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7th Street bridge in Phoenix to be closed for months after gas line break led to massive fire
VIDEO: City of Phoenix officials say the Seventh Street bridge over the Salt River will be closed for several months after a gas line break led to a huge fire this morning. The fire started around 4 a.m. Sunday after a gas line break near 7th Street and University Drive. When crews arrived at the scene, Phoenix fire officials say they found "heavy fire and intense heat coming from under the bridge.
- PUB DATE: 2/28/2021 4:22:59 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 01 Mar 2021 00:22:59 GMT



Firefighters from nearby cities help Scottsdale crews battle house fire
PHOTOS: A fire in Scottsdale Friday afternoon left a home with significant damage. Scottsdale Fire Department spokesman Andy McDonald says the first-alarm fire was reported around 4 p.m. in a neighborhood near 82nd Street and Indian School Road. Fire units from the Scottsdale Fire Department, along with Tempe, Mesa Fire and Medical, and Phoenix fire departments, responded to the scene to work on the fire, says McDonald.
- PUB DATE: 2/27/2021 3:32:37 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sat, 27 Feb 2021 23:32:37 GMT



Pilot of small plane walks away from emergency crash landing in Avra Valley farm fields
PHOTO: The pilots of a small plane out of Chandler Municipal Airport had to make an emergency landing in some Avra Valley farm fields late Saturday morning. It happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. According to the Avra Valley Fire District, firefighters arrived on the scene near Hardin and Trico roads, which is west of Interstate 10, to find a single-propeller plane on its roof.
- PUB DATE: 2/27/2021 10:26:11 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sun, 28 Feb 2021 06:26:11 GMT



Multiple families displaced after first-alarm fire at apartments in Phoenix near 52nd St. and Van Buren
VIDEO: Multiple families have been displaced after a first alarm fire at an apartment complex in Phoenix Saturday evening. Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale firefighters responded to the fire near 52nd and Van Buren streets. Officials say when crews arrived, they located a two-story apartment complex with flames extending up to the second level.
- PUB DATE: 2/27/2021 10:26:58 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 28 Feb 2021 06:26:58 GMT



Pima Fire Department receives new engine courtesy of Bureau of Land Management
PHOTO: The Pima Volunteer Fire Department has a new tool in its toolbox thanks to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The BLM recently gave the department a pre-owned Type 6 fire engine with $12,000 worth of tools and an an emergency radio. Lathe Evans, an assistant fire managing officer with the BLM, said that new the engine carried a $300,000 price tag.
- PUB DATE: 3/1/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Eastern Arizona Courier - Metered Site
Posted on Mon, 01 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Phoenix firefighters need security for calls near homeless camp after repeated violence
VIDEO: Phoenix firefighters say an area of downtown Phoenix is so dangerous they now need police officers to secure areas before fire crews can respond to calls. Firefighters told Arizona's Family the homeless population around the CASS shelter has become extremely hostile in the past few weeks, so much so they had to request the Phoenix Police Department to help them just be able to do their jobs.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2021 10:15:46 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 26 Feb 2021 06:15:46 GMT



Some Arizona health care workers, first responders choosing not to get COVID-19 vaccine
VIDEO: First responders and health care workers were among the first in Arizona who were eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, but we're finding several people in those occupations are opting not to get the shots. Dozens of nurses, firefighters, and police officers have told us they didn't get the vaccine, they don't plan to, and they work with others who feel that same way.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2021 5:36:39 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 26 Feb 2021 13:36:39 GMT



Follow-Up: Fire investigators search for answers after Phoenix pediatric therapy center fire
VIDEO: Head to Toe Therapy has provided a range of therapies for thousands of kids with special needs but has also had questionable business practices in recent years. Kyle Walsh works an overnight shift and was out for his routine 2 a.m. jog when he saw the foot flames across the street. “It went from really quiet to sirens everywhere,” said Walsh.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2021 6:48:56 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 26 Feb 2021 02:48:56 GMT



Two children and a man critically hurt in crash in north Phoenix
Two children and a man were rushed to the hospital with serious after a crash in north Phoenix on Thursday evening. It happened Thursday evening on 27th Avenue near the Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway. The crash involved two vehicles and four people, according to a Phoenix Fire Department spokesman. An 8-year-old girl, a 12-year-old boy and a 43-year-old man suffered critical injuries and were driven to the hospital, firefighters said.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2021 9:28:10 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 26 Feb 2021 05:28:10 GMT



Tucson: Psychological First Aid for COVID, and more
COVID-19 is pushing a lot of people to the breaking point--and beyond. And often the people closest to the person in trouble have to recognize the need and do what they can to help until professionals can intervene. It’s an idea called psychological first aid. Volunteers skilled in emergency response are offering free online lessons so anyone can learn this life-saving skill.
- PUB DATE: 2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 26 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Massive fire destroys central Phoenix hair salon
VIDEO: A fire destroyed a hair salon in central Phoenix early Thursday morning. The Phoenix Fire Department was called to the business near 7th Street and Missouri Avenue just after 2 a.m. When crews arrived on the scene, there were 20-foot flames burning through the roof of the two-story building.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2021 7:04:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2021 15:04:00 GMT



Gilbert opens new 50-acre training facility for fire and police
PHOTOS: Police and firefighters will be able to train side by side in a cutting-edge facility that just opened in Gilbert. After nearly two years of construction, the 50-acre property is already being put to good use. The Gilbert Public Safety Training Facility, located at the corner of Power and Pecos roads, includes fire and police training spaces and is equipped with tactical, prop and classroom structures.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 5:07:11 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:07:11 GMT



Cochise County officials repsonding to fire in Fort Huachuca
PHOTOS: Fire authorities in Cochise County are on scene of a 30-acre fire taking place in Fort Huachuca at Black Tail Canyon. The fire is currently 25% contained. According to Cochise County, fire teams from across southern Arizona have joined Fort Huachuca Fire in fighting the blaze that started around 2 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Mercedes rolls over, catches fire on SR-51 on-ramp in north Phoenix
PHOTO: A driver is lucky to be alive after their Mercedes rolled and caught fire in north Phoenix early Thursday morning. It happened at about 4:30 a.m. on the northbound on-ramp to State Route 51 from Bell Road. The fire could be seen on an ADOT camera in the area. Ground video from the scene showed the burned Mercedes on its side.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVK 3TV & KPHO CBS 5 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Arizona reports 121 deaths from coronavirus as outbreak slows
Arizona on Feb. 25 reported 121 deaths from COVID-19 but only 939 additional confirmed cases amid indicators of continued slowing of the coronavirus outbreak. The 939 additional cases marked the first day since Nov. 30 that the state Department of Health Services reported fewer than 1,000 additional confirmed cases.
- PUB DATE: 2/25/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Cave Creek discusses fire protection plans
The looming threat of the next possible wildland fire prompted the Cave Creek Town Council to discuss its plan for establishing emergency fire protection services to protect everyone’s safety. “Look at what we lost this last year,” Mayor Ernie Bunch said during the meeting. “This not a thing that we can afford to put our people through.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 1:07:36 AM - SOURCE: Foothills Focus
Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:07:36 GMT



Buckeye man thanks firefighters who saved his life
VIDEO: A Buckeye man was reunited Tuesday with the firefighters who saved his life after he suffered a heart attack on December 12. "I'm very grateful to have a second chance," said Rick Preciado. His wife Jessica had noticed he'd stopped breathing after they had gone to bed. And as firefighters rushed to their house, the 911 operator walked Jessica through CPR.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 7:51:55 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:51:55 GMT



Car smashes into wall in multi-vehicle crash at west Phoenix intersection
PHOTOS: Police are working to clean up a multiple-vehicle accident that caused one car to crash into a wall at a west Phoenix intersection Wednesday morning. The crash happened at 87th Avenue and Indian School Road just before 8 a.m. Phoenix Police Sgt. Andy Williams said a driver that was going southbound ran a red light and collided with another vehicle that was going westbound.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVK 3TV & KPHO CBS 5 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Buckeye backyard beehive leads to aggressive swarm that killed several dogs
VIDEO: A swarm of bees in a Buckeye neighborhood killed several dogs on Sunday afternoon after they escaped their hive in one homeowner's backyard. Buckeye Police and Fire-Medical-Rescue departments were called to the neighborhood near Southern Avenue and Watson Road just before 3 p.m. One homeowner, who wasn't home at the time, saw a post in his NextDoor app that people were being stung by an aggressive swarm of bees, and he rushed home to get his dogs who were in the backyard.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVK 3TV & KPHO CBS 5 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Crews contain wildfire in Cochise Stronghold
PHOTO: A wildland fire in Cochise Stronghold forced some evacuations from the campground on Dragoon Road Tuesday, according to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office's Facebook. The fire is about one and half miles from the campground on Dragoon Road, CCSO says. At this time the fire is moving north, where residents in the area were evacuated.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Fire damages Camp Verde apartment
PHOTO: Copper Canyon Fire Marshal Ken Krebbs said it’s a good thing firefighters were able to get to an apartment fire Saturday morning. After a call came in about the fire, which happened in an apartment in a complex on West Head Street, a crew was able to get to the scene quickly. That crew quickly put out the fire before it could destroy the apartment or spread.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2021 1:57:52 PM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Mon, 22 Feb 2021 21:57:52 GMT



Arizona is reporting 1,184 new coronavirus cases and 148 additional deaths
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 1,184 new coronavirus cases Tuesday morning, Arizona's statewide total is now at 810,658 cases. ADHS added 148 deaths to its dashboard Tuesday morning. A total of 15,650 people have died from COVID-19 in Arizona. January has replaced December as the deadliest month of the pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVK 3TV & KPHO CBS 5 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 23 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Southbound I-17 reopens at Greenway Road after rollover crash in Phoenix
PHOTO: A multi-vehicle, rollover crash shut down the southbound lanes of the I-17 at Greenway Road Tuesday morning. The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. and the Arizona Department of Public Safety says at least one car has rolled over and there are multiple injuries. Video from Arizona's Family chopper showed multiple vehicles with significant damage.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVK 3TV & KPHO CBS 5 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 23 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Paratrooper rescued after being entangled in power lines in Eloy
PHOTOS: Now this is something you don’t hear of everyday. A bizzare situation took place in Eloy on Friday, when a paratrooper became entangled on large power lines. Just look at the images. The subject’s parachute gets wrapped around the top electrical wire, while the subject hangs down. Crews with the Eloy Fire District responded to the situation, but because of the electrical hazard, crews had to proceed with caution.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2021 11:13:21 PM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Sun, 21 Feb 2021 07:13:21 GMT



Mesa Fire Department honors first black firefighter for the city
VIDEO: Four decades after his hiring, crews still call a former Mesa firefighter legendary. "I was the first Black firefighter hired in Mesa, and I think it was a huge learning curve on both sides, on my side and their side," said Edwin Jones. Mesa Fire Department hired Jones in 1980. For 20 years, he worked for the department, eventually becoming a battalion chief.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2021 5:31:39 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sat, 20 Feb 2021 01:31:39 GMT



Three people owe lives to smoke detectors, neighbor after early morning fire in Phoenix
Working smoke detectors gave three people the precious seconds they needed to escape their burning Phoenix home Saturday morning. It happened shortly after 6 a.m., just north of the 36th Street and Thunderbird Road. Firefighter David Ramirez said the fire had fully engulfed the garage and was pumping out thick smoke when firefighters arrived on the scene.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2021 5:17:11 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sun, 21 Feb 2021 01:17:11 GMT



Kingman City Council approves contracts, vehicle replacements
Kingman City Council approved multiple job contracts, vehicle replacements and an agreement for engineering services for roadway improvements to Eastern Street at its Tuesday, Feb. 16 meeting. The city accepted a $148,514 FEMA COVID-19 grant for the Kingman Fire Department. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program provides money for personal protective equipment and supplies in response to COVID-19.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2021 1:04:13 AM - SOURCE: DailyMiner
Posted on Sun, 21 Feb 2021 09:04:13 GMT



Bystanders help save two men after fiery car crash in Tucson
VIDEO: Two strangers jumped into action after witnessing a head on collision near Harrison and Escalante Road. Adam Holt is one of the men who was at the right place at the right time. He had been driving behind one of the cars involved when it crashed into an oncoming car. Holt said he swerved to avoid hitting the truck, and ended up in the brush next to the road.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2021 11:17:27 PM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Sun, 21 Feb 2021 07:17:27 GMT



Tucson elementary school playground damaged by fire
VIDEO: Lynn-Urquides Elementary is looking for answers after their student’s playground was destroyed. “So first was shock and then anger that someone would do this to my elementary kiddos,” says principal Marisa Salcido. When she discovered the playground’s damage, all she thought about were her students.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 19 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Arizona is reporting 1,918 new coronavirus cases and 145 additional deaths
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 1,918 new coronavirus cases Thursday morning, Arizona's statewide total is now at 804,116 cases. ADHS added 145 deaths to its statewide dashboard Friday morning. A total of people have died from 15,421 COVID-19 in Arizona. As of Friday morning, 99% of the vaccine Arizona ordered has been administered.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVK 3TV & KPHO CBS 5 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 19 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Motorcyclist killed in crash along L-101 near McDowell Road in Scottsdale
VIDEO: A deadly motorcycle-involved crash shut down a portion of Loop 101 near McDowell Road early Friday morning. The crash occurred around 4:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes near McDowell Road. According to Arizona Department of Public Safety officials at the scene, a woman driving a motorcycle was struck by another vehicle from behind.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 19 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Capt. Patrick McCarty of Prescott Fire Department receives Lifesaving Award
PHOTO: The Sons of the American Revolution recognized the winner of its Lifesaving Award on Saturday. The honor was given to Prescott Fire Department (PFD) Capt. Patrick McCarty, who provided immediate medical care and lifesaving efforts that resulted in full recovery of a citizen who was experiencing sudden on-set cardiac arrest, according to a news release.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2021 6:59:30 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Thu, 18 Feb 2021 14:59:30 GMT



Four vie for Verde Valley Fire District chief post
PHOTO: In November 2018, Joe Moore took over as chief of the Verde Valley Fire District. Two years later, Moore is ending his long career with fire departments in the area, set to retire in March. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Verde Valley Fire District hosted four candidates for the job at a meet-and-greet at Station 31 on E.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2021 1:02:47 AM - SOURCE: Camp Verde Journal/Cottonwood Journal Extra
Posted on Thu, 18 Feb 2021 09:02:47 GMT



One killed in fiery crash on Loop 202 in east Mesa
VIDEO: One person is dead after a fiery crash on eastbound Loop 202 Red Mountain in east Mesa. It happened just before 5 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near Main Street/Apache Trail. According to the Department of Public Safety, a car went up the embankment, slammed into the wall, and then burst into flames.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVK 3TV & KPHO CBS 5 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 18 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Arizona Rangers donate masks to Golden Valley Fire District
PHOTO: Arizona Rangers Mohave Company #26 donated 2,000 three-layer protective face masks to the Golden Valley Fire District on Feb. 9. They are from a cache of 100,000 masks that White Wolf Branding Solutions, through their parent company, Cardinal Solutions, and with the assistance of Arizona for Children, donated to the Arizona Rangers for distribution throughout Arizona.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2021 1:00:57 PM - SOURCE: Daily Miner
Posted on Tue, 16 Feb 2021 21:00:57 GMT



Man arrested on suspicion of arson-related damage at Pima County church
A 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson at Victory Worship Center in Tucson, according to Pima County sheriff's officials. Deputies responded to a report of a burglary about 7:30 a.m. Monday at the church, on Ruthrauff Road just east of Interstate 10, and found a glass door leading into the church shattered, a Pima County sheriff's news release stated.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2021 10:28:20 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 16 Feb 2021 18:28:20 GMT



One killed in three-car crash in Chandler
PHOTO: One person was killed in a three-car crash along Loop 202 Santan in Chandler Wednesday morning. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials were called to the scene of the crash in the eastbound lanes near Kyrene around 7:45 a.m. DPS says traffic was stopped in the area when a black Dodge pickup driver rear-ended a gray Ford pickup in the exit lane.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 17 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Fire chief serves two neighboring cities in neighboring countries -- Naco, Arizona and Naco, Sonora
Jesse Morales is the fire chief in two cities, in two countries. But for the 45-year-old Morales, being fire chief in Naco, Arizona and Naco, Sonora, just seemed like a natural fit. Morales’ grandfather began serving with Naco Fire in Arizona in 1959. Morales was taught about the fire service and he began helping out at the fire station as a teenager.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2021 11:25:05 AM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Sat, 13 Feb 2021 19:25:05 GMT



Two dead following residential fire in Cochise County
The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a fatal fire in Pearce that occurred on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 2:20 a.m. Deputies were advised of a structure fire on Old Uncle Curtis Lane and responded along with Sunsites-Pearce Fire Department. Two occupants were deceased inside of the residence, according to officials.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 16 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Pinal County authorities rescue injured hiker at Peppersauce Canyon
According to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, shortly after 1:30 pm on Saturday, a 64-year-old female fell off a ladder while climbing down into a cave in Peppersauce Canyon. The canyon is located south-east of Oracle, northeast of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The hiker sustained significant injuries, including fractured bones and lacerations and was airlifted to an area hospital for treatment.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 16 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Yuma Police Department: Reward offered for Hobby Lobby arson suspect
An arson investigation is underway after police responded to a fire at Hobby Lobby on Thursday. The Yuma Police Department (YPD) said it received reports of a fire around 6:30 p.m. at Hobby Lobby. Firefighters discovered two fires at the scene, one inside the store and a second one behind the building.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2021 1:56:53 PM - SOURCE: KYMA-DT CBS/NBC 13 Yuma
Posted on Sat, 13 Feb 2021 21:56:53 GMT



Prescribed Burns This Week On Prescott National Forest
Fire managers with the Prescott National Forests are planning several prescribed burns this month. Officials with the Verde Ranger District will begin the ‘Crater’ burn this Thursday, continuing through March 1st, pending favorable weather conditions. Aerial ignitions will be used to burn a little more than 3,000 acres near Powell Springs Campground and the community of Cherry.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2021 1:18:37 PM - SOURCE: KNAU-FM 88.7
Posted on Mon, 15 Feb 2021 21:18:37 GMT



Timber Mesa firefighters complete orientation, training
PHOTO: Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District recently concluded a two-week orientation academy and welcomed 11 new firefighters to the District. Nine of the 11 are an addition to the district because of a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant awarded through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2021 11:51:22 PM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Fri, 12 Feb 2021 07:51:22 GMT



Thatcher family safe after blaze destroys home
PHOTOS: A Thatcher family of five lost their home in a fire Thursday afternoon, but they were able to escape unharmed. Thatcher and Safford volunteer firefighters received a call about the blaze in the 900 block of South First Avenue around 12:30 p.m. Firefighters worked hard to keep the flames from spreading to a nearby home.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2021 1:27:43 PM - SOURCE: Eastern Arizona Courier
Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021 21:27:43 GMT



COVID-19 vaccination push in Navajo Nation: Nearly 25% of residents have gotten at least one shot
VIDEO: More than 80,000 doses have been administered in Arizona. Nearly a quarter of those living on the Navajo Nation, have now been vaccinated with at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. “On Saturday alone, we vaccinated over five thousand people on the Navajo Nation,” said Navajo Nation Jonathan Nez.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 12 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Pedestrian struck and killed while crossing against signal in Phoenix
A pedestrian was hit by a car while crossing the street near 19th Avenue and Bell Road Thursday evening. A 44-year-old man was crossing the street against the signal at about 9:30 p.m. when an SUV hit him, Phoenix Police Sgt. Andy Williams said. The man, who had not been identified, was taken to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 12 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Glendale Fire Department offering COVID-19 kits
The Glendale Fire Department on Feb. 4 unveiled new kits for families dealing with COVID-19. Describing it as her passion project, GFD spokeswoman Capt. Ashley Losch said the kits are designed for families who have loved ones in the hospital and need information about the next steps. Several items are included, ranging from the usual masks and hand sanitizers to information.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2021 12:11:08 AM - SOURCE: Glendale Star
Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:11:08 GMT



Man arrested for beating two people, lighting a house on fire in Avondale
Avondale police arrested 30-year-old Gabriel Gutierrez for multiple crimes that happened over the span of the last week. Investigators said Gutierrez beat up a landscaper and robbed him Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. Then, four days later, police said he assaulted a woman at her Avondale home and lit the place on fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2021 3:42:39 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Wed, 10 Feb 2021 23:42:39 GMT



Arizona adds a relative low 1,861 COVID-19 cases, high 200 deaths; hospitalizations still dropping
Arizona again reported a relative low of 1,861 new COVID-19 cases and a high 200 new known deaths on Thursday, as hospitalizations for the disease continued to decline. Arizona's seven-day, new-case average ranked ninth on Wednesday among all states, after ranking first and second for much of January, according to the U.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: AZ Central
Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Firefighters rescue man after he crashes car into a Glendale canal
PHOTOS: A man is in the hospital after he crashed his car into a canal in Glendale on Tuesday afternoon and fire crews had to save him. It happened in the area of 79th and Missouri avenues. Aerial video shows a white Honda sedan with severe front-end damage and the water about halfway up the car. Firefighters said the driver's leg was trapped so he couldn't get out.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2021 6:40:09 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 10 Feb 2021 02:40:09 GMT



Man suspected in multiple Lake Havasu City arsons arrested
Police in Lake Havasu City say they have arrested a man who was allegedly involved in multiple arsons. They say Jeremy Chelgren was taken into custody Monday and turned over to Mohave County Sheriff's officials. Police say Chelgren is jailed on suspicion of four counts of arson of an unoccupied structure, three counts of arson to an occupied structure, unlawful flight and theft.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2021 11:37:09 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 10 Feb 2021 07:37:09 GMT



Golder Ranch firefighters save hummingbird that flew into Oro Valley home
PHOTOS: When a hummingbird flew into Gil and Karen Shapiro’s Oro Valley home recently, they weren’t sure what to do next. But eventually, a group of Golder Ranch firefighters were able to rescue the tiny bird. It all happened on Jan. 31. The Shapiros left their front door open “a touch too long,” Gil Shapiro says.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2021 2:46:32 PM - SOURCE: Tucson Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021 22:46:32 GMT



Peoria Fire-Medical Department gets more room for fleet vehicles, equipment
The Peoria Fire-Medical Department will now have more room for its fleet vehicles and other associated equipment. The city approved the purchase of a 26,240 square foot industrial building at 733 W. Seldon Lane, on 1.72 acres to be used for storage of apparatus, emergency medical supplies and equipment associated with the fleet maintenance of the Peoria Fire-Medical Department vehicles.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2021 11:57:02 AM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021 19:57:02 GMT



The unsung hero in Rim Country medical training
MhaXwell is not here to teach ventriloquism, as could be mistakenly thought when hearing about his arrival in Rim Country. While technically a "dummy," there is nothing dumb about this one. As high tech as they come, MhaXwell is classed as a SimMan, an amalgamation of Simulation Manikin. MhaXwell is a virtual patient here to teach emergency medical techniques to first responders and local health care students.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2021 1:04:32 AM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup
Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021 09:04:32 GMT



Scottsdale man, Phoenix woman dead after crashing car into Flagstaff building
A man from Scottsdale and a woman from Phoenix died over the weekend after crashing into a building in Flagstaff. Flagstaff police say it happened Saturday around 3 a.m. near Country Club Drive and Soliere Avenue. When officers arrived on scene, they found a car inside the lobby of a business with two people near the car.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Arizona is reporting 4,381 new coronavirus cases and 231 additional deaths
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 4,381 new coronavirus cases Tuesday morning, Arizona's statewide total is now at 787,268 cases. ADHS also added 231 deaths to its statewide dashboard Tuesday morning. A total of 14,286 people have died from COVID-19 in Arizona. January has replaced December as the deadliest month of the pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



New Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting exhibit in Phoenix focuses on children's safety in fun, interactive way
VIDEO: The Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting in Phoenix, the largest firefighting museum in the country, now has a new interactive exhibit that teaches children about burn prevention. According to the Arizona Burn Foundation, children younger than 12 are the most vulnerable group for burn and scald injuries.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2021 5:05:54 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sun, 07 Feb 2021 01:05:54 GMT



Hiker dies after falling 30-40 feet at Papago Park
VIDEO: Phoenix firefighters say a man in his 20s has died after falling 30-40 feet at Hole in the Rock at Papago Park. Firefighters responded to a mountain rescue at the park on Saturday around 6 p.m. Crews say rescue teams quickly made their way up the trail, located the hiker, and began life-saving measures.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 08 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Fire destroys Phoenix mobile home
VIDEO: An early morning fire destroyed a mobile home in Phoenix Saturday, and two people suffered smoke inhalation. Somebody called 911 shortly before 7:30 a.m. to report smoke billowing from a mobile home in a neighborhood south of 24th Street and Southern Avenue. Capt. Todd Keller of the Phoenix Fire Department, firefighters immediately took defensive positions outside the home because of the amount of smoke and fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2021 11:13:35 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sun, 07 Feb 2021 07:13:35 GMT



Seven hospitalized, including 4 children, after multi-vehicle crash reported on I-17 near Anthem
PHOTOS: Seven people that include four children were hospitalized after a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 17 and Anthem Way Saturday morning. The Daisy Mountain Fire Department said seven people that include four children were transported to area hospitals for their injuries. Officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety said the crash involved multiple vehicles and multiple injuries.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 08 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Arizona is reporting 2,250 new coronavirus cases and 7 additional deaths
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 2,250 new coronavirus cases Monday morning, Arizona's statewide total is now at 782,887 cases. ADHS also added 7 deaths to its statewide dashboard Monday morning. A total of 14,055 people have died from COVID-19 in Arizona. January has replaced December as the deadliest month of the pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 08 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



House fire in west Phoenix leaves one man dead
PHOTO: Investigators are looking into what led to a house fire that killed a man in Phoenix on Thursday afternoon. Firefighters were called out to the home near 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road at around 12:45 p.m. When they got there, they said they found a man with extensive burns to his body. He couldn't be saved and died at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2021 1:45:13 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 04 Feb 2021 21:45:13 GMT



Hiker flown to hospital after falling 20 feet in Portal Canyon
VIDEO: A Cedar City man is in extremely critical condition after suffering significant head injuries when he fell more than 20 feet Thursday while hiking in a deep canyon within the Virgin River Gorge basin in Mohave County, Arizona. Shortly before 10 a.m. emergency dispatch received a call reporting that a 62-year-old hiker had fallen off the side of a steep cliff after he grabbed onto a boulder that came loose and slipped out from under him.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: St George News
Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Man seriously burned, cat killed in stove fire in Phoenix
VIDEO: A Phoenix man suffered second-degree burns and one of his cats is dead after an early morning fire that crews believe started on his stove. The fire started just after 2 a.m. at the Rancho Encanto Chateaux near 29th Avenue and Greenway Parkway. David Ramirez with the Phoenix Fire Department says they responded to the apartments for reports of a stove fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2021 6:04:13 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2021 14:04:13 GMT



Cornville campsite van burns
PHOTO: A scenic campsite located in the Coconino National Forest near Tissaw Road turned into tragedy Thursday morning when the campers’ van was engulfed in flames and filled the State Route 260/Verde River valley with smoke. Verde Valley Fire District Acting Battalion Chief Seth Murphy did not know if anyone was injured, but said there was no one at the scene of the fire when Verde Valley, Cottonwood and the Coconino Forest firefighters arrived about 9 a.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2021 5:12:52 PM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2021 01:12:52 GMT



Arizona is reporting 4,417 new coronavirus cases and 176 additional deaths
he Arizona Department of Health Services reported 4,417 new coronavirus cases Thursday morning, Arizona's statewide total is now at 771,796 cases. ADHS also added 176 deaths to its statewide dashboard Thursday morning. A total of 13,752 people have died from COVID-19 in Arizona. January has replaced December as the deadliest month of the pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 04 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



New trail near Payson honors Dude Fire victims
Watching the movie “Only the Brave” and reading about the 19 firefighters killed in the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire the movie was based on, left Randy Wilfong thinking about six other firefighters. “I remembered visiting the Dude Fire fatality site in the late 1990s,” Wilfong said. “I went back to the site and found it in a state that it had been forgotten.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 04 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Verde Valley Fire District responds to Cottonwood structure fire
PHOTOS: On February 3 at about 4:30 p.m, Verde Valley Fire District (VVFD) responded to the report of a structure on fire in the 200 block of S. 18th place in Cottonwood. Crews from Verde Valley Fire District and Cottonwood Fire and Medical Department arrived on scene to find a single-family home with approximately 25% of the exterior of the home on fire spreading to the interior along with trees and shrubs burning in the yard.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2021 10:56:21 AM - SOURCE: Sedona.biz
Posted on Thu, 04 Feb 2021 18:56:21 GMT



Casa Grande tire fire caused by sparks from worker's tool
VIDEO: The Casa Grande Fire Department has determined that a tire fire that sent a cloud of smoke into the air Monday was caused by an accident. The fire broke out around 2:45 p.m. at Hatfield’s Tires on East Jimmie Kerr Boulevard and destroyed a number of tires and a truck. No injuries from the fire were reported.
- PUB DATE: 2/2/2021 3:36:44 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Tue, 02 Feb 2021 23:36:44 GMT



Arizona is reporting 2,296 new coronavirus cases and 214 additional deaths
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 2,296 new coronavirus cases Wednesday morning, Arizona's statewide total is now at 767,379 cases. ADHS also added 214 deaths to its statewide dashboard Wednesday morning. A total of 13,576 people have died from COVID-19 in Arizona. January has replaced December as the deadliest month of the pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 03 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Rim Country fire departments back each other up on calls
PHOTOS: A December chimney fire in Pine showcased the interdependence of Rim Country fire departments. The event was highlighted in the Jan. 14 town manager report. When the Pine-Strawberry Fire Department called for help with the Dec. 30 fire, both Payson and Water Wheel Fire Departments responded with four engines, four water tenders, two chief officers and 20 firefighters, as part of a mutual aid compact called the Rim Country Automatic Aid system.
- PUB DATE: 2/2/2021 1:04:51 PM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 02 Feb 2021 21:04:51 GMT



Goodyear fire station one of first in US geared toward cancer prevention
The Goodyear Fire Department is one of the first fire departments in the country to take a major step toward preventing firefighters from getting cancer from the important work they do. Goodyear opened up Station 186 near Willis and Rainbow Valley roads in early January. The station is one of three that will be built with special air partitioning systems to keep carcinogens away from firefighters in between calls.
- PUB DATE: 2/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 02 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Iconic Carefree 'wedding cake house' catches fire, partially collapses
VIDEO: An iconic 6,000-square-foot home in the Cave Creek-Carefree area caught fire and partially collapsed early Tuesday morning. Rural Metro Fire officials say they first received reports of the blaze near Carefree Highway and Tom Darlington Drive around 3 a.m. The mountainside home, which is locally known as the "wedding cake house," was heavily engulfed in flames on its second and third floors.
- PUB DATE: 2/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 02 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Tucson carport fire spreads to guesthouse, resident displaced
PHOTOS: Tucson Fire Department crews extinguished a fire that displaced one person early on Monday, Feb. 1. The fire happened in the 2500 block of East 36th Street, near South Forgeus Avenue. Crews arrived on scene to find the carport fully involved in the fire and the fire was extending into a nearby guesthouse.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2021 1:38:06 PM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2021 21:38:06 GMT



Somerton Cocopah firefighters put out suspicious house fire
PHOTOS: The Somerton Cocopah Fire Department responded to a residential fire in the 200 block of East Spring Street at approximately 3:10 a.m. Sunday morning. .The fire took approximately 1 ½ hours to fully put out, due to the home having two roofs, one built over the other. Firefighters from the Somerton Cocopah Fire Department responded to a residential fire early Sunday morning that is being considered suspicious in nature.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2021 1:02:19 PM - SOURCE: Yuma Sun.com (Yuma Daily Sun) - Metered Site
Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2021 21:02:19 GMT



Arizona is reporting 2,938 new coronavirus cases and 238 additional deaths
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 2,938 new coronavirus cases Tuesday morning, Arizona's statewide total is now at 766,083 cases. ADHS also added 238 deaths to its statewide dashboard Tuesday morning. A total of 13,362 people have died from COVID-19 in Arizona. December replaced July as deadliest month of the pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 2/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 02 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Peoria mayor acknowledges reality and prevalence of cancer in fire service
For many years the bureaucracy of local government has blinded mayors and city councils from cancer in the fire service. But not for Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat. She took the podium Friday morning to honor fallen Peoria fire Capt. David Rehkne. The 59-year-old lost his battle with occupational cancer earlier this month after a near 10-year battle with the disease he contracted as a result of his job.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2021 5:25:08 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2021 13:25:08 GMT



Crews battle first-alarm fire at Phoenix apartment complex
VIDEO: A first alarm fire broke out early Monday morning at an apartment complex near 51st Avenue and Thomas Road. Phoenix Fire Captain Rob McDade says crews arrived at about 7 a.m. to find a fire in the apartment complex's office. The blaze was upgraded to a first-alarm fire because it could have spread to other apartments.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2021 7:52:28 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2021 15:52:28 GMT



Tempe announces cancer screenings for Firefighters
The city of Tempe has launched a new early cancer detection screening program for firefighters. The program aims to catch cancer in its infancy. All firefighters will receive an initial cancer screening, a dermatological screening and a full body exam. After several cancer diagnoses within the Tempe Fire Department, and a member of the department passing away from cancer last year, Tempe fire sought out a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2021 6:26:58 PM - SOURCE: KJZZ-FM 91.5
Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2021 02:26:58 GMT



Follow-Up: Man arrested after setting fire in Mesa Walmart, causing over $6M in damages
A man has been arrested after allegedly starting a fire inside a Walmart in Arizona on Thursday, causing at least $6 million in damage. At around 12:40 p.m. Mesa police and fire officials responded to a 1st Alarm fire call at the Walmart in Mesa. Mesa police say a transient man started the fire in the Garden Center and upon entry, officials described the smoke as "being so heavy that encompassed their feet, and so thick that the firefighters had little to no visibility as they walked inside.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2021 8:54:29 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Sat, 30 Jan 2021 04:54:29 GMT



Family of 4 and two dogs attacked by swarm of bees in Glendale neighborhood
A family of four and their two dogs were attacked by a swarm of bees in a Glendale neighborhood Sunday. Fire crews were called to a home near Peoria and 59th avenues at around 5 p.m. Glendale fire officials say the homeowners had come across a hive in a shed, and tried to remove it on their own. However, when they started getting stung, they called 911.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2021 6:15:29 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2021 02:15:29 GMT



Tucson Fire Department seeks recruits, adapts training to COVID
The Tucson Fire Department has been straining to recruit all the firefighters it needs and COVID adds a new complication. Tucson Fire isn’t getting as many recruits as it used to. Tucson Fire Chief Chuck Ryan says the department used to get as many as 17 hundred applicants per class but now it’s more like a thousand.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2021 10:07:36 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 29 Jan 2021 06:07:36 GMT



Crews battle first-alarm fire at Walmart store at Mesa Riverview
Mesa Fire and Medical Department crews were called out to battle a first-alarm fire at the Walmart Supercenter near Dobson Road and Rio Salado Parkway at Mesa Riverview on Thursday. The blaze broke out in the garden area of the store. When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke in the area. Fire officials say several pallets of merchandise had caught fire.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 29 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Fire at the Spanish Trail Motel in South Tucson
PHOTOS: Firefighters from Tucson and South Tucson battled a fire in one of the abandoned units of the Spanish Trail Motel at 305 E. Benson Highway on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. There has been illegal activity and several fires at the site for many years. There were no reports of injuries.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2021 1:44:08 PM - SOURCE: Tucson Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Thu, 28 Jan 2021 21:44:08 GMT



Snowmageddon 2021 hits Pine-Strawberry
We needed moisture, and we got it. The National Weather Service in Flagstaff reports that from early Monday morning to late Tuesday afternoon, Pine-Strawberry received 24 inches of snow, 3 inches over the yearly average for the community. I know many of you measured more than that, and in some areas that is possible.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2021 4:02:33 AM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup
Posted on Fri, 29 Jan 2021 12:02:33 GMT



Green Valley Fire performs traumatic injury rescue in Madera Canyon
PHOTO: On Wednesday, Jan. 27, personnel with the Green Valley Fire Department responded to the report of a 15-year-old male resident of Sahuarita who fell more than 30 feet into Madera Canyon while hiking during the afternoon. Fire crews arrived shortly after 4 p.m. and began a hasty team rescue, making their way to the patient who appeared to have suffered serious head trauma as a result of the fall.
- PUB DATE: 1/27/2021 6:01:28 PM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 28 Jan 2021 02:01:28 GMT



University of Arizona Health Sciences: Researchers studying stress, cancer risk and reproductive toxicity in women firefighters
Researchers at the University of Arizona Health Sciences are undertaking a study to better understand the potential enviromental and occupational health risks specific to women in the fire service. Funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the study will examine how being a firefighter affects women’s stress levels, as well as their risk of cancer and reproductive toxicity, or adverse reproductive health outcomes.
- PUB DATE: 1/27/2021 7:20:43 PM - SOURCE: University of Arizona Health Sciences
Posted on Thu, 28 Jan 2021 03:20:43 GMT



Man, boy rushed to hospital after BBQ grill accident in Glendale
VIDEO: A man and a young boy were rushed to the hospital after being burned in a BBQ grill accident in Glendale Wednesday night. Glendale firefighters were called to the scene near 59th Avenue and Cactus Road around 9:30 p.m. for reports of a fire. Glendale police say both victims suffered serious injuries.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 28 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Arizona is reporting 4,671 new coronavirus cases and 176 additional deaths
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 4,671 new coronavirus cases Thursday morning, Arizona's statewide total is now at 743,232 cases. ADHS also added 176 deaths to its statewide dashboard Thursday morning. A total of 12,819 people have died from COVID-19 in Arizona. December replaced July as deadliest month of the pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 28 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT



2020 Arizona wildfire totals: One of the worst seasons in a decade, officials say
Fire officials released the totals of Arizona's 2020 wildfire season Wednesday, with the final tally resulting in one of the state's worst seasons in ten years. According to a news release from the Department of Forestry and Fire Management, 2,520 wildfires burned 978,519 acres of state, federal, and tribal lands last year.
- PUB DATE: 1/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 27 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Rescuers save 3 climbers stranded since Sunday in Sedona
VIDEO: Three climbers are recovering after they were stranded for days in Sedona, fire crews said. According to the Sedona Fire District, rescuers received calls of the stranded climbers near Haribo Canyon on Sunday afternoon. The winter storm made it tough for teams to try and find the three people.
- PUB DATE: 1/26/2021 10:08:26 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 27 Jan 2021 06:08:26 GMT



Related: Crews in northern Arizona rescue 5 people in 2 incidents in snow-blanketed areas
Crews in northern Arizona used a helicopter and a tracked vehicle to rescue a total of five people in two incidents in areas blanketed by heavy snow from a major storm, authorities said. Major highways closed by the storm in Arizona reopened Tuesday as snowfall tapered off, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.
- PUB DATE: 1/27/2021 9:41:15 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Wed, 27 Jan 2021 17:41:15 GMT



Commentary: Payson might just need a crew dedicated to fuels management
PHOTO: Now that the Payson Town Council has passed a Firewise code — it’s time to clear up the tangles of brush and thickets of trees that could set the town on fire if a nearby megafire pours a rain of embers down on Payson. But there’s a problem. Not enough manpower. The town recently had to hire outside help to clear up a centrally located property.
- PUB DATE: 1/26/2021 10:57:25 AM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup
Posted on Tue, 26 Jan 2021 18:57:25 GMT



One dead, 1 injured in Tolleson crash
VIDEO: One man is dead and another man has life-threatening injuries following a crash on Jan. 26 in Tolleson. According to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened just before 10 p.m. near 99th Avenue and Buckeye Road. One man was pronounced dead at the scene. Another man was hospitalized.
- PUB DATE: 1/27/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 27 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Phoenix firefighter hospitalized with COVID-19, visited by crew
Dan Volcko of the Phoenix Fire Department has responded to countless COVID-19-related 911 calls since the pandemic began. But he never thought he would be the one to end up in the hospital. “It is a real disease and I saw that as a first responder that’s running on COVID patients daily – that people are suffering, I just had no idea of the extent that’s possible of it,” Volcko, 48, told KTAR News 92.
- PUB DATE: 1/26/2021 5:07:22 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Tue, 26 Jan 2021 13:07:22 GMT



Mesa seeks to target thoughtless fireworks users
Mesa City Council members are just as fed up with fireworks as many residents who complained over the New Year’s Day weekend about explosions all night long, lousy air quality with smoke lingering over neighbors. Even someone’s house burned down. But even though the state law is consistently violated, enforcing it is a difficult problem unless cops catch someone setting off aerial fireworks, City Manager Chris Brady said.
- PUB DATE: 1/26/2021 2:14:24 AM - SOURCE: East Valley Tribune
Posted on Tue, 26 Jan 2021 10:14:24 GMT



Powerful winds split utility poles in north Phoenix, many without power
VIDEO: Powerful winds took down a row of utility poles near 31st Avenue and Union Hills Drive in north Phoenix on Monday. Some came very close to homes and even caused one small fire. "When we stop to think about it, if these lines would've come any further down our house would've probably started on fire as well.
- PUB DATE: 1/25/2021 10:02:15 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV 15 ABC Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 26 Jan 2021 06:02:15 GMT



Tour bus rolls near Dolan Springs, 1 killed
PHOTO: A Las Vegas-based tour bus heading to the Grand Canyon rolled over in northwestern Arizona on Friday, killing one person and critically injuring two others, authorities said. A spokeswoman for the Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the cause of the Friday afternoon wreck was not yet known, but a fire official who responded said speed appeared to be a factor.
- PUB DATE: 1/24/2021 1:03:55 AM - SOURCE: DailyMiner
Posted on Sun, 24 Jan 2021 09:03:55 GMT



Arizona man accused of five dumpster fires as Farmington police investigate 14 cases of arson
An Arizona man was arrested and accused of destroying five dumpsters by setting the contents on fire as Farmington police investigate 14 fires believed to be arson. Daryl Levi, 38, of Red Valley, Arizona, was arrested around 4 p.m. on Jan. 21 in the area of Laguna Avenue and Animas Street in Farmington, according to Farmington Police Department Spokesperson Nicole Brown.
- PUB DATE: 1/23/2021 3:16:09 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Sat, 23 Jan 2021 23:16:09 GMT



Two dead after vehicle crashes into tree in Phoenix
Two people have died after their vehicle crashed into a tree near 56th Street and Bell Road Friday afternoon. The Phoenix Fire Department said just after 1 p.m., firefighters arrived at the scene and found two people trapped inside the vehicle who needed to be extricated. Phoenix police added that the vehicle involved in the crash was a Tesla sedan and the occupants were identified as 83-year-old Henry Deihl and 81-year-old Diane Deihl.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2021 2:07:45 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 22 Jan 2021 22:07:45 GMT



 

 
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