Yuma Fire Department Press Releases


May
27
2016
Emergency Medical Services Week

Sunday May 15, 2016 through Saturday May 21, 2016, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 287 emergency calls for service.

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May
27
2016

Sunday May 8, 2016 through Saturday May 14, 2016, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 253 emergency calls for service.

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May
13
2016

From Sunday May 1, 2016 through Saturday May 7, 2016, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 243 emergency calls for service.

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May
11
2016
4th Ave Fire Outside of Home

On Wednesday May 11, 2016, just after 11:00 am, a residential fire was reported in the 500 block of South 4th Avenue. Arriving Yuma Fire Department personnel found the fire to be on the outside wall of a house at 545 South 4th Avenue. A resident had knocked down the flames by spraying the exterior with a garden hose.

Firefighters completed the extinguishment and checked to confirm the fire didn’t spread farther into the walls or ceiling. Firefighters also used fans to clear smoke out of the home. Damage was limited to the one section of the wall where the fire originated. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Northbound traffic on 4th Avenue was restricted to one lane while fire department vehicles were on the scene.

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