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Kingman Fire Department, Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District battle garage fire
The Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District and Kingman Fire Department report no injuries from a fire that broke out in a vacant garage in the area of North Glen Road and Devlin Avenue on Monday, Nov. 23. KFD wrote in a news release that NACFD units were dispatched just after 6 a.m. to a reported structure fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/24/2020 1:04:19 PM - SOURCE: Daily Miner
Posted on Tue, 24 Nov 2020 21:04:19 GMT



Forest Service moving helicopter base from Payson Airport to Star Valley
PHOTO: The Forest Service recently awarded a contract for the design and construction of a new helicopter base on the Payson Ranger District. The facility is expected to be operational by the beginning of the 2022 fire season. The $4.9 million facility will be located next to Gila County’s maintenance yard near Star Valley and will house the forest’s contract helicopter and the firefighters assigned to the new base.
- PUB DATE: 11/24/2020 1:05:12 PM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup
Posted on Tue, 24 Nov 2020 21:05:12 GMT



4,544 new cases of Coronavirus in Arizona, 51 new deaths
VIDEO: There have been 306,868 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 6,515 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Tuesday. In an effort to track the changes with the coronavirus outbreak in Arizona, 12 News has started a daily live blog. Here is the live blog for Tuesday, Nov 24. There have been 306,868 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 6,515 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Tuesday.
- PUB DATE: 11/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Arizona adds more than 2,600 COVID-19 cases; ICUs are at 90% occupancy
Arizona reported more than 2,600 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and no new known deaths as hospitalizations continue to climb. The ongoing increase in cases and hospitalizations comes as Arizona's health system prepares for the pressures of a new COVID-19 wave with the situation worsening both statewide and nationally as Thanksgiving approaches on Thursday.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2020 11:41:31 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 23 Nov 2020 19:41:31 GMT



Corrie Cooperman leaves Sedona Fire District board
Over the past eight years, the Sedona Fire District has seen many faces come and go, whether it’s on the Governing Board or personnel. But one constant has been Corrie Cooperman. Tuesday, Nov. 17, was Cooperman’s last day on the board, having served most of that time as its clerk. At the end of the meeting, staff and fellow board members recognized her time and accomplishments.
- PUB DATE: 11/24/2020 1:08:11 AM - SOURCE: Sedona Red Rock News
Posted on Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:08:11 GMT



Lifesaving efforts from Tucson Fire Department paramedics continue during the pandemic
VIDEO: Lifesaving efforts continue for paramedics at the Tucson Fire Department during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As we see cases rise again throughout Arizona, one Tucson paramedic explained to KGUN9 that the virus has been here since the beginning of the year, and now firefighters and EMTs know some practices that work to slow the spread.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2020 5:22:06 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Mon, 23 Nov 2020 01:22:06 GMT



Rural/Metro to host Foothills Food Bank drive in Cave Creek
Rural/Metro will host a toy drive at the Cave Creek Walmart to benefit Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 27 to November 29 and December 5 and December 6. According to food bank Executive Director Pam DiPietro, every year, Rural/Metro hosts a toy drive to benefit the food bank.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2020 1:29:13 AM - SOURCE: Foothills Focus
Posted on Sun, 22 Nov 2020 09:29:13 GMT



Arizona reports more than 4,000 new COVID-19 cases for third time in 4 days
Health officials in Arizona reported 4,331 new COVID-19 cases Sunday with seven additional deaths. Track latest coronavirus updates around Arizona That pushed the state’s totals to 299,665 cases and 6,464 deaths since the pandemic started. It’s the third time in the last four days that Arizona has reported more than 4,000 new coronavirus cases -- with 4,123 on Thursday, 4,471 on Friday and 3,638 on Saturday.
- PUB DATE: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 23 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Professional Fire Safety Inspector: 7 fire safety reminders for commercial property owners
An estimated 120,000 commercial property fires occurred in 2019 resulting in $4.3 billion in property damage, 1,200 injuries and 110 deaths. As a professional fire safety inspector, I have inspected hundreds of commercial properties. During my inspections I see overlooked areas when it comes to fire safety that need immediate attention.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2020 1:54:44 PM - SOURCE: AZ Big Media
Posted on Fri, 20 Nov 2020 21:54:44 GMT



Increase in Arizona COVID-19 cases having influence on patients
VIDEO: An increase in COVID-19 cases is already having an influence on patients. Currently, 26 percent of Arizona ICU beds are being occupied by COVID-19 patients, and that number is rising. "Our number of COVID patients in the hospital have doubled in the last week," said Valleywise Health Medical Center ER Physician Frank Lovecchio.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 20 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Woman crossing against red light hit and killed in south Phoenix
PHOTO: A woman is dead after being hit by a vehicle in south Phoenix on Thursday morning. Phoenix police said 53-year-old Magdalena Valenzuela was walking in a crosswalk against the red light at 16th Street and Baseline Road around 5:15 a.m when she was hit by a vehicle. She was transported to an area hospital where she died.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVK 3TV & KPHO CBS 5 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 20 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Fry Fire paramedic following lifelong dream
Fry Fire District firefighter/paramedic Xochitl Baca-Cruz fondly recalls as a child hearing stories from her grandfather about his time as a battalion chief with the Tucson Fire Department. She was hooked at a young age listening to his exploits. Baca-Cruz said, “I remember going to visit him and he would just tell me these stories that he would have.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2020 8:45:02 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Fri, 20 Nov 2020 04:45:02 GMT



Northwest Fire District announces grant for improved communication technologies
Communication technologies are very important to first responders, especially when answering to service calls- and fire departments across Southern Arizona are about to get some high-tech improvements. The Northwest Fire Department announced a grant of more than $2.8 million from the Department of Homeland Security that will go towards implementing and upgrading mobile and portable radio communications for fire agencies across Southern Arizona- and will improve communication with state and local federal agencies.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2020 5:29:35 PM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 19 Nov 2020 01:29:35 GMT



Arizonans among COVID-19 vaccine guinea pigs
With Santa Cruz County facing one of the highest rates of COVID-19 cases in the state, Tubac Fire Department Fire Chief Cheryl Horvath knew that a vaccine is what’s needed to bring an end to the pandemic. But a vaccine requires human volunteers as test subjects. Horvath had never taken part in a clinical research trial before and was a little concerned about the risk, but she said she wanted to do something that would help her community and also protect her firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2020 12:12:51 AM - SOURCE: Ahwatukee Foothills News/Chandler Connection
Posted on Thu, 19 Nov 2020 08:12:51 GMT



Firefighter training will send smoke over Davis-Monthan AFB
The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection Flight will conduct firefighter training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base from 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18. People in neighborhoods around the base can expect to see smoke in the sky during this time.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2020 10:40:28 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 18 Nov 2020 18:40:28 GMT



Arizona health officials record more than 4,000 new coronavirus cases
State health officials reported more than 4,000 new coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period Thursday morning. The last time our state saw that high of a number was in early July. Arizona Department of Health Services added 4,123 confirmed cases on Nov. 19, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 287,225.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 19 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Forest Service to get new helicopter base in northern Gila County for firefighting
The U.S. Forest Service has awarded a contract to a Scottsdale company to design and build a new helicopter base in northern Gila County to support firefighting activities. The facility to be built by KOO Design Build, Inc., will be located next to a Gila County maintenance yard near Star Valley and replace a temporary facility at the Payson airport, Tonto National Forest officials said Monday in a statement.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2020 7:52:13 AM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Wed, 18 Nov 2020 15:52:13 GMT



Yavapai County Community health office hit with COVID-19 outbreak as cases spread
The acceleration in COVID-19 cases in the Verde Valley has continued, with 292 positive cases in the week from Monday, Nov. 9, through Monday, Nov. 16 — nearly tripling the high of 99 cases in a week during the June and July wave. Nearly every community in the Verde Valley is showing accelerating spread, with Cottonwood and Camp Verde in the lead with 106 new cases and 55 new cases in the seven days before Tuesday, Nov.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2020 1:08:14 AM - SOURCE: Camp Verde Journal/Cottonwood Journal Extra
Posted on Wed, 18 Nov 2020 09:08:14 GMT



Kingman 911 Communications Center awarded National Public Safety Communications Accreditation
The Kingman 911 Communications Center was awarded national accreditation on Friday, November 13, 2020, by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in the Public Safety Communications program. The program provides a communications center with a process to systemically review and internally assess its operations and procedures while collecting and analyzing data for the purpose of making sound operational and administrative business decisions, creating leadership, and practitioner-accountability.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2020 7:52:48 PM - SOURCE: Kingman, Arizona
Posted on Wed, 18 Nov 2020 03:52:48 GMT



City of Glendale honors high school student for saving school counselor's life
VIDEO: The City of Glendale honored a high school senior who helped save the life of a school counselor experiencing a medical emergency. Just after 6 p.m. on Nov. 2, Glendale High School senior Diego Garcia was walking by the school's campus when he heard noises coming from behind a locked gate on school grounds.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2020 6:48:33 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 18 Nov 2020 14:48:33 GMT



First-alarm fire in Surprise sends firefighter to hospital, leaves 15 people displaced
A first-alarm fire at a fourplex in Surprise sent a firefighter to the hospital, and put 15 people out of their homes. The fire broke out late Monday afternoon at a townhome complex near Parkview Place and Bell Road. Officials with the Surprise Fire Department say the flames started on the exterior of the building and spread to the roof.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2020 10:23:47 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 17 Nov 2020 06:23:47 GMT



Mirror causes Solomon house fire
The Safford Fire Department responded to a small fire Monday afternoon caused by a "perfect storm," said Chief Clark Bingham. Firefighters were dispatched to a home on San Jose Road in Solomon after the residents reported smoke inside and evacuated. When they arrived, firefighters discovered a small fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2020 1:35:24 AM - SOURCE: Eastern Arizona Courier
Posted on Tue, 17 Nov 2020 09:35:24 GMT



Stolen vehicle suspect in hospital after crashing into car, city bus in Phoenix
Two people have been transported to the hospital in serious condition after a crash involving a stolen vehicle on Tuesday morning in Phoenix. The crash happened around 5 a.m. near 16th Avenue and Van Buren Street and involved two cars and a bus. Phoenix Police Sergeant Ann Justus says that one of the cars involved in the crash was a reported stolen vehicle with two people inside.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2020 2:50:35 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 16 Nov 2020 22:50:35 GMT



Timber Mesa responds to brush pile burn in White Mountain Lake
A White Mountain Lake resident burning brush piles in his yard caused some concern among his neighbors on Nov. 16. The flames from the burning brush were visible above the trees and house from certain vantage points. This caused neighbors to call 911 who alerted Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District (TMFMD).
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2020 6:01:13 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Tue, 17 Nov 2020 14:01:13 GMT



Santa Cruz County: COVID-19 vaccine test subjects weighed risks, rolled up their sleeves
With Santa Cruz County facing one of the highest rates of COVID-19 cases in the state, Tubac Fire District Chief Cheryl Horvath knew that a vaccine is what’s needed to bring an end to the pandemic. But a vaccine requires human volunteers as test subjects. Horvath had never taken part in a clinical research trial before and was a little concerned about the risk, but she said she wanted to do something that would help her community and protect her firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2020 8:00:17 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Mon, 16 Nov 2020 16:00:17 GMT



Kingman City Council to weigh in on annexation of Phase 2
Kingman City Council is set to consider annexation of the approximately 1,800 acres in Phase 2 at the Kingman Airport and Industrial Park at its meeting set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 in council chambers, 310 N. Fourth St. Having received a report in October on what the annexation of Phase 2 at the airport and industrial park would look like and mean for the city, council is set to weigh in on the matter.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2020 1:03:10 AM - SOURCE: Daily Miner
Posted on Sun, 15 Nov 2020 09:03:10 GMT



Neighbors rescue Phoenix woman from burning apartment
VIDEO: A Phoenix woman might owe her neighbors her life after they rescued her from her burning apartment Saturday morning. It happened at a large apartment complex just north of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway and 24th Street. James Faggart said he was on his balcony when he heard the fire alarm go off.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2020 11:22:15 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sat, 14 Nov 2020 19:22:15 GMT



Fire destroys vehicle, minor damage to Fountain Hills home
At about 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, Fountain Hills Fire Department responded to a reported vehicle fire on Alvarado Drive. Firefighters arrived to find a mini van parked in the driveway fully involved in fire and within a few feet of the residence. Crews were able to confine the blaze to the vehicle with some heat damage to the garage of the structure as well as stucco damage caused by firefighters using thermal detection equipment to check for fire within the walls and ceiling of the structure.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2020 1:42:56 PM - SOURCE: Fountain Hills Times
Posted on Sat, 14 Nov 2020 21:42:56 GMT



Brush fire sparked near Tempe Marketplace
A small brush fire started blazing Monday morning near Tempe Marketplace. The fire started around 5:40 a.m. near Rio Salado Parkway and McClintock. The Tempe Fire department had several crews on scene to put the fire out. Tempe Fire's Assistant Chief Andrew Glass says originally the fire shut down a lane on the 202 eastbound next to Tempe Marketplace.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2020 5:54:44 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 16 Nov 2020 13:54:44 GMT



Burned acreage up sharply, as Arizona 2020 wildfire season winds down
The acreage torched by wildfires in Arizona was up sharply this year, but fire officials said it was still not a particularly bad season in terms of lives lost and structures burned in the blazes. The 2020 wildfire season had burned just under 955,000 acres as of Wednesday, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, That’s almost double the 520,000 acres that burned in 3,627 fires over the previous two years combined.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2020 3:31:04 PM - SOURCE: Tucson Sentinel
Posted on Thu, 12 Nov 2020 23:31:04 GMT



Mesa police officer hit by vehicle while on scene of a separate crash
VIDEO: A Mesa police officer was hit by a vehicle while at the scene of an accident in a neighborhood near Gilbert Road and the US60 Thursday night. Police say officers were at the scene of a crash near 24th Street and Inverness around 6 p.m. when one officer was struck by a vehicle unrelated to the initial incident.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 13 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Coronavirus in Arizona, 3,015 new cases, 17 new deaths
There have been 269,577 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 6,257 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Friday. In an effort to track the changes with the coronavirus outbreak in Arizona, 12 News has started a daily live blog. There have been 269,577 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 6,257 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Friday.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 13 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



3-year-old Gilbert boy jumps for joy as firefighters surprise him for his birthday
VIDEO: A Gilbert boy literally jumped for joy when he got the surprise of his young life this week to celebrate his third birthday. A Gilbert Fire and Rescue crew drove by Ryder's home near Power and Queen Creek roads as the child stood outside on the sidewalk. When the firetruck rounded the corner, Ryder went crazy! He jumped up and down and danced around, yelling with joy at the sight.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2020 1:54:33 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 11 Nov 2020 09:54:33 GMT



Man in critical condition after nearly drowning at Phoenix health club
Firefighters say they received calls of a drowning at Village Health Club on Camelback Road. A man was rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after he nearly drowned at a Phoenix health club pool. Firefighters say they received calls of a drowning at Village Health Club on Camelback Road. A man in his 70s was apparently practicing scuba diving in the pool when he lost consciousness.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2020 4:49:47 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 12 Nov 2020 00:49:47 GMT



Coronavirus in Arizona: 1,399 new cases, 12 new deaths
VIDEO: There have been 266,562 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 6,240 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Thursday. In an effort to track the changes with the coronavirus outbreak in Arizona, 12 News has started a daily live blog. There have been 266,562 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 6,240 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arizona as of Thursday.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 12 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Three people seriously injured after car crash in Phoenix
The Phoenix Fire Department said the crash occurred at Central Avenue and Dobbins Road between a van and a semi-truck. Three people were seriously injured after two cars crashed in Phoenix on Thursday morning. The Phoenix Fire Department said the crash occurred at Central Avenue and Dobbins Road between a van and a semi-truck.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 12 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



U.S. Border Patrol agents rescue driver from flaming SUV near Arivaca
U.S. Border Patrol agents saved a driver from a burning SUV just north of the I-19 Immigration Checkpoint near Arivaca Saturday. Shortly before 12 p.m., officials say a 66-year-old female driver lost control of her SUV in the southbound lanes of I-19 about a quarter mile north of the checkpoint. The vehicle rolled several times, landed on its passenger side and caught on fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 10 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Arizona health officials report more than 3,400 new COVID-19 cases
Arizona health officials announced more than 3,400 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday -- the highest since July 25. The alarming case count comes a day after a low Monday count of 435 new cases in the state. However, Maricopa County alone reported about 1,000 new cases Monday -- an obvious discrepancy between the reports.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 10 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Prescott Fire Department Called to Vehicle Rescue on Old Senator Road
On Sunday morning Prescott Fire Department was called to rescue a woman in her 70’s that had driven off the side of the road along Old Senator Road. The woman had gone off the roadway and nearly rolled down a 100-foot high angle embankment to the drainage below. Fortunately for the driver, the undercarriage of the car caught on a concrete culvert but still remained precariously balanced.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Prescott eNews
Posted on Tue, 10 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona seeks nominations to honor front-line heroes
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is inviting Arizonans to nominate a local hero who has gone above and beyond to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic. From first responders and health care workers to grocery store clerks and teachers, BCBSAZ will recognize 30 Arizonans with a $1,000 prize as a gesture of gratitude for stepping up to serve others in a time of uncertainty and disruption.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: AZ Big Media
Posted on Tue, 10 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Tucson firefighters battle building fire near downtown
VIDEO: Multiple Tucson Fire units responded to a 2-alarm fire on the 1000 block of South 6th Avenue around 8:40 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters spent about an hour getting the fire under control, the Tucson Fire Department said in a tweet. No one was inside the building and no one was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation, the department said.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2020 6:58:34 AM - SOURCE: Tucson Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Mon, 09 Nov 2020 14:58:34 GMT



Phoenix Fire Department rescues man who was bucked off a horse
VIDEO: The Phoenix Fire Department assisted a man at South Mountain on Sunday morning after he fell off his horse. When crews arrived at the Summit Trail, they found a man in his 50’s who had fallen after his horse slipped on granite rocks and threw him to the ground. Crews determined the best course of action was a high angle rescue with a rope and pulley system.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2020 12:30:05 PM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Sun, 08 Nov 2020 20:30:05 GMT



Arizona reports 1,880 new COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths as cases spike nationwide
Arizona reported 1,880 new COVID-19 cases and 17 new known deaths on Sunday as hospitalizations for the disease continued to rise to their highest levels since August. Sunday's newly reported cases marks another high case report for Arizona, among the highest seen since the summer. The U.S. for three days tallied more than 100,000 daily new cases for the first times since the pandemic began.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2020 9:51:10 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 08 Nov 2020 17:51:10 GMT



Crews battle third-alarm fire near Dunlap and 25th Avenue in north Phoenix
VIDEO: Firefighters from multiple agencies battled a large third-alarm fire at a business complex in north Phoenix Sunday morning. Phoenix fire crews arrived on scene just after 2 a.m. Sunday, responding to a fire at a building near 25th and Dunlap avenues in Phoenix. Firefighters took defensive measures after finding heavy smoke, with the fire reaching the second story of the multi-business complex, according to officials.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2020 4:28:09 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 08 Nov 2020 12:28:09 GMT



Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District bond Prop 428 fails
Local voters turned down Prop 428, the Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District bond initiative. The $18 million dollar bond was to provide greater capacity in the district’s budget. Navajo County Elections reported 7,418 NO votes (59.10%) versus 4,133 YES votes (40.90%). That’s a little less than a 20% margin voting against the measure.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2020 5:12:59 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Fri, 06 Nov 2020 13:12:59 GMT



Flagstaff: As calls flood in and firefighters test positive, COVID-19 keeps them struggling against the stress
On Tuesday, Oct. 27, Flagstaff Fire Captain Marc Goldberg rode in a fire engine for the last time as his crew delivered him home. It’s tradition that when a firefighter is retiring, their crew drives them home one last time. Before he retired last week, Goldberg had been a firefighter for over 30 years, 25 of them working for the Flagstaff Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2020 4:50:35 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Fri, 06 Nov 2020 00:50:35 GMT



Arizona reports highest number of new cases since Aug. 1 as hospitalizations continue to rise
Arizona reported more than 2,100 new COVID-19 cases and 28 new known deaths on Thursday as hospitalizations for the disease continued to rise. Thursday's new-case report marks the first day the state has reported more than 2,000 new cases since Aug. 1. The U.S. on Wednesday tallied more than 100,000 new cases in a single day for the first time.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2020 9:39:28 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 05 Nov 2020 17:39:28 GMT



Pedestrian struck in west Phoenix, killed by SUV in hit-and-run crash
VIDEO: Police say a man is dead after being hit by an SUV in a hit-and-run crash in West Phoenix. According to Phoenix police, the crash happened at 10:45 p.m. on Nov. 5 when 56-year-old Bradley Mahler was crossing the street near 83rd Avenue and Thomas Road. After the collision, the SUV did not stay at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 06 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Two dogs rescued from house fire in Phoenix
PHOTO: Two adults and two dogs are safe after a fire broke out at a central Phoenix home on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters drove out to the neighborhood near Third Street on Clarendon Avenue, which is south of Indian School Road, after reports of smoke coming from the backyard. When fire crews got there, the attic was on fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2020 4:20:59 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 05 Nov 2020 00:20:59 GMT



Sedona Airport, Fire District renegotiate tower lease
A long-standing agree­ment between the Sedona Airport and the Sedona Fire District to lease a communications tower on Airport Mesa for $1 per year is coming to end. In its stead, the airport is seeking a 10-year contract with a more-than-symbolic fee — something in the ballpark of $1,750 per month. Officials for the airport and fire district both char­acterized the old agreement as a relic of a bygone era in Sedona when city business was done in a more informal way.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2020 1:02:45 PM - SOURCE: Sedona Red Rock News
Posted on Wed, 04 Nov 2020 21:02:45 GMT



Navajo Nation warns of 'uncontrolled' COVID-19 spread in some communities
The Navajo Nation has issued a Health Advisory Notice warning of the “uncontrolled spread” of coronavirus in some communities. The notice was put out Wednesday morning from Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer. More than two dozen communities were included in the advisory.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 05 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Arizona surpasses 6,000 coronavirus-related deaths
VIDEO: Arizona hit a grim milestone Tuesday when the state surpassed 6,000 COVID-19-related deaths. The Arizona Department of Health Services reported a total of 6,020 deaths on its COVID-19 dashboard. "It's not surprising but it's so disappointing and it feels so, so preventable," says Bella Livshiz.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 05 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Avondale Fire and Medical to receive new fire station in 2022
Avondale Fire and Medical will be receiving a new fire station in 2022. The station will be the city’s fifth and was approved by the Avondale City Council on Monday night, according to a press release. The new fire station will be located on 127th Avenue and Van Buren Street. Construction is scheduled to commence in April 2021, with a planned completion date of February 2022.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2020 3:26:10 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Wed, 04 Nov 2020 11:26:10 GMT



Firefighters respond to four new wildfires on the Tonto Basin Ranger District
Tonto National Forest firefighters are responding to four separate lightning-caused fires in the area of Jake's Corner and Highway 188. The 604 Fire is the largest fire at approximately 20 acres in size. At this time, there are six engines, three crew modules and one helicopter assigned, and two heavy air tankers have been ordered.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2020 1:01:04 PM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup
Posted on Tue, 03 Nov 2020 21:01:04 GMT



Casa Grande City Council approves new equipment for Fire Department
The Casa Grande Fire Department will see better equipment after the City Council approved a purchase of 70 Scott self-contained breathing apparatus cylinders from Municipal Emergency Services. “All this equipment is designed to prevent cancer,” Fire Chief Dave Kean said. The cylinders have a 15-year useful life expectancy and are tested every three years.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2020 9:41:37 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Wed, 04 Nov 2020 17:41:37 GMT



Arizona reports more than 800 new COVID-19 cases and 39 new deaths as hospitalizations increase
Arizona reported more than 800 new cases and 39 new known deaths on Wednesday as hospitalizations for the disease hit their highest levels in more than two months. The past several weeks have seen relatively higher daily case reports as the virus spreads at its fastest rate in Arizona since June, although case numbers are still well below where they were at during the summer peak.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2020 9:38:03 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 04 Nov 2020 17:38:03 GMT



City of El Mirage selects Michael Long as new fire chief
El Mirage has named Michael Long as its new fire chief beginning Nov. 16, the city announced on Monday. The 35-year fire service veteran has served as the university fire marshal for Arizona State University since 2014. He also has previous experience as a fire chief for Ak-Chin Indian Community in Maricopa, deputy fire chief with Rural/Metro Corporation Arizona and deputy fire chief of the City of Tolleson.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2020 8:30:21 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Tue, 03 Nov 2020 16:30:21 GMT



Deadly fire season returns, fire restrictions extended across northern Arizona
It’s snowed in the White Mountains. It’s rained in Payson. Fall leaves are piled on the ground. But brace yourself: The fire season is back. The condition of the fuels resembles mid June rather than mid-autumn, say fire officials, setting records for this time of year across northern Arizona. Every national forest in the state has also reimposed stage 1 fire restrictions, with the weather forecast calling for a return of unseasonably warm, dry conditions after a cold, winter-like storm dropped rain and snow over much of the region.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2020 4:27:07 AM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup
Posted on Tue, 03 Nov 2020 12:27:07 GMT



Goodyear firefighters to run marathon in honor of fallen firefighter
Goodyear firefighters will run a marathon between two stations on Wednesday in honor of a firefighter who died last year from cancer. A total of 35 firefighters will hit the pavement in honor of Austin Peck, who lost his battle with occupational cancer in August 2019. “For us, it’s to commemorate the sacrifice and what Austin did for us – he made this a better place, a safer place for us to work,” Goodyear Fire Department Capt.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2020 4:09:18 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Tue, 03 Nov 2020 12:09:18 GMT



Two children, woman in hospital after bee attack at north Phoenix house
Two children and a woman have been transported to the hospital after they were attacked by bees in north Phoenix. The incident happened at a home near 23rd Avenue and Rose Garden Lane around 11:15 a.m. on Monday. According to Phoenix fire, when firefighters arrived on the scene, they found three people who were stung and bees were coming from a back shed near the home.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2020 10:38:28 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 03 Nov 2020 06:38:28 GMT



Firefighters gain quick control of massive mobile home fire in Phoenix
Firefighters had their hands full battling a massive mobile home fire in Phoenix Monday. The 2nd alarm fire ignited near 32nd and Van Buren streets shortly after 3 p.m. When fire crews arrived, they the fire from the home had quickly spread to a second house nearby. Firefighters say they used extended handlines to get water on the blaze while carefully maneuvering around powerlines.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2020 3:10:38 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 02 Nov 2020 23:10:38 GMT



Hospitals report uptick in COVID-19 patients as Arizona adds 666 new cases
Arizona on Monday reported rising hospitalization numbers and 666 new COVID-19 cases along with one new known death. The past several weeks have seen relatively higher daily case reports as the virus spreads at its fastest rate in Arizona since June, although case numbers are still well below where they were at during the summer peak.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2020 9:30:55 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 02 Nov 2020 17:30:55 GMT



Sendelbach joins Kingman Fire Department as assistant chief
The Kingman Fire Department has hired Tim Sendelbach, who has more than 34 years of fire service experience, as its new assistant fire chief. KFD wrote in a news release that Sendelbach’s expertise, knowledge and reputation in the fire service is well documented. He has held numerous positions in the past from firefighter to fire chief.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2020 6:55:36 PM - SOURCE: The Miner
Posted on Sun, 01 Nov 2020 01:55:36 GMT



First-alarm fire sparks at assisted living facility in Phoenix
VIDEO: Phoenix firefighters are investigating a 1st alarm fire at an assisted living facility near 24th Street and Southern Avenue Sunday. When fire crews arrived on the scene, they located heavy fire and smoke coming out of two apartment units. The fire was then determined to be a first alarm fire, and crews worked quickly to secure a water supply to begin attacking the fire, Phoenix firefighters say.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2020 4:42:12 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 02 Nov 2020 00:42:12 GMT



Yuma firefighters return from deployment fighting California wildfires
PHOTO: After being deployed for four days, the Yuma firefighters sent to help fight wildfires burning in the Orange and San Bernardino County areas of California have returned home. According to information provided by Yuma Fire Department spokesperson Mike Erfert, the firefighters were notified early the Friday morning of Oct.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2020 1:03:35 PM - SOURCE: Yuma Daily Sun - Metered Site
Posted on Sun, 01 Nov 2020 21:03:35 GMT



Two killed, DPS trooper hurt after car rear-ends patrol vehicle on Loop 202 Santan in Chandler
VIDEO: A man and woman have died after their car collided with a DPS trooper's patrol vehicle on Loop 202 Santan Freeway in Chandler Saturday afternoon. DPS officials say the crash occurred around 2 p.m. near L-202 and Kyrene Road. Authorities say the couple's vehicle rear-ended the trooper who was parked on the left shoulder investigating another crash in the area.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2020 6:42:47 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 01 Nov 2020 01:42:47 GMT



Arizona reports more than 1,500 new COVID-19 cases, two new known deaths
Arizona reported more than 1,500 new COVID-19 cases and two new known deaths Sunday. The past several weeks have seen relatively higher daily case reports as the virus spreads at its fastest rate in Arizona since June, although case numbers are still well below where they were at during the summer peak.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2020 10:15:16 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 01 Nov 2020 18:15:16 GMT



Tonto National Forest brush fire closes southbound lane of SR-87
Part of State Route 87 was closed Saturday due to a median fire in Rio Verde, according to Tonto National Forest officials. A tweet from the Tonto National Forest said forest service firefighters were battling a 5-acre blaze near the mile marker 215 on the SR-87, just south of Sunflower. The fire forced the closure of the right southbound lane of SR-87.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2020 4:15:10 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Sat, 31 Oct 2020 23:15:10 GMT



Chandler Fire Department collecting holiday toys for local children
The Chandler Fire Department is once again collecting toys to help brighten the holiday season for Chandler children who might otherwise go without this year. This annual toy drive will be held at Chandler Fashion Center, with a few exciting changes made this year to help promote a safe environment for everyone, including Santa Claus.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2020 7:33:38 AM - SOURCE: City of Chandler, Arizona
Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2020 14:33:38 GMT



Commentary: Pinetop Fire District keeps tax rate stable, Improves fire service
“Dedicated, compassionate professionals providing exceptional emergency & community services, through education, prevention, and risk reduction.” That is the mission statement of the Pinetop Fire District and its employees. In July of 2019, the District took on the endeavor of a five-year strategic planning process during which this mission statement was created.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2020 5:29:50 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2020 12:29:50 GMT



COVID-19 outbreak reported at Haven of Lakeside care home
A Phoenix television station reported an outbreak of 41 cases of COVID-19 at the Haven of Lakeside nursing center. Reporters for the Independent have been examining rumors that there was an outbreak at Haven of Lakeside for more than 10 days. County and state health officials have refused to speak with the Independent, and Haven management has not responded to the newspaper’s inquiries and phone calls.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2020 5:42:29 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2020 12:42:29 GMT



Arizona's new COVID-19 cases surpass 1K for 3rd straight day; upward trends continue
Arizona reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for a third day in a row, and the state reported 13 new known deaths on Thursday as upward trends continued. The past several weeks have seen relatively higher daily case reports as the virus spreads at its fastest rate in Arizona since June, although case numbers are still well below where they were at during the summer peak.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2020 1:23:47 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 29 Oct 2020 20:23:47 GMT



Advocates worry over dozens of COVID-19 cases inside long-term care facility in Navajo County
VIDEO: Advocates for Arizona’s most vulnerable populations tell ABC15 they want to know what a long-term care facility is hiding in the Pinetop-Lakeside area. After five days of trying to get confirmation, ABC15 has learned that Haven of Lakeside has had dozens of residents test positive for COVID-19.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2020 3:31:04 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 28 Oct 2020 22:31:04 GMT



New COVID-19 cases in Arizona eclipse 1K; Health Dept. video tells residents to 'remain vigilant'
Arizona's COVID-19 cases rose by 1,043 and the state reported 14 new known deaths on Wednesday as upward trends continued. The past several weeks have seen relatively higher daily case reports as the virus spreads at its fastest rate in Arizona since June, although case numbers are still well below where they were at during the summer peak.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2020 11:37:37 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 28 Oct 2020 18:37:37 GMT



Horse Fire drains budget for Crown King Fire Department
VIDEO: The Horse Fire up north is finally more than 70 percent contained. That's one obstacle down for Crown King firefighters, who spent days keeping flames away from town. Now, the crews have a new battle they're facing. "Twelve firefighters working ten to 15 hours a day for those seven days drained our budget," said Crown King Fire Chief Ian Dougherty.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2020 6:26:13 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 28 Oct 2020 01:26:13 GMT



Family displaced after fire in Star Valley
A Star Valley family of eight is without a home after a fire destroyed their home Sunday afternoon. While everyone escaped the home safely, firefighters were unable to save it after flames rushed through the singlewide trailer in the C Bar Diamond RV Park off State Route 260. Earlier in the day, the family had reportedly smelled something odd in the home, but couldn’t find anything amiss.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2020 1:03:43 PM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:03:43 GMT



Yuma Fire Department Again Deployed to California's Silverado Fire
On Tuesday October 27, 2020, the Yuma Fire Department received a mutual aid request from California authorities regarding a Task Force deployment to the Orange County, CA area. Preparations began immediately to have the Engine, wildland equipment, and designated firefighters ready. At about 12:30 pm an Engine and 4 YFD personnel left Yuma to meet up with other members of the Imperial Valley Task Force and proceed to Orange County.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: City of Yuma
Posted on Wed, 28 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Firefighters in Tucson rescue not one, but two dogs from smoke-filled home
VIDEO: It was Tucson firefighters to the rescue this weekend, as crews saved not one, but two small dogs who were trapped in a smoke-filled home. Fire crews responded to a grease fire at a house in the north Tucson area just after 3:30 on Saturday afternoon. The owner was able to evacuate safely as firefighters doused the flames.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2020 4:44:13 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 26 Oct 2020 23:44:13 GMT



Peoria man and daughter killed in plane crash near Cordes Lakes in central Arizona
VIDEO: Two people have died in a plane crash north of the Valley, in the Cordes Lakes area. The aircraft was located around 12:15 p.m. Monday near Bloody Basin Road. Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office officials say DPS rangers located the plane in a remote area about five miles east of Cordes Lakes. According to the FAA, a single-engine Lancair 235 was reported missing after departing from Deer Valley Airport Sunday for Page Municipal Airport.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Horse Fire near Prescott at 74% containment, Type 1 incident team wraps up operations
Sunday morning, Southwest Area Incident Management Team 2 issued its final report on the Horse Fire — which is promising news in itself. The team will transition the Horse Fire back to the Prescott National Forest on Monday, Oct. 26. Further updates and information on the Horse Fire will be provided by Prescott Forest personnel.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2020 1:05:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Mon, 26 Oct 2020 08:05:00 GMT



Two dogs die in double house fire in Glendale
PHOTO: Glendale fire officials are investigating after a double house fire killed two dogs near 51st Avenue and Greenway Road Sunday. Firefighters say when crews arrived on the scene, they found a home fire that spread to the house next door from radiant heat. The fire was then determined to be a First Alarm fire, and crews began battling the fires simultaneously.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2020 8:14:26 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV 15 ABC Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 26 Oct 2020 03:14:26 GMT



Habanero Fire mapped at 3,218 acres and is 25% contained
As of Sunday, Oct. 25, The Habanero Fire burning 15 miles southwest of Globe in the Tonto National Forest has burned 3,218 acres of land and is 25% contained. Forest authorities say a decrease in fire activity during the last day helped firefighters with containment efforts. The fire continues to grow at a slow rate while crews continue to use natural barriers and existing roads to tie in containment lines.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Mon, 26 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Flagging monsoon leads to longer Arizona wildfire season
Arizona’s lack of monsoons and extreme drought conditions this year have lengthened the fire season for the state as well as making fires more severe. Wildfires have been more active this year, wreaking havoc across various parts of the country, especially in California. Arizona has seen similar troubles, as according to U.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2020 10:12:15 AM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Mon, 26 Oct 2020 17:12:15 GMT



No new growth on Horse Fire – containment now at 49%
There has been significant progress in the suppression of the Horse Fire. With 49% containment, the western perimeter is now secure, according to a South West Area Incident Management Team 2 news release Friday morning, Oct. 23. Crews successfully extinguished all heat sources on the southern tip and southeastern area.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2020 1:01:18 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:01:18 GMT



Seven Heber-Overgaard Fire District staff test positive for COVID
The Heber-Overgaard Fire District issued a press release at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, that seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Six of the positive cases are firefighters and one case is administrative personnel. “As cases of the coronavirus continue to increase in Navajo County, some public safety agencies have been impacted more than others,” states the press release.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Tempe Man Dies After Running Into Traffic On The Freeway: Department of Public Safety
A man was killed after running into traffic on a Tempe freeway, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said Thursday. Officials said the fatal crash occurred at around 11:30 p.m. on the U.S. 60 near Priest Drive. The man had been in a single-car crash and fled the scene. He was hit by a car and died.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tempe Patch
Posted on Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Green Valley: One dead in crash on Interstate 19, roadway back open following investigation
PHOTO: At least one person is dead following a crash between a passenger vehicle and semi-truck on Interstate 19 on Thursday, Oct 22. The crash happened at around 12:45 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the highway near Duval Mine Road, according to an email from the Green Valley Fire District. Two people were in the passenger vehicle, one died at the scene and the other person was taken to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2020 4:22:33 PM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2020 23:22:33 GMT



Tucson develops task force to address workplace problems at 911 dispatch center
The results of a workplace assessment recently completed for Tucson’s Public Safety Communications Department has caused concern among city leaders who are working to address “fundamental problems in the operation of the department.” The department is responsible for dispatching 911 calls for police and fire departments.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2020 6:05:39 PM - SOURCE: Tucson Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2020 01:05:39 GMT



More than 934,000 acres of land have burned in Arizona due to 2,200 fires this year so far
It's no secret that Monsoon didn't show up this year and we have seen the two hottest Arizona months recorded during that same time. Because of that, we have seen an uptick in late-season fires, but we should start to see them slow down in the next couple of weeks. The Encinos, Racetrack, Catalina and Ironwood are four fires that have burned in Southern Arizona in just the last few weeks.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Horse Fire containment increases to 32%, nearly 9,500 acres burned
Fire crews have increased containment on the west side of the Horse Fire which has now burned nearly 9,500 acres in the Prescott National Forest near the town of Crown King. Fire officials said Wednesday morning the human-caused fire is "moving and making short runs" in the northeast corner where it is being monitored, according to a news release.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2020 12:47:24 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:47:24 GMT



Brush fire burning near Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix
A small brush fire is burning near Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix. Phoenix fire said the 50-acre brush fire is not threatening any structures, Interstate 17 or the range itself. More than 100 firefighters from Phoenix and nearby agencies are working to contain the fire. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2020 3:13:06 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:13:06 GMT



Small plane makes emergency landing on Navajo County highway
No injuries were reported after a plane made an emergency landing on an Arizona highway, officials said Wednesday. The small plane made the landing at about 11:15 a.m. on U.S. 60 between Cibecue and Show Low. The sole pilot then pushed the aircraft off the road, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Flames engulf Scottsdale home, leaving neighbors surprised
VIDEO: Fierce flames engulfed a north Scottsdale home on Tuesday, as more than a dozen firefighters responded to put out the blaze. Despite the best efforts of first responders, the home was gutted, leaving behind nothing more than a shell. “I just couldn’t believe it, the flames were really high, really high,” One neighbor described the flames.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2020 11:20:55 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:20:55 GMT



Grant provides Sierra Vista firefighters with bikes to assist rescues
Getting emergency attention quickly and efficiently to anyone in distress at a city festival, parade or sporting event has never been easier now that the Sierra Vista Fire Department has outfitted its firefighter/paramedics with mountain bikes equipped with almost everything an ambulance has. The EMS Bike Patrol is not a new idea for the fire department, said Fire Chief Brian Jones, but it’s been brought back with two new mountain bikes and a revamped Polaris Ranger vehicle designed to zip in and out where no ambulance can go.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2020 4:48:33 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:48:33 GMT



Arizona wildland firefighters adjust to COVID threats amid record-breaking season
The West Coast has experienced a record-breaking wildfire season amid the pandemic. Firefighters have adjusted to minimize the threat of COVID-19. Southern Arizona watched as more than 1,000 firefighters battled the Bighorn Fire this summer. However, not even one tested positive for virus while fighting it, according to Steven Miranda, the fire management officer for the Coronado National Forest.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2020 7:49:27 PM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2020 02:49:27 GMT



After 56 years, Pine-Strawberry fire chief retiring
PHOTOS: After a remarkable 56-year firefighting career, including the last six years in Pine-Strawberry, Gary Morris is officially hanging up his gear and retiring. Morris signs off as chief of the Pine-Strawberry Fire Department (PSFD) on Monday, Nov. 2. Morris initially thought he was just filling in temporarily in May 2014 while the fire board looked for a new chief.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2020 4:55:21 AM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:55:21 GMT



Update: Horse Fire continues to grow in Prescott National Forest
More than 9,100 acres in the Prescott National Forest have been burned by the growing Horse Fire as of Tuesday morning. Forest officials said Tuesday that the fire had burned 9,162 acres with 21% containment. Residents in nearby communities, including Crown King, have been evacuated from their homes since Friday, as more than 300 fire crews try to suppress the fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Crews slow spread of Horse Fire burning near Prescott
Crews are making headway against a forest fire that has been burning for several days north of Phoenix. The Horse Fire has incinerated 8,968 acres in the Prescott National Forest as of Monday morning, fire authorities said and was 21% contained, spreading just 18 acres overnight. That was marked improvement from the speed the fire was growing when it began Thursday afternoon, estimated at about 300 acres by the time it was reported.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2020 12:48:44 PM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
Posted on Sun, 18 Oct 2020 19:48:44 GMT



Man rescued from trench collapse in Phoenix
A man was rescued from a trench Monday morning near Peoria and 35th avenues. Phoenix fire rescued him from a 12 foot collapsed trench around 9:30 a.m. and he was buried up to his waist. According to the fire department, the man was able to breathe and was communicating with crews on scene. Phoenix Fire's Technical Rescue Crews were able to get a ladder in to assist the man and get him out of the trench.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (AZFAMILY.COM)
Posted on Mon, 19 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Race Track Fire grows to 150 acres near Redington Pass
Firefighters are battling a wildfire that started Saturday near Redington Pass, according to the Forest Service. The Race Track Fire had moderate growth over night, and is burning approximately 150 acres with 30% containment. The Forest Service says Type 4 incident, three type six engines are assigned to the fire where they will continue to work to improve existing contained lines.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2020 6:16:34 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Mon, 19 Oct 2020 01:16:34 GMT



 

 
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