Yuma Fire Department Press Releases
On Monday, June 20, 2016 at about 3:45 pm, the Yuma Fire Department received a mutual aid request from the Calexico, CA Fire Department. The request was for assistance with a large fire at a recycling plant and strip mall located in the 700 block of Cesar Chavez Boulevard in their city. YFD Engine 1 with three personnel responded along with a Battalion Chief.
YFD personnel were used for fire suppression operations at the strip mall. Once the fire was extinguished at this location, YFD personnel were released to return to Yuma. They arrived safely back to their station at about 10:30 pm.
On Thursday June 9, 2016, just after 11:30 pm, a fire was reported at a commercial building in the 2000 block of South 4th Avenue. Arriving Yuma Fire Department personnel found flames coming from the roof and doors of a large building located at 2098 South 4th Avenue. Firefighters worked to contain the fire and prevent the spread of fire to other nearby businesses (Sound Depot occupies the same lot) and homes.READ MORE