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Oct
11
2017
Main st House Fire

On Tuesday October 10th, just before 10:00 pm, a fire was reported in the 300 block of Main Street. Arriving Yuma Fire Department personnel found the fire to actually be in the 400 block, with heavy smoke and flames coming from a two story residence at 441 South Main Street. Both stories were on fire with flames coming through the roof of the building. Firefighters worked to contain and extinguish the fire, with fire crews remaining on the scene through the night on “Fire Watch” dealing with hot spots and flare-ups.

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Oct
10
2017
Oct. 12 is Imagine a Day Without Water day.

The City of Yuma is joining a nationwide effort to raise awareness about the crucial need for investment in water infrastructure, here and across the nation.

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Oct
10
2017
Gila Vista CPR Classes

The Yuma Fire Department began training area citizens in Compression Only CPR (COCPR) in early 2009. In September we passed the 10,000th person trained in this critical treatment for cardiac arrest. Although we could not specify a particular person being the 10,000th student, we do know it took place on September 15th during classes at Gila Vista Jr. High School. Nearly 300 Gila Vista students took part in the 6 classes given that day during the Physical Education periods. YFD appreciates Gila Vista allowing us the opportunity to pass on this lifesaving information!

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Oct
10
2017
Apartment Fire

On Monday October 9, 2017, just before 10:00 pm, a fire was reported in an apartment at 1700 South Crowder Avenue. Arriving Yuma Fire Department personnel found smoke and flames coming from apartment #3. The occupants had safely evacuated and apartments on either side of where the fire was burning were also evacuated. The fire originated in the laundry area wall, spreading to the attic and flames were showing through the roof. Firefighters quickly contained and extinguished the fire.

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