VIDEO: A Phoenix firefighter is in the hospital recovering after a beam fell on top of him while he and his crew were battling a house fire Saturday night.
According to Phoenix Fire Department officials, crews responded to a house fire near 7th Street and Greenway Road after receiving calls of heavy smoke in the area. Firefighters arrived and saw smoke and flames coming from the attic of a large home.
While crews made an aggressive interior attack and conducted search and rescue for anyone possibly inside, a portion of the ceiling gave way, and a beam fell on top of a firefighter inside. The firefighter was quickly rescued by his crew and brought outside of the home and taken to a nearby hospital. Officials said the firefighter was in stable condition and speaking with doctors at the hospital.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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VIDEO: A feed store caught fire in Cave Creek early Monday morning, sparking evacuations at a nearby apartment complex. It's happening at the Black Mountain Feed and Tack on Cave Creek Road west of School House Road (north of the Cave Creek Museum). The call went out at about 3:30 a.m. "When we arrived, we did find a fully involved structure, including the hay bales underneath the canopy out there," Shawn Gilleland of the Rural Metro Fire Department explained.
The store stocks hay, which is what's fueling the fire. Gilleland said spontaneous combustion can happen with hay bales and mulch piles. "It is common that we have stuff like this," he said. He also said that it's too early to know if that's what happened.
Rural Metro called in crews from Phoenix and Scottsdale to assist.
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When he was a firefighter, Tim Maloney was saddened to respond to child drownings and he knew he wanted to do something to try to prevent these tragedies.
That’s why he and his wife, Gina, started their company, Arizona Pool Fence, 20 years ago. Maloney retired as a firefighter for Phoenix Fire Department, where he had worked for more than 20 years and decided to start the business and educate people about drowning prevention.
“If I can educate and do something to provide some type of protection for kids, I’m going to do it,” he said.
Arizona Pool Fence, based at 1513 W. Hatcher Road, sells mesh, glass and wrought iron pool fences, as well as mesh pool safety covers and pool safety nets. The business also sells pet fences designed to keep furry friends from wandering into the pool. With children and teens on summer break from school and likely staying home more because of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is even more important to boost safety around pools.
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PHOTOS: Susie Hagstrom was hot, tired and frustrated.
It had been nearly 24 hours since she'd slept, and nearly 24 hours since she and her family were forced to evacuate their home in the path of the fast-moving Ocotillo Fire in Cave Creek. She had no idea whether it was still standing.
“I’d just like to know if our home is still there,” she said. “I’m frustrated and not sure what to do.”
As temperatures soared into the triple digits, Hagstrom, her husband and her daughter had come to the Red Cross emergency evacuation center set up in the gym at Cactus Shadows High School, about five miles south of where firefighters were battling the wildland blaze that broke out just after midnight Saturday.
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PHOTOS: Eight people were arrested Saturday night during the second night of protests in Tucson, including one person accused of aggravated assault after police say he threw rocks at an officer, officials said Sunday.
About 400 protesters gathered Saturday night, and at times some of them confronted about 200 officers, throwing rocks and bottles. A firefighter on Saturday also was struck in the face by a rock. Protests around downtown started Friday night, and Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus said the department was braced for another one Sunday night, despite a statewide curfew Gov. Doug Ducey issued in the afternoon.
Protests sprang up in Tucson and in dozens of cities across the country after the death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man who died during an arrest last week in Minneapolis.
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PHOTO: Fire crews are currently battling a large brush fire in the Superstition Mountains.
Tonto National Forest officials say the Sawtooth Fire is currently 3,500 acres and is 5 percent contained.
Officials say 105 firefighters and overhead support responded to the lightning caused fire.
"While this fire is in the same area as last year’s Woodbury Fire, it is too early to determine its future size and intensity," said Mesa District Ranger Matthew Lane.
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