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When it rains, it pours – and in Tucson’s case it floods. On Sept. 8, the city received a downpour of rain from the post-tropical cyclone, Norbert.
A disabled 12-year-old boy, identified as Patrick Mathews passed away yesterday following a residential fire near N. Oldfather Road, and W. Cortaro Farms Road.
On August 13, 2014, at approximately 12:55 AM, Deputies with the Foothills Patrol District responded to a reported shooting in the 5100 block of North Shannon Road. Upon arrival, they found a 26-year-old male, later identified as Peter Koepnick, with a gunshot wound to his head and face. The Northwest Fire Department provided initial treatment for Mr. Koepnick at the scene. He was then transported to the University of Arizona Medical Center where he remains in serious condition.
If you are a Marana resident or work or own a business in the town and have an interest in how policing gets done within the town limits, then you might consider signing up for the Marana Police Department’s (MPD) Citizens Police Academy.
Northwest Fire crews were called to the 3800 block of West Massingale Road just before 8:00 pm after a 12 year-old boy reported to his Grandmother that he had set the back porch on fire. The child had obtained access to a lighter, wood sticks and a gasoline can and then started the fire.
Northwest Fire District units responded to the area of Grier Road and Galleno Ave, near Marana and Interstate 10, just after 6:00pm Friday night after a motorcyclist lost control of his bike and crashed into a tree. Another rider on a separate motorcycle called 9-1-1 to report the incident. The motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the accident.
Northwest Fire District crews were dispatched to a reported building collapse at 3912 W. Ina Road shortly after 2:00pm on Monday. The shopping center (Embassy Plaza Shopping Center)) is a strip mall style shopping center that has two main buildings. The buildings are connected by the breezeway where the incident occurred. A full alarm was dispatched to the scene including specialized building collapse equipment on board the technical rescue truck. When the first engine arrived within 4 minutes they were able to quickly determine that drywall had collapsed from the breezeway roof area but that no structural damage or collapse had occurred.
Chief Deputy Chris Nanos advises on July 2, 2014, Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives were in the desert area on Phillips Road west of Sierrita Mountain Road conducting follow-up on a missing person. During their investigation, they located a deceased male in an abandoned well approximately twenty five feet down.
No injuries were reported following a fire in the town of Oracle that burned through 3.96 acres on June 12.
Record-breaking heat waves swept through Tucson last week with temperatures as high as 111 degrees.
Northwest fire units responded to Tangerine Road and Dove Mountain Blvd. just after 9 a.m. this morning in response to a dump truck accident.
Golder Ranch Fire Department and Northwest Fire were both dispatched to a full alarm gas leak at Tangerine and La Cholla roads at 8:17 a.m.
More help has arrived to help tend to a fire in Oak Creek Canyon in Northern Arizona, which has already burned through at least 1,000 acres, according to fire officials.
Northwest Fire District is currently responding to three separate traffic accidents in the northwest side of Tucson, according to department spokesperson Adam Goldberg.
Northwest firefighters responded to the 5400 block of North Camino De La Tierra just before 11 a.m. after receiving numerous 9-1-1 calls about some type of fire. Callers were unsure of what was burning as most callers were unable to see the actual building from the roadway in which they were traveling on when they called 9-1-1.
At the midpoint of the year - on July 1 - the Mountain Vista Fire District will become what it calls “fully operational” by adding 33 firefighters to its full time staff.
Around 6:16 p.m., Pima County Sheriff deputies responded to the report of a vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of North Shannon Road and West Curtis Road. When deputies arrived, they learned an 8-year-old boy had been hit by a vehicle while riding his bike and suspect had fled the scene.
With one less spark, there is one less fire. And with one less fire - property, homes, community members, and wildland firefighters will be safer.
Mountain Vista Fire District has hired two new Administrative battalion chiefs.
Northwest Fire District crews responded to the Casas Adobes Apartment complex located at 6200 N. Oracle Rd just before 1:00pm after a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor.