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Tucson firefighters rescue unconscious woman in smoke-filled apartment
VIDEO: The Tucson Fire Department is investigating after they rescued a woman from a smoke-filled, one-bedroom apartment Friday morning on Tucson's north side. Around 4 a.m., a resident of the apartment complex called 911 and reported hearing a smoke detector and smelling smoke from one of the apartments, according to a department press release.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2019 6:44:53 AM - SOURCE: Tucson.com
Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 13:44:53 GMT

Dutch Bros raises money for injured Peoria firefighters
Two days before Easter, four Peoria firefighters — Capt. Hunter Clare, Engineer Justin Lopez and firefighters Matt Cottini and Jake Ciulla — were seriously injured in an explosion at an APS substation in Surprise. In the days following, the first responder community rallied in support of the four Peoria men.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2019 1:42:44 AM - SOURCE: Peoria Times
Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 08:42:44 GMT

Phoenix fire crews rescue two dogs, one cat from burning home
PHOTOS: Phoenix firefighters rescued two dogs and a cat from a burning home they thought was vacant Thursday. All three pets were cared for by fire and crisis crews on scene. The crews were dispatched to 6535 W Ellis Dr in Laveen, AZ at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon for reports of a house fire, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2019 4:47:22 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019 23:47:22 GMT

Verde Valley Firefighters extinguish 6-acre fire off Bill Gray Road
VIDEO: The Verde Valley Fire District,the Arizona State Department of Forest and Fire and the U.S. Forest Service put out a 6-acre brush and wild fire in high winds off Bill Gray Road near Cottonwood Thursday afternoon. The fire was about two miles from the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. just off the road near some campsites.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2019 3:20:30 PM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019 22:20:30 GMT

Fountain Hills Rural/Metro Fire truck purchase approved by council
The Town Council has approved up to $54,428 for the purchase of a new light-duty pick-up truck to be used by the Fountain Hills Rural/Metro Fire Chief. The vehicle is being purchased through a cooperative purchase agreement with Larry Miller Ford. The funding is from the town’s vehicle replacement fund, which was established to set criteria for replacing vehicles as well as maintaining available funds.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2019 4:09:31 AM - SOURCE: Fountain Hills Times
Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 11:09:31 GMT

Tucson Fire crews respond to smoke alarm, find dryer on fire
Dryer fire at business in 300 block of South Park Avenue brings out Tucson Fire Department crews. The initial call was for a smoke alarm, according to Tucson Fire Department officials. However when the first truck arrived at the scene they saw smoke and called for more resources to the area. Once inside firefighters determined that the fire was contained to a dryer and had it under control a short time later, according to TFD.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2019 10:40:38 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019 05:40:38 GMT

Brush fire burns field near Tortosa
Maricopa Fire/Medical Department is putting out a brush fire near the corner of Honeycutt and Murphy roads at Tortosa. The fire was reported around 4:30 p.m. with some witnesses saying juveniles may have started the fire in an empty field. Maricopa Police also responded to the scene to investigate and control any traffic issues.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2019 6:50:08 PM - SOURCE: inMaricopa.com
Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019 01:50:08 GMT

Professional Firefighters of Arizona warn of phone scam
The Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona are warning of a phone scam in which callers try to bilk victims out of money supposedly for firefighter charities. The scam artists claim to be from a nonexistent group called the "Fire Fighter Support Association." “These scam phone calls happen frequently and recently we have had reports of an uptick in fake charity solicitations,” said Bryan Jeffries, the president of the PFFA, in a statement.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2019 9:22:18 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 15 May 2019 16:22:18 GMT

2 people burned after vehicle carrying tar catches fire in Peoria
VIDEO: Two people were burned after a vehicle carrying tar caught fire in Peoria Wednesday morning. The fire broke out in a parking lot near Loop 101 and Bell Road. Fire officials with the Peoria Fire-Medical Department said two people were treated for burn injuries at the scene. One person was rushed to a hospital with significant burns and the other person suffered minor burn injuries.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2019 8:41:55 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 15 May 2019 15:41:55 GMT

Simple physical gave Glendale firefighter a new lease on life
VIDEO: It was a misdiagnosis that nearly cost a Valley firefighter his life. Glendale firefighter Dennis Dorrance was struggling to breathe, but he said a routine physical exam at work is what saved him. Dorrance was treated at Biltmore Cardiology, diagnosed with a condition he didn't even know he had.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Fox 10 News
Posted on Wed, 15 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Former Dolan Springs firefighter accused of embezzlement
Criminal charges have been filed against a firefighter accused of embezzling funds from a rural fire district headquartered in Dolan Springs. Phillip Picard, 31, is charged with 10 counts of forgery and single counts of fraud and theft in a complaint filed in Kingman Justice Court. A Mohave County Sheriff’s Office investigation was initiated late last June after Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire District governing board and staff members conducted their own probe.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2019 11:24:15 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Wed, 15 May 2019 06:24:15 GMT

Drexel Heights Fire District buys new lifesaving equipment with help from grant
VIDEO: The Drexel Heights Fire District was able to purchase brand new lifesaving equipment thanks to a $400,000 grant from FEMA, The southern Arizona fire district was able to bring new cardiac monitors and defibrillators on board. First responders with the fire district have been using the equipment for the past two weeks and say they already notice a difference in the customer care they are able to provide.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2019 5:56:53 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 15 May 2019 12:56:53 GMT

83-year-old man escapes Chandler house fire
VIDEO: An 83-year-old Chandler man is lucky to be alive after his house caught fire Tuesday night. Firefighters were called to the scene near Dobson and Warner roads around 8:30 p.m. Firefighters tell ABC15, the fire caused enough smoke to alarm neighbors who alerted the man and helped him escape.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2019 9:57:16 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Wed, 15 May 2019 04:57:16 GMT

Payson Council quietly kills fire merger
The Payson Town Council last week voted against merging the Payson, Hellsgate and Houston Mesa fire departments. Officials negotiated the merger for two years, which won overwhelming support from firefighters. The departments spent thousands on a consultant, which concluded a merger would save money, not require a tax increase and improve services.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2019 1:44:54 AM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup
Posted on Tue, 14 May 2019 08:44:54 GMT

Sparks from vehicles can start wildfires, officials warn
Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes an increased risk of wildfires along state highways caused by motorists dragging chains, driving on underinflated tires and tossing cigarettes. Fires along highways not only put people and property at risk but can cause long backups and even extended closures.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2019 5:45:15 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Highways Magazine
Posted on Tue, 14 May 2019 12:45:15 GMT

Lake Havasu City man arrested after infant dies in hot car
A northwest Arizona man was arrested over the weekend after a baby girl who was left in a hot car died. Lake Havasu City police say 23-year-old Ty Martin was taken into custody on a manslaughter charge Saturday. Police say Martin left his infant unattended in a car for 45 minutes to an hour while he went to visit a friend, according to a news release.
- PUB DATE: 5/13/2019 1:20:42 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Mon, 13 May 2019 20:20:42 GMT

Bullhead City Fire Department, Arizona Game and Fish Dept. team up to promote water safety
The Bullhead City Fire Department and Arizona Game and Fish Department are once again partnering to promote safety on the water this summer. The agencies will join forces during May, National Water Safety Month, for a life jacket exchange. The exchange event will be held Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Bullhead City Fire Station 2, 1230 Highway 95.
- PUB DATE: 5/13/2019 11:42:42 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Tue, 14 May 2019 06:42:42 GMT

Why prescribed burns are so important to Southern Arizona
Have you ever wondered why fires are intentionally prescribed to certain areas throughout Southern Arizona year after year? Prescribed fires are intentionally set by trained fire managers under predetermined environmental conditions to meet a wide variety of park management objectives including reducing the risks of unnaturally heavy fuel buildup, the potential for destructive wildfires, and the potential loss of life and property; and to perpetuate species that require the presence of fire for survival.
- PUB DATE: 5/13/2019 5:46:35 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Tue, 14 May 2019 00:46:35 GMT

Buckeye woman surprised by snake crawling out of her car
VIDEO: A Buckeye woman got quite the scare Monday after she saw a snake slithering out of her car. Shaina Brockway says the snake was in a co-worker's car first, but firefighters couldn't reach it so they told the office staff to wait it out. Brockway told fire crews she wasn't going anywhere until she was sure the snake was completely out of her vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 5/13/2019 10:36:08 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Tue, 14 May 2019 05:36:08 GMT

Brian Jones named Sierra Vista Fire chief
For over 20 years, Sierra Vista Fire and Medical Services has been a second family to Brian Jones. He has come a long way since he first started off as a reserve firefighter about 25 years ago, eventually becoming a battalion chief and then deputy fire chief. After serving as interim fire chief since the end of last year, Jones was named permanent fire chief this week in the most recent Sierra Vista city council meeting.
- PUB DATE: 5/11/2019 3:54:43 AM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Sat, 11 May 2019 10:54:43 GMT

Tempe fire truck mechanic retires after 32 years with the city
After working for the City of Tempe for more than 30 years, Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department is saying goodbye to their longtime fire truck mechanic who is going into retirement. 12 News spoke with Miller during his last day on the job. “One of my first words was truck,” said Charlie Miller, who has worked with the City of Tempe for 32 years, 28 of those with TFMR as a fire truck mechanic.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2019 7:37:07 AM - SOURCE: NBC 12 News
Posted on Sun, 12 May 2019 14:37:07 GMT

Mother, daughter fight fires together in Phoenix
VIDEO: In a profession dominated by men, two women are making a name for themselves working as the only mother and daughter firefighters in Phoenix. Kim Packebush knew she didn't want a desk job so she joined the Phoenix Fire Department 24 years ago. When daughter, Kayleigh, wanted to follow in her footsteps, Kim was surprised to say the least.
- PUB DATE: 5/10/2019 9:11:55 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 10 May 2019 16:11:55 GMT

Phoenix: Hiker found unresponsive on South Mountain trail
Firefighters say a hiker found unresponsive on a Valley trail Friday was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Other hikers found a man unconscious on the Pyramid Trail near 19th Avenue and Chandler Boulevard around 5:30 p.m. They performed CPR until crews arrived, according to a Phoenix Fire Department spokesman.
- PUB DATE: 5/11/2019 3:46:08 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Sat, 11 May 2019 10:46:08 GMT

Valley gym holds fundraiser for Peoria firefighters injured in explosion
A Valley gym held a fundraiser for the four Peoria firefighters injured in an explosion at an APS facility in April. CrossFit Unwavering opened its doors to the community on Saturday. For $20, participants did a firefighter-inspired workout. All the proceeds went toward the firefighters and their families.
- PUB DATE: 5/11/2019 4:43:29 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Sat, 11 May 2019 23:43:29 GMT

Ken Krebbs takes over as Copper Canyon fire marshal
A former member of the Copper Canyon fire board has taken over as the district’s fire marshal. From a pool of four candidates, Ken Krebbs was the “preferred candidate based on his background, education and proven dedication to the community,” said Terry Keller, fire chief of Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District.
- PUB DATE: 5/9/2019 3:10:53 PM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Thu, 09 May 2019 22:10:53 GMT

Phoenix Firefighters say cities are breaking workers’ comp law
Andy Brunelle used to worry about getting burned. The 54-year-old firefighter in Phoenix with nearly 20 years on the job worried about the same things his buddies did — falling through a roof, getting trapped in a burning building. Unusual workplace hazards were the norm in his business, and he was vigilant.
- PUB DATE: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Capitol Times - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fire crews battle large house fire in Phoenix
VIDEO: The Phoenix Fire Department battled a large fire at a house Thursday morning. The fire broke out at about 11:30 a.m. at a home near 35th Avenue and Encanto Boulevard. Arizona's Family news chopper was over the scene where smoke was seen billowing out of the home. Large flames could be seen as the roof collapsed.
- PUB DATE: 5/9/2019 2:51:00 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 09 May 2019 21:51:00 GMT

After multiple human-caused fires, Prescott National Forest Officials push for fire safety
In recent weeks, there have been several human-cause wildfires on the Prescott National Forest. That’s despite a fairly wet winter. KNAU’s Zac Ziegler reports officials say the early fires show why safety is important regardless of forest conditions. The Tritle and Lynx fires were both caught early, and burned a total of about 20 acres between them.
- PUB DATE: 5/10/2019 5:45:24 AM - SOURCE: KNAU-FM NPR
Posted on Fri, 10 May 2019 12:45:24 GMT

State pension fund delivered subpar returns. Then it gave executives an extra $120,000
The financially troubled Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System quietly paid bonuses totaling $120,134 to three top executives last year, calling them "settlements" to compensate the employees for not receiving bonuses in 2013. Any settlement, by law, must be approved by the board in a public meeting.
- PUB DATE: 5/9/2019 9:02:30 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 09 May 2019 16:02:30 GMT

Firefighting reporting system could prevent Phoenix brush fires
VIDEO: A new reporting system by Phoenix firefighters could help prevent brush fires this summer. According to firefighters, fire season starts next month and they are not waiting for brush fires to happen, especially when it comes to dealing with dry, destructive brush. "(Brush) essentially becomes fuel, so that's worrying for us," said Capt.
- PUB DATE: 5/8/2019 8:22:11 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 09 May 2019 03:22:11 GMT

Students suffer minor injuries in Goodyear bus crash
VIDEO: Nineteen students had to be bused from the scene of an accident Wednesday evening after their school bus was involved in a crash with two other vehicles in Goodyear. Rescue crews were called to the collision near Interstate 10 and Sarival Avenue around 5:15 p.m. According to Goodyear firefighters, the students, from the Agua Fria Union High School District, and three other adults were treated for minor injuries at the scene and released.
- PUB DATE: 5/8/2019 9:09:14 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Thu, 09 May 2019 04:09:14 GMT

Toxic chemicals found in drinking water at Luke Air Force Base in Maricopa County
The U.S. Air Force reported it found the water in wells and groundwater at Luke Air Force Base tested positive for toxic chemicals. The U.S. Air Force report covers Luke AFB and the Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field. Testing was conducted to determine if two chemicals — perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid — from a foam firefighting agent were evident.
- PUB DATE: 5/9/2019 7:18:32 AM - SOURCE: Glendale Star
Posted on Thu, 09 May 2019 14:18:32 GMT

Northern Arizona fire managers cautiously optimistic following wet winter
This time last year, officials across the state were on high alert for fire danger following one of the driest winters on record in the Southwest. Now, fire managers in northern Arizona are cautiously optimistic after months of precipitation and a healthy high-elevation snowpack. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius spoke with Coconino National Forest Deputy Fire Staff Officer James Pettit about what officials are anticipating as the region enters what’s typically the driest and warmest months.
- PUB DATE: 5/9/2019 5:35:27 AM - SOURCE: KNAU-FM NPR
Posted on Thu, 09 May 2019 12:35:27 GMT

University of Arizona led initiative doubles survival rates after severe traumatic brain injury
The implementation of a massive, statewide public health initiative led by University of Arizona researchers and involving 21,000 prehospital care patients has doubled the survival rate of severe traumatic brain injury victims and tripled the survival rate among those who were intubated. The Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care Project, or EPIC, is the first major prehospital interventional project to evaluate the impact of national prehospital traumatic brain injury, or TBI, treatment guidelines, which were developed after years of research but contradicted decades of anecdotal protocol.
- PUB DATE: 5/8/2019 10:05:09 AM - SOURCE: University of Arizona Health Sciences
Posted on Wed, 08 May 2019 17:05:09 GMT

Glendale firefighters visit 6-year-old girl who was accidentally shot
VIDEO: It was a visit a 6-year-old girl won't soon forget. A group of Glendale firefighters stopped by Phoenix Children's Hospital Tuesday to check on one of their favorite patients. Two weeks ago, the same firefighters helped save little Neveah's life after she was shot in the stomach with a shotgun.
- PUB DATE: 5/7/2019 9:26:10 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 08 May 2019 04:26:10 GMT

Tucson Fire Department responds to two fires within minutes, one person sent to hospital
Tucson Fire says crews were called to two fires within ten minutes of each other around midnight Tuesday. The first was a house fire in the in the 4000 block of East Paseo Dorado, near 22nd and Alvernon. Tucson Fire says the homeowner called 911 saying his legs were on fire and that he could not get out.
- PUB DATE: 5/7/2019 10:11:50 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 07 May 2019 17:11:50 GMT

Former Crown King fire chief sentenced to probation
The Coolidge fire chief has been sentenced for a felony he committed in a previous job. Records obtained from Yavapai County Superior Court show that Mark Dillon, 50, pleaded guilty to a felony count of fraudulent use of a credit card provided to him as chief of the Crown King Fire District. The district accused Dillon of making more than $11,000 in unauthorized charges on a district-issued credit card intended for departmental purchases only between September 2016 and June 2017.
- PUB DATE: 5/7/2019 9:26:45 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Tue, 07 May 2019 16:26:45 GMT

Gas leak closes Phoenix roads, forces businesses to evacuate
A natural-gas leak closed Phoenix roads late Tuesday morning and caused the Phoenix Fire Department to evacuate the surrounding area, officials said. Phoenix firefighters were called to a Jack in the Box restaurant at 1302 E. McDowell Road, near Seventh Street, just before 11:30 a.m. for reports of a natural-gas odor, said Capt.
- PUB DATE: 5/7/2019 3:06:19 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 07 May 2019 22:06:19 GMT

Part of Cholla Campground closed after truck, trailer fire
Cane Loop campsite units 161-187 within Cholla Campground on the Tonto Basin Ranger District will remain closed through May 8 following a vehicle and trailer fire. Firefighters from the Tonto Basin Ranger District responded to reports of a pickup truck on fire shortly after 4:50 p.m. on May 4. A generator in the back of the pickup caught fire and spread, ultimately consuming one acre of forest vegetation along with the pickup truck and two camping trailers.
- PUB DATE: 5/7/2019 1:00:21 PM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup
Posted on Tue, 07 May 2019 20:00:21 GMT

Gila County dive team recovers body of Pine man who apparently drowned
A popular trout fishing lake in eastern Arizona has reopened after authorities recovered the body of a man from Pine who drowned. A Gila County dive team pulled 68-year-old Dan Boyd from Willow Springs Lake before noon Tuesday. His body was taken to the Coconino County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.
- PUB DATE: 5/7/2019 1:15:53 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Tue, 07 May 2019 20:15:53 GMT

Mill Fire burns 162 acres near Crown King, zero percent contained
VIDEO: A Type-3 Incident Management Team will take over the Mill Fire Tuesday morning, when air attack will also resume, after the fire burned 162 acres and is zero percent contained as of Monday night, US Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management says. Numerous firefighter crews were flown in by helicopter to work on a wildfire that near Crown King, Ariz.
- PUB DATE: 5/6/2019 8:38:57 PM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Tue, 07 May 2019 03:38:57 GMT

Hoyle fire result of lightning strike
Forest managers are closely watching a fire that sprang up as a result of a lightning strike last week. The Hoyle fire was discovered on the morning of May 2 by Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests officials. The blaze is located within rugged terrain in the Rodeo-Chediski fire scar, approximately three miles southwest of Heber.
- PUB DATE: 5/7/2019 5:36:25 AM - SOURCE: Eastern Arizona Courier
Posted on Tue, 07 May 2019 12:36:25 GMT

Tucson Fire, University of Arizona work to reduce firefighter exposure to cancer
Burning buildings, collapsing roofs and temperatures reaching toward 1,000 degrees are some of the life-threatening conditions that firefighters encounter on the job. But one of the greatest risks to firefighters' health is one that can't be seen: cancer. That’s why the Tucson Fire Department partnered with the University of Arizona College of Public Health to take action against the silent killer by improving the protective gear firefighters wear.
- PUB DATE: 5/6/2019 10:48:19 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Public Media
Posted on Mon, 06 May 2019 17:48:19 GMT

Structure fire knocked down in Kingman
Four fire engines and two departments quickly brought a structure fire under control in the early hours of Monday, May 6, 2019. Kingman Fire Department Engines 231, 221, 331, and 321 were called to action along with Battalion 2, Battalion 3, and AMR 35 to the 800 block of Crestwood Lane. The residents have all been accounted for and no injuries were sustained by the residents and firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 5/7/2019 1:50:27 AM - SOURCE: DailyMiner
Posted on Tue, 07 May 2019 08:50:27 GMT

Quartzsite Fire District expands
Residents of much of the area between Quartzsite and Salome are about to be included in the Quartzsite Fire District. The district is in the final steps of completing their expansion. Service to the new areas will commence May 18. In a press release, the district stated, “The District’s primary focus has always been service to the community.
- PUB DATE: 5/7/2019 1:42:10 AM - SOURCE: Parker Pioneer
Posted on Tue, 07 May 2019 08:42:10 GMT

Students evacuated after chemical spill in Buckeye school lab
Students were evacuated from a Buckeye school while police and fire crews investigated a hazardous situation Monday afternoon, the Buckeye fire department said. Fire officials said the incident appeared to be contained to the chemistry lab at the Odyssey Preparatory Academy at 1495 S. Verrado Way in Buckeye.
- PUB DATE: 5/6/2019 3:49:06 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 06 May 2019 22:49:06 GMT

Tritle Fire 100% near Prescott contained, official cause still under investigation
The Tritle Fire, which charred three acres about seven miles south of Prescott is 100% contained, according to spokesperson Debbie Maneely of the Prescott National Forest late Sunday night. Firefighters left the Mt. Tritle area about 7 p.m. Sunday after establishing a “black line around the perimeter of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 5/6/2019 1:46:43 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Mon, 06 May 2019 08:46:43 GMT

United Yuma Firefighter Association host 2nd Annual "Fire Muster"
VIDEO: The United Yuma Firefighter Association held their 2nd annual Fire Muster Saturday. The "Fire Muster" is an event where 10 teams comprised of a mix of firefighters, first responders, and nurses competing in a series of task and exercises that connects competitors to the roots of firefighting.
- PUB DATE: 5/4/2019 6:11:33 PM - SOURCE: KSWT-TV News 13
Posted on Sun, 05 May 2019 01:11:33 GMT

Phoenix Fire Department rescues woman from Camelback Mountain
The Phoenix Fire Department conducted a two-hour rescue on Camelback Mountain Saturday afternoon. A female hiker was on the Echo Canyon Trail when she began complaining of back pain due to the heat. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they enlisted a rescue team to hike up and bring her down in a stretcher.
- PUB DATE: 5/4/2019 6:47:11 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 05 May 2019 01:47:11 GMT

Guadalupe house fire 'suspicious' in nature
VIDEO: Firefighters say a first-alarm house fire in Guadalupe Sunday night is "suspicious in nature." The blaze broke out around 7:10 p.m. near Interstate 10 and East Calle Magdaena. When crews arrived, they found both the main and a second structure on the property on fire. Everyone in the home was able to get out safely, said Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Sgt.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2019 8:42:40 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Mon, 06 May 2019 03:42:40 GMT

Family escapes safely following Phoenix house fire
A family was able to escape a house fire without injuries Sunday morning. According to Phoenix fire, their crews responded just before 7 a.m. at a home near 67th Avenue and Roosevelt Street. That's when crews found heavy fire coming from the home. Firefighters quickly extended hose lines into the home to conduct a search, rescue and fire attack.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2019 8:39:27 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sun, 05 May 2019 15:39:27 GMT

Phoenix man dead after being found in backyard pool
Phoenix firefighters responded to a home Sunday morning where they found an unresponsive man in a pool. Officials say firefighters pulled the man from the pool at a home in the 2500 block of West Diana Avenue where they later pronounced him dead. Firefighters say the man was 48 years old but didn't release his name.
- PUB DATE: 5/5/2019 11:54:48 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 05 May 2019 18:54:48 GMT

Unusually high fire activity near Wickenburg and Wittmann
Multiple wildfires in the Wickenburg and Wittmann-areas spur the Department of Forestry and Fire Management to investigate further the factors leading to an uptick in fire activity in Northwestern Maricopa County. In the past month, the department has responded to three fires, the Painted Wagon, Forest, and Patton incidents, located within areas that historically do not see much fire activity.
- PUB DATE: 5/3/2019 6:30:04 AM - SOURCE: Wickenburg Sun
Posted on Fri, 03 May 2019 13:30:04 GMT

Eight firefighters injured in energy storage system explosion, underscoring the need for ESS responder safety training
Eight firefighters and a police officer were injured at a solar energy storage facility in the aptly named town of Surprise, Arizona last month when they answered a call to inspect an energy storage system (ESS) fire. The situation quickly took a turn for the worse when an explosion blew the container’s doors off.
- PUB DATE: 5/3/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FireRescue1.com
Posted on Fri, 03 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Boy Scout dies on hiking trip at Picacho Peak
Authorities say a 16-year-old Boy Scout died Saturday during a hiking trip at Picacho Peak State Park. The teenager was part of a Boy Scout group out hiking the trails when he reportedly ran out of water and fell ill, authorities said. Pinal County sheriff’s officials say the group had water but ran out when they got to the top of a mountain and the teen began to exhibit signs of extreme dehydration on the way down.
- PUB DATE: 5/2/2019 1:47:00 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Thu, 02 May 2019 20:47:00 GMT

Fire rips through home in Surprise
Fire crews feared a roof was going to collapse when they were fighting a house fire in Surprise on Thursday afternoon. The firefighters were called out to the home near Bell and El Mirage roads around 2:30 p.m. Crews were going with an "offensive" strategy but when the roof started to sag, they pulled out and went defensive.
- PUB DATE: 5/2/2019 4:40:06 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 02 May 2019 23:40:06 GMT

Homeowners displaced after garage fire in Sun City West
The owners of a residence in Sun City West were displaced after a fire broke out in their garage. According to the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority, crews responded to a garage fire around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday near 151st Avenue and Tom Ryan Drive. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and prevented it from extending into the attic and the interior of the home.
- PUB DATE: 5/2/2019 10:55:43 AM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Thu, 02 May 2019 17:55:43 GMT

Man drowns at Fossil Creek's 'toilet bowl'
A man in his early 60s died after drowning at Fossil Creek on Thursday, officials said. The Gila County Sheriff's Office received a call from a passerby just before noon Thursday, followed by a second phone call from the man's friend who was with him at the time, the agency said. It took first responders from the Pine-Strawberry Fire District about an hour to reach the remote "toilet bowl" area of Fossil Creek, where the man was, Sheriff's Office spokesman Mike Johnson said.
- PUB DATE: 5/2/2019 7:52:52 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 03 May 2019 02:52:52 GMT

Latest outlook shows increased fire danger for southern Arizona
VIDEO: The drought may have shown signs of improvement, but Arizona's wildfire potential continues to grow across some parts of the state. Last year it was the Tinder Fire, sparked under extreme drought conditions. The year before that it was the Goodwin Fire started during just a moderate drought.
- PUB DATE: 5/1/2019 6:46:57 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Thu, 02 May 2019 01:46:57 GMT

Phoenix Council approves raises for Police, Fire
Phoenix police officers and firefighters will soon see bigger paychecks after the City Council approved their contracts Tuesday afternoon. Base wages for firefighters, paramedics, engineers and captains at their top steps will increase between 3.36 and 8.53 percent over the next two years. Employees who are not at top step may receive a merit increase in the city’s step system.
- PUB DATE: 5/2/2019 8:16:10 AM - SOURCE: KJZZ-FM 91.5
Posted on Thu, 02 May 2019 15:16:10 GMT

Phoenix Fire Department: 8-month-old girl dies after being found in a toilet
VIDEO: An eight-month-old girl has died after she was found in a toilet Wednesday afternoon in a Phoenix home, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. Firefighters responded to a home around 1:30 p.m. The girl was taken to Phoenix Children's hospital in "extremely critical condition," but did not survive.
- PUB DATE: 5/1/2019 8:00:44 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 02 May 2019 03:00:44 GMT

Congress Fire District receives Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety grant
Congress Fire District has been awarded the FY 2019 Arizona Governor’s Office of highway Safety Grant in the amount of $5,241. Congress Fire District will use the funding to purchase supplies such as safety vests, cones, and other items to improve safety when responding to highway incidents. These items will help improve visibility and traffic control and provide for safer and quicker extrication of patients from their vehicles, thus decreasing the amount of time spent in unsafe positions on the highway.
- PUB DATE: 5/2/2019 4:12:54 AM - SOURCE: Wickenburg Sun
Posted on Thu, 02 May 2019 11:12:54 GMT

Bullhead City Fire Department sees savings from change in insurance practice
A decision to change the way it handles employee health insurance has been a boon for the Bullhead City Fire Department, an assistant chief reported Tuesday. Assistant Chief Scott Neal told governing board members that the department has built up a capital reserve fund of about $500,000 since becoming partially self-insured.
- PUB DATE: 5/1/2019 11:05:30 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Thu, 02 May 2019 06:05:30 GMT

Airplane crashes at Sedona Airport
At 9:42 a.m. Wednesday, Sedona Fire District was notified of an aircraft crash at Sedona Airport. When fire crews arrived, they found a single-engine 1964 Beechcraft Bonanza S35 aircraft that had come to rest on the taxiway after an aborted take-off, according to a Sedona Fire District press release.
- PUB DATE: 5/1/2019 12:36:35 PM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Wed, 01 May 2019 19:36:35 GMT

Fire destroys St. Joseph's Catholic Church in north Phoenix
VIDEO: A large fire which burned overnight Wednesday destroyed the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in north Phoenix. Fire crews were called to the church near 40th Street and Shea Boulevard around midnight when a Phoenix police helicopter spotted smoke in the area, fire officials said. More than 60 firefighters from Phoenix and Scottsdale worked overnight to put out the flames.
- PUB DATE: 5/1/2019 6:49:25 AM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Wed, 01 May 2019 13:49:25 GMT

Update: Two more Peoria firefighters released from hospital after explosion in Surprise
Only one firefighter remains hospitalized after an explosion in Surprise earlier this month, according to the Peoria Fire Department. The incident happened April 19 around 8 p.m. near Grand Avenue and Deer Valley Road at an APS substation. As firefighters assessed the scene, an explosion occurred injuring at least eight responders.
- PUB DATE: 4/30/2019 10:48:45 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2019 17:48:45 GMT

Fire department investigates fire that destroyed northwest Phoenix home
VIDEO: Firefighters went to a northwest Phoenix home Tuesday afternoon after they received reports that the outside of it was on fire. When firefighters arrived at the house near 39th Avenue and Loop 101, they discovered that the fire outside of the house reached the inside of the home. "When our crews initially rolled up on scene, there was a large fire on the south end of the lot," said Phoenix Fire Department Capt.
- PUB DATE: 4/30/2019 8:37:49 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 01 May 2019 03:37:49 GMT

New road markings in front of Prescott Fire Station 74
Drivers who routinely travel on Smoketree Lane will notice a change in road markings in front of Prescott Fire Department’s Station 74. On Tuesday markings were added in front of the station to help draw attention to the presence of the fire station, and specifically the engine that regularly has to block Smoketree as it backs into the apparatus bay.
- PUB DATE: 5/1/2019 2:14:50 AM - SOURCE: Prescott eNews
Posted on Wed, 01 May 2019 09:14:50 GMT

Campground at Roosevelt Lake closed due to fire risk
The Tonto National Forest has temporarily closed a popular campground at Theodore Roosevelt Lake, citing a high risk of wildfire. The Bermuda Flat Shoreline Area closure is happening because the reservoir, northeast of the Phoenix area, is at 75 percent capacity, higher than normal for this time of year.
- PUB DATE: 5/1/2019 7:38:14 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Highways Magazine
Posted on Wed, 01 May 2019 14:38:14 GMT

As CDC works on national registry, Tucson Fire Department continues firefighter cancer study
A national registry tracking cancer in firefighters is moving forward toward completion. The registry, stemming from a bill signed into law last summer, would provide detailed research on cancer rates among career and volunteer firefighters. A tool-much needed according to Fire Captain John Gulotta who says the Tucson Fire Department plans to be part of the registry.
- PUB DATE: 4/29/2019 9:32:02 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Mon, 29 Apr 2019 16:32:02 GMT

City of Phoenix introducing new meditation tool for first responders
VIDEO: The city of Phoenix is introducing a new tool to promote total mental and physical health for its first responders. In partnership with Scottsdale-based Vincere Cancer Center, which screens Valley first responders for occupational cancer free of charge, the city is adding Deepak Chopra InnerSpace meditation grounding devices to Phoenix fire stations and police precincts.
- PUB DATE: 4/30/2019 4:43:00 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2019 11:43:00 GMT

Tempe mom attacked by bees after wind blows beehive off tree, onto her head
VIDEO: A woman was stung about 30 times in a bee attack in Tempe Monday afternoon. Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department rescue crews were called out to a home day care near Rural Road and the U.S. 60, where a hive had blown off a tree and fallen onto the woman's head as she was walking to pick up her son.
- PUB DATE: 4/29/2019 5:11:44 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2019 00:11:44 GMT

Lightning may have sparked house fire in Phoenix, fire officials say
VIDEO: While many in the Valley enjoyed the lightning show, at least one Phoenix homeowner is dealing with the fallout of last night's storm after their home caught fire. Fire officials with the Phoenix Fire Department said a possible lightning strike may have been the cause of a house fire near 32nd Street and Campbell Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 4/30/2019 3:59:10 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2019 10:59:10 GMT

Tucson Fire Department crews extinguish fire near west-side apartments
Crews from the Tucson Fire Department were able to extinguish a fire in a storage building before it could spread to nearby apartments. According to information from TFD, the fire happened shortly before 5 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, in a storage area of a “motel type complex” in the 200 block of West Flores Street, near West Grant and North Oracle roads.
- PUB DATE: 4/30/2019 9:19:58 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:19:58 GMT

Hiker overcome by heat, saved on Sonoran Mountain by Phoenix rescue crew
Rescue teams went to Sonoran Mountain on Sunday morning to help a hiker suffering from a heat-related illness, says the Phoenix Fire Department. Crews were requested at the mountain around 11 a.m. due to reports of a man unable to continue down Sonoran Mountain Trail. After the rescuers infused the hiker with fluids, they took him down the mountain in a "big wheel," firefighters said.
- PUB DATE: 4/28/2019 5:38:06 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 29 Apr 2019 00:38:06 GMT

Patton Fire burns 570 acres near Wickenburg, 100% contained, officials say
PHOTO: A wildfire that began burning near Wickenburg on Saturday was 100% contained by late Sunday afternoon, officials said. The Patton Fire torched 570 acres 18 miles south of Wickenburg and was 70% contained as of about 12 p.m. Sunday, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said.
- PUB DATE: 4/28/2019 5:44:59 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 29 Apr 2019 00:44:59 GMT

Arizona Department of Forestry firefighters ready to serve wherever
Wildfires used to be considered events that happened in remote areas. But as urbanization has sprawled and climates changed, wildfires have become an expanding and serious problem for homeowners everywhere. In 2018, wildfires in California destroyed 11,000 homes in just 11 days. Most of these were in suburban residential areas Brush in washes and river beds and undeveloped open spaces near urbanized areas, such as in the Sun Cities, have caused local fire districts to obtain special equipment to fight those blazes.
- PUB DATE: 4/26/2019 8:46:22 PM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Sat, 27 Apr 2019 03:46:22 GMT

Fire damages Phoenix restaurant
VIDEO: An early morning fire burned a popular Phoenix restaurant Sunday. According to Phoenix fire, the incident occurred at the Babbo Italian Eatery near 16th Street and Glendale Avenue. The situation got a little serious when firefighters realized that the flames had destroyed the gas meter, allowing natural gas to seep out into the complex.
- PUB DATE: 4/28/2019 2:37:46 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sun, 28 Apr 2019 21:37:46 GMT

Fire ban hits Maricopa County May 1
The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will initiate its annual fire ban on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. “Given the abundance of rain we’ve received this year, we’ve had an outstanding wildflower season. Unfortunately, as the blooms and brush die off and dry out, the parks are left with dangerous levels of fuel loads on the ground that can ignite a wildfire with just a small spark,” said R.
- PUB DATE: 4/29/2019 2:09:47 AM - SOURCE: Fountain Hills Times
Posted on Mon, 29 Apr 2019 09:09:47 GMT

Arizona attorney general backs first responders’ right to health care coverage
Arizona’s attorney general is standing by the state’s first responders in defense of their health care coverage. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich wrote a letter to the executive director of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns mandating the state law requirements for first responder’s health care coverage be upheld.
- PUB DATE: 4/26/2019 6:36:07 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Fri, 26 Apr 2019 13:36:07 GMT

3 vehicles destroyed in fire at Casa Grande junkyard
Three vans were destroyed in a fire Thursday afternoon in a Casa Grande junkyard, officials said. Firefighters from Regional Fire and Rescue and Casa Grande Fire Department responded to the fire that began about 2:30 p.m. in the rear of the yard at 10175 N. Pinal Ave. The fire was spotted by a Casa Grande fire marshal who was leaving his office on Val Vista Boulevard.
- PUB DATE: 4/25/2019 4:52:57 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:52:57 GMT

Woman hospitalized following vehicle rollover in Yuma County
A woman was hospitalized after being involved in a single-vehicle rollover accident at Cynthia Lane and Avenue D Tuesday night, according to Somerton Cocopah Fire Department. Fire officials said firefighters arrived on scene and found a red Dodge Durango on its side with the lone female driver, hanging, and still seat belted in her seat.
- PUB DATE: 4/25/2019 10:17:36 PM - SOURCE: KSWT-TV News 13
Posted on Fri, 26 Apr 2019 05:17:36 GMT

Glendale Fire Department offering CPR training
The Glendale Fire Department has trained 30,205 people in compression-only CPR. Dr. Janet Boberg oversees the CPR program and she has taught 912 classes of this life saving technique. Just last year Dr. Boberg saw firsthand the benefit of her teachings after one of her students saved the life of her husband when he went into cardiac arrest at home.
- PUB DATE: 4/25/2019 1:56:37 PM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:56:37 GMT

Fire damages South Tucson house, resident okay
Crews from the Tucson Fire Department and South Tucson Fire Department were dispatched to a house fire early on Friday, April 26. One resident who was home at the time of the fire in the 300 block of West 30th Street escaped and was reported to be OK. The fire happened just after 1 a.m. No firefighters were hurt in the incident.
- PUB DATE: 4/26/2019 9:11:22 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Fri, 26 Apr 2019 16:11:22 GMT

Woman injured after car veers into ditch in Somerton
A woman suffered injuries after her truck veered into a ditch as she allegedly tried to evade another vehicle at W. County 13th St. and S. Ave. F Thursday afternoon. According to Somerton Cocopah Fire Department (SCFD), firefighters arrived on scene and found a light blue Ford Ranger pickup in a cement irrigation culvert with the 27-year-old driver and her two-and-a-half-year-old child standing outside of it.
- PUB DATE: 4/25/2019 5:46:15 PM - SOURCE: KSWT-TV News 13
Posted on Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:46:15 GMT

Woman seriously injured after late night house fire in Phoenix
VIDEO: A woman is in critical-condition after a house fire in Phoenix. The fire broke out after 11 p.m. Wednesday night at a duplex near 28th Street and Thomas Road. The Phoenix Fire Department responded and forced entry into one of the units and extinguished a small fire. During the search, crews discovered a woman believed to be in her late 30’s not breathing and without a pulse.
- PUB DATE: 4/25/2019 6:27:33 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:27:33 GMT

House fire quickly doused in Bullhead City
Bullhead City firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 2000 block of Ramar Road on Wednesday afternoon, where they found smoke coming from the back of a mobile home. The fire was contained and extinguished quickly; no injuries were reported. The home was equipped with functioning smoke alarms, alerting the occupants, who evacuated.
- PUB DATE: 4/25/2019 7:08:59 AM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:08:59 GMT

Woman who fell to her death at the Grand Canyon identified
Authorities have identified an Arizona woman who died after falling over the edge of the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park. Park officials say 69-year-old Cynthia Ackley fell about 200 feet (61 meters) Tuesday afternoon. She lived in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria. It was the second over-the-edge death this month within the confines of the national park.
- PUB DATE: 4/25/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC News
Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Arizona Department of Transportation: Tow chains, underinflated tires can cause wildfires
Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes an increased risk of wildfires along state highways caused by motorists dragging chains, driving on underinflated tires and tossing cigarettes. Fires along highways not only put people and property at risk but can cause long backups and even extended closures.
- PUB DATE: 4/25/2019 10:54:32 AM - SOURCE: Sedona.biz
Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 17:54:32 GMT

State regulatory panel questions Arizona Public Service about substation battery explosion in Surprise
VIDEO: A state regulatory panel questioned Arizona Public Service executives about an explosion last week that injured more than a half-dozen firefighters. APS says it received an alarm about its two-megawatt battery next to its McMicken Energy Storage facility near Grand Avenue and Deer Valley Road around 5 p.
- PUB DATE: 4/23/2019 10:20:24 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 05:20:24 GMT

36 apply for Sedona Fire District chief job
SFD’s Governing Board was updated on the hiring process by Interim Chief Jayson Coil on Tuesday, April 16. He said following last month’s meeting in which the board approved the job announcement’s wording and dates, SFD has posted the opening to many websites and, as of the meeting date, have received 36 applicants.
- PUB DATE: 4/23/2019 1:03:18 PM - SOURCE: Sedona Red Rock News
Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 20:03:18 GMT

Fire damages Fountain Hills restaurant
Fountain Hills Fire Department responded to a working structure fire at a restaurant on Shea Boulevard at about 10 p.m. on Monday, April 22. Eriberto’s Mexican Food was closed at the time and firefighters had to force entry into the building, according to Assistant Fire Chief Jason Payne. “We found active fire in the kitchen area that had made its way to the roof and parapets on the roof,” Payne said.
- PUB DATE: 4/23/2019 1:00:26 PM - SOURCE: Fountain Hills Times
Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 20:00:26 GMT

Tucson Firefighters keep garage fire from spreading to house
Firefighters from the Tucson Fire Department extinguished a garage fire at an east-side home on Tuesday, April 23. According to information from the fire department, crews were dispatched to the 5700 block of East Seneca Street at 5:38 a.m. Heavy smoke and flames were coming from a garage that was attached to the home.
- PUB DATE: 4/23/2019 7:54:10 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:54:10 GMT

Prescribed burns to begin southeast of Williams
Fire managers on the south zone of the Kaibab National Forest will begin springtime burning on both the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts beginning April 25 and will likely burn through the weekend and into the following week. Due to the higher snow and precipitation levels that were received across northern Arizona this past winter, conditions have presented ideal opportunities to implement prescribed burns in the spring months of the year.
- PUB DATE: 4/23/2019 7:03:21 PM - SOURCE: Williams-Grand Canyon News
Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 02:03:21 GMT

Crews battle first-alarm structure fire in Phoenix
VIDEO: Phoenix fire crews worked a first-alarm fire in Phoenix Tuesday morning, officials said. According to fire officials, the fire was burning in a commercial structure near 12th Street and Indian School Road. Crews went defensive on the fire, pulling firefighters out of the structure and shooting water from ladder trucks from outside the building, Phoenix FD said.
- PUB DATE: 4/23/2019 6:22:49 AM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:22:49 GMT

Update: 2 Peoria firefighters readmitted themselves to hospital days after explosion in Surprise
Peoria Fire-Medical Department engineer Michael Selmer said Friday's explosion in Surprise was the biggest call the department has responded to in his 19 years with the department. Eight Valley firefighters were injured in the explosion at an APS energy storage facility. Selmer said Monday the incident, which involved four firefighters from the Peoria Fire-Medical Department's hazmat team, has been a shock to the department.
- PUB DATE: 4/22/2019 2:36:45 PM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:36:45 GMT

Glendale: Firefighters warn of hot car, heatstroke dangers as temperatures rise
The death of a toddler who was left in a car is serving as a heartbreaking reminder before the temperatures heat up in southern Arizona. Glendale police said the 18-month-old girl was found by her father in the hot car at an apartment complex Monday, April 22. Temperatures were recorded in the mid 80s.
- PUB DATE: 4/22/2019 10:52:35 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 05:52:35 GMT

Fire races through Phoenix apartment complex, damaging 8 to 12 units
VIDEO: As many as eight to 12 apartment units were damaged after a fast-moving fire spread through a common attic at the complex Monday afternoon, the Phoenix Fire Department said. Nobody was injured in the fire, which started around 12:30 p.m. at the complex on 19th Avenue north of Bell Road, fire officials said.
- PUB DATE: 4/22/2019 5:45:57 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 00:45:57 GMT

Rollover claims Cochise man, 45 in Dragoon
A vehicle rollover in Dragoon Easter Sunday resulted in the death of a 45-year-old Cochise man and required the extrication of a 17-year-old passenger. The rollover occurred on W. Dragoon Road and North Niño Place just after 12:30 p.m., east of Benson, according to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office.
- PUB DATE: 4/23/2019 1:50:00 AM - SOURCE: San Pedro Valley News-Sun
Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:50:00 GMT

Eight firefighters recovering after explosion in Surprise
VIDEO: Eight west Valley firefighters are recovering following an explosion at an APS substation in Surprise on Friday night. Four Peoria firefighters who were injured are "doing good," according to a department's spokesperson. In a post on the Peoria Fire-Medical Department's Twitter page, officials say Engineer Justin Lopez, who was in critical condition and taken into surgery following the explosion, "is awake and doing as well as can be expected.
- PUB DATE: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC 15 Arizona
Posted on Mon, 22 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



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