A bathroom in an apartment unit caught on fire due to a bag of dirty clothes soiled with cooking grease and oil early Tuesday morning.
The Yuma Fire Department (YFD) received the apartment fire report shortly before 1 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28.
Firefighters found the fire in the bathroom of an apartment unit at First Avenue Apartments said YFD.
The fire was quickly extinguished and was contained to the unit it began in mentioned YFD.
The occupant was not home when the fire happened.
YFD says the apartment unit sustained heavy fire damage and was not able to be reoccupied.
Since the power to the apartment had to be secured, the neighboring apartment was not able to be reoccupied either said YFD.
The American Red Cross assisted the displaced occupants.
KYMA-TV NBC 11 Yuma
Summit Fire and Medical District will close one eastside firehouse this year, and they’re asking the public to help them decide which one to keep.
There are three stations on the east side of the Summit Fire and Medical District: Station 31, on Cosnino Road; Station 32, on Koch Field Road; and Station 33, on Firehouse Lane near the Summit Fire District Maintenance building and Highway 89.
While there are three fire stations, right now there are only two Summit Fire engine companies operating on the east side. Due to budgetary constraints, in 2021, the Summit Fire Board dissolved one engine crew worth of personnel.
One of the two remaining crews has manned Station 31. Since October, the other crew has rotated between the Koch Field Road station and the firehouse near Highway 89.
Arizona Daily Sun - Metered Site
A Phoenix man who died in 2021 at an Avondale truck wash after attempting to save a coworker who passed out inside a tanker trailer containing chemicals has been posthumously given a medal.
Roberto Longoria, 42, passed away on Aug. 29, 2021, after he was exposed to hydrogen sulfide gas during a workplace incident at Danny’s Truck Wash, located near 99th Avenue and McDowell Road.
Another employee, Jose Perez, reportedly got inside the tanker trailer first to fix a drainage issue. After Longoria noticed Perez was unconscious, he grabbed a respirator, told the driver to call 911, and entered the trailer.
Longoria soon fell unconscious too and both men had to be removed from the trailer by firefighters. Neither of them survived.
The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission has recently selected Longoria as one of the 15 civilians who will receive the organization's hero medal.
KPNX-TV NBC 12 Mesa
VIDEO: Wildland firefighters are preparing for what some experts believe will be a bad wildfire season after recent rains created an abundance of fuel. “It definitely turns out to be a long-tiring summer,” said Terry House, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management Captain. “This is the start of expected fire activity statewide.”
Firefighters from different departments and across the state are training for what’s ahead, including imagining a dire situation with crews entering a fire shelter, the last resort for safety on the front lines. They also game-planned around a sand table, a tool to strategize against the flames. In addition, the firefighters brushed up on their skills in pumping water from a body of water instead of a hydrant.
KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson