Arizona News

Friday, November 22, 2019

Casa Grande fire chief named Chief of the Year

Fire Chief Scott Miller has been named Fire Chief of the Year by the Arizona Fire Chiefs Association. Miller was presented with a fire ax at Monday’s Casa Grande City Council meeting in recognition of the award. “I’ve known Chief Miller since the early '80s,” said Randy Karrer, the fire chief from Golder Ranch Fire District. Karrer nominated Miller for the award. “Scott is an exceptional individual.” Karrer praised Miller’s commitment to his department, city and community. “He serves in a variety of other positions that are just not necessary for anyone in the fire service to do,” he said. “It’s his character, ladies and gentlemen. This is a man who is absolutely a servant leader. Scott’s motto is, ‘It’s about you. It’s not about me. It’s about you.’”
Pinal Central

Man severely burned in north Phoenix townhome fire

VIDEO: A man is in the hospital after a huge fire burned him at his townhome in north Phoenix on Thursday. A police helicopter crew first spotted the smoke on 26th Avenue, south of Bell Road, and told firefighters about it around 8:30 p.m. Fire crews were called out, and when they got there, they saw flames coming out of the home. "We believe the homeowner might have opened the door from the interior of the home to the garage, and that fire just took off into the house. So, we had smoke and fire all the way up to the second floor," said Capt. Rob McDade with the Phoenix Fire Department. They searched the home and found the man with severe burns and he had inhaled a lot of smoke, McDade said. He was rushed to the hospital, where he is in critical condition.

Nine units displaced after apartment fire in Glendale

PHOTO: Crews quickly extinguished a fire burning on the third floor of a Glendale apartment complex on Olive Avenue Thursday. Firefighters said there was ammunition exploding, but no injuries were reported. Crews were able to keep the fire confined to the apartment where it started. Nine units will be displaced because of the smoke and water damage, firefighters said.
KPNX-TV NBC 12 news Phoenix

Phoenix crash seriously injures 4, including 2 kids

VIDEO: A two-car crash in Phoenix has left four people with serious injuries on Thursday. It happened after 7 p.m. at 35th Avenue and Camelback Road. Two of the four hurt are children, and firefighters say they are roughly 8 years old. They were taken to Phoenix Children's Hospital. The other two are women and were hospitalized as well. The intersection is closed. Drivers should use 27th Avenue and Indian School Road as alternates until the roadway is reopened. An investigation is underway.

Smoke alarm triggers evacuation at Best Western in Douglas

Guests staying at the Best Western Inn and Suites on Seventh Street were forced out of their rooms Thursday night after the activation of a smoke alarm led to a response from the Douglas Fire Department. According to Douglas Fire Department spokesman Lt. Matt King at 9:21 p.m. the DFD received a call for a possible smoke alarm activation and responded to the scene with an engine, its ladder truck, and an ambulance. “The initial crew on scene saw what appeared to be smoke coming from some hallway windows,” Lt. King said. “Fire crews entered the building and proceeded to evacuate (everyone) and search for any possible fire. After about an hour it was determined that there was no threat to the public and the employees and clients were let back into the hotel.”
Douglas Daily Dispatch

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Emergency crews arrive at flooded area near Anthem after water rescue call

VIDEO: Emergency crews are at a flooded area in Anthem where a pickup truck is trapped Wednesday night. Daisy Mountain firefighters were on the scene in the area of near 27th Avenue and Joy Ride Road. They said three people were trapped in the truck, but bystanders saw them get out and onto dry land. The fire crews is currently trying to confirm this information. The ages and genders of three people have not been released. Arizona's Family News Chopper was over the scene and saw silver, four-door pickup truck stuck in a flooded road. It looks like the truck was just below the main crossing for that area. It's unclear how the driver got stuck.

Puppy rescued from storm pipe by Mesa firefighters

A baby puppy has a new home after being rescued from a storm pipe at a Mesa park Thursday morning. A woman walking by heard sounds coming from the storm pipe and called the Mesa Fire and Medical Department. Crews responded and found a baby puppy had made his way inside, according to a tweet from Mesa Fire and Medical. Firefighters were able to rescue the puppy and the woman took him and his three siblings home. No rescue is too small for Mesa Fire and Medical!

Four displaced in East Side Tucson house fire

Everyone is safe after an East Side Tucson home caught fire Wednesday afternoon. The 911 call came in to fire crews at 4:17 p.m. reporting a fire and popping sounds at a home in the 7200 block of E 19th St. Crews reported seeing smoke on the way to the scene. When they arrived five minutes later they found two men and two women outside the home. They were able to enter the house and knock down the flames within nine minutes of arriving. Nine units and 23 firefighters responded to the home. No one was injured but the Red Cross is assisting the people who lived there with temporary shelter.
KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson

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