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Friday, December 2, 2022

Scottsdale: Woman dies after becoming ’overwhelmed by smoke or fire’ in Rio Verde Foothills trailer fire

VIDEO: A woman and several birds are dead after an early morning trailer fire in Rio Verde Foothills on Friday, the Rural Metro Fire Department said. Firefighters arrived at the scene north of Scottsdale to find two trailers and a car on fire, the department said. Officials were previously told by the 911 caller that the trailer was believed to be occupied. Crews took a defensive position against the fire and protect nearby livestock and other vehicles when they saw the fire start to extend to a small building nearby, firefighters said. The fire was reportedly being fed by propane tanks on the trailers. Firefighters found the body of the woman after they established fire control. "Initial observations indicate the occupant may have barely exited the trailer before being overwhelmed by smoke or fire," the department said.

3 displaced after fire burns Phoenix apartment

VIDEO: Three people were displaced after a fire broke out an apartment complex in Phoenix near 16th Street and Bethany Home Road on Dec. 1. Firefighters responded to the scene and found smoke coming from one of the apartments. Crews were able to prevent the flames from spreading. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is unknown.
KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix

Cochise County reports 1st child flu death

Cochise County reported its first child influenza (flu) death Friday, making the second child death in Arizona this season. Last month, Pinal County reported the season's first child influenza death in Arizona. “This heartbreaking news is a reminder that flu illness is more dangerous than the common cold for children,” Cochise County Health and Social Services said. “Every flu season, thousands of children younger than five are hospitalized from flu complications.” Health officials encourage parents to consult their children’s doctors if your “child is 5 years or older and does not have a long-term health problem and gets flu symptoms, including a fever and/or cough.”
KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson

Thursday, December 1, 2022

’We don’t have anywhere to live’: Fire destroys Maricopa County home for a second time

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Valley family has been forced to start all over again, for the second time, after a house fire destroyed everything they own. Andrea Dimao, her two children, both of her parents, and their pets had been renting a home near Greenway Road and Bullard Avenue when a fire broke out in their attic Tuesday night. “I got a phone call that I needed to come home because my daughter came home, and smoke was billowing out of the roof,” Dimao told 12News on Wednesday. When Dimao arrived at her home, fire trucks were already on the scene. Surprise Fire-Medical Department responded around 10 p.m. “I pull up… and my dad is in his wheelchair, and my mom just got over breast cancer, and [we were] just watching our lives burn and not crying,” she said. Dimao’s son, Dominic, and both of her parents were home when the fire started.

Batchelor’s Pad BBQ honoring local Arizona first responders

It was a week after Thanksgiving last year when a grease fire started in the kitchen of Batchelor’s Pad BBQ. “We ended up outside watching the thing go up in flames,” Erik Batchelor said, part-owner of the restaurant, who watched in dismay as flames traveled through the hood system onto the roof of the building. Thankfully, a firetruck was on site within minutes and put out the fire quickly. “It was a day that could have been very bad,” Erik said. “Just the fact that they didn’t treat us like we were idiots and just treated us with respect and said, ‘Hey, stuff happens.’” To commemorate their charring experience, this Friday, Dec. 2, Eric and his wife, Mary, are planning to thank firefighters by bringing the local fire stations their authentic Batchelor’s pad BBQ on the house. “We just wanted to be able to honor them and thank them for all the work they do,” Erik said.
The Fountain Hills Times - Metered Site

Tucson Fire Department hands supply bags to homeless individuals

PHOTOS: Tucson Fire Department (TFD) handed out supply bags to homeless individuals, as the Tucson Collaborative Community Care (TC-3) helps provide resources. On the morning of Nov. 29, TC-3 went to Ward 5 to help distribute these bags to people. "As our temperatures drop, living outside becomes that much more challenging," says TFD.
KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson

Prescribed Fire Planned on Chino Valley Ranger District – Prescott National Forest

Fire Managers on the Chino Valley Ranger District plan to treat 450 acres of grass and range lands north of Williamson Valley (T18N, R5W, Sec 23) with prescribed fire. Ignitions on the Sinks RX began on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, pending favorable weather conditions. This project is part of the Chino Landscape Restoration where fire crews plan to treat a large surface area with broadcast burning, improving wildlife habitat and the resiliency of forest ecosystems. Smoke production will be highly visible from multiple locations including Chino Valley, Paulden, Williamson Valley, Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Dewey-Humboldt but should be short in duration. Monday, fire crews completed ignitions with debris pile burning south of Lynx Lake on the Bradshaw Ranger District accomplishing 375 acres over the last couple of weeks.
Prescott eNews

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