Thursday, February 2, 2012

Crews Respond To First Vegitation Fire For 2012

On February 2, 2012 at 12:57 Am, Engine 526 and Chief 501 received an alarm for a vegetation fire on Interstate 40 near the 97 mile marker in neighboring Yavapai County. Units arrived on scene to find a tenth of an acre fire smoldering in light grass, with low spread. Engine 526 took action on the fire and extinguished it within a few minutes. The fire was started from a passing vehicle hauling a boat that had lost a tire. The occupants in the vehicle were unharmed during the incident. This marks the first vegetation fire for 2012 and even with decent snowfall in the area and low temperatures, the fuels are still dry and pose a threat to ignition, even during the winter. STAY FIREWISE

Article Submitted by Engineer/EMT Ron Hood

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