Monday, October 31, 2011

BLM Prescribed Burn Info

Monday, October 31, 2011 - The Bureau of Land Management will be conducting a prescribed burn 15 miles NW of Wikieup, Az in the Haulapai Mountains. The goal is to burn 3,500 acres throughout the next few days in an effort to minimize the potential for a large uncontrollable fire during times of unfavorable conditions. Smoke may be visible from the Kingman area and many motorist traveling on Highway 93 south may also see it. There may be smoke impacts through the Highway 93 area in the evenings and early morning but should ventilate around 10 AM, should this occur. In the event that smoke does impact motorist on the roadways, remember to reduce your speed and travel with your headlights on.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Units Respond to Tractor Trailer Fire

On October 28, 2011 at 9:30 AM, E523 (District 2) and E511 (District 1) were dispatched to Interstate 40 near the 66 mile marker westbound for a tractor trailer fire. Units arrived on scene to a fully involved semi trailer and secondary brush fire. Both engines pulled CAFS attack lines and stopped the forward progress of both the trailer and the brush, containing the fire to the trailer only and .10 of an acre brush fire. The number 3 lane was closed for approximately 4 hours while the scene was cleaned up. The trailer and its contents, which consisted of chicken, were a complete loss. The driver of the vehicle was unharmed in the incident.

Article and Photo Submitted by Firefighter Ron Hood

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Rainy Day Vehicle Fire

On October 4th, 2011 at 3:41 p.m., Pinion Pine E511 was dispatched to Highway 93, mile marker 101 for a passenger vehicle fire. Arriving unit found a fully involved passenger pickup truck in the north bound lanes. Crew made a quick knockdown on the fire, unfortunatly the vehicle was a total loss. No brush was involved due to the copious amount of rain recieved in the area. Crew was on scene for aproximately one hour with traffic reduced to one lane.

Article and Photos Submitted by Firefighter Ron Hood

Units Respond To Fatality On Interstate 40

On October 4, 2011 at 2:47 p.m., Pinion Pine units were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover with ejections on Interstate 40 near mile marker 79 eastbound. Arriving units found one vehicle with one patient that had been partially ejected during the rollover and was deceased upon their arrival. The accident was blocking both eastbound lanes and closed Interstate 40 for one hour.

Article Submitted by Firefighter Ron Hood
Photo Submitted by Firefighter Stephan Little

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Morning Accident Sends One To Kingman Regional

On Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 10:50 A.M., E523 was dispatched to Highway 93, mile marker 95 for a single vehicle rollover. Unit arrived on scene and found one patient self extricated with minor injuries. Crews administered care until AMR's arrival. Patient was transported to Kingman Regional with minor injuries.

Article Submitted by Firefighter Ron Hood
Photo Submitted by Firefighter Stephan Little