On July 5th at 2:35 AM, Pinion Pine Chief 111, Engine 1111, Water Tender 1128R were dispatched to mile marker 91 on interstate 40 for a vehicle collision sparking a fire involving two semi's, one of which was carrying a hazardous materials load of marine sanitizer. Crews arrived on scene to find one tractor trailer fully involved and the trailer of the hazardous load involved. The hazardous load was quickly knocked down and cooled while efforts were made on the second tractor trailer. Crews remained on scene for approximately 6 hours for further overhaul. One patient was transported by ground to Kingman Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. Westbound traffic was closed and diverted in Seligman, Az using alternate Route 66 for six hours. No other injuries or vehicles were involved.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Busy 4th For Firefighters, But Not With Fireworks
On July 4th at 1:22 PM, Pinion Pine Engine 1126 was dispatched for a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 40 at the 89 mile marker for a tractor trailer that overturned and left the roadway with possible extrication needed. Crews arrived on scene with AMR and began treating 1 patient, extrication was not needed. The patient was transported by ground to Kingman Regional Medical Center with life threatening injuries. Cause of the accident is unknown, and no other vehicles were involved. Westbound traffic was stopped for about an hour while the roadway was being cleaned up.