Yuma Fire Department Press Releases
On Tuesday July 18, 2017, shortly before 10:00 am, a fire was reported in the 2800 block of West 29th Street. Arriving Yuma Fire Department personnel found light smoke coming from the eaves of the residence at 2847 W 29th Street. Firefighters located the fire in the master bathroom inside the home. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished.
Fire investigators determined the fire to be accidental, and that it originated in the master bathroom’s ceiling exhaust fan. Firefighters confirmed that the fire had only spread to an adjacent bathroom through the attic space. A domestic water line melted in the attic during the fire, and suppressed the fire long enough for firefighters to arrive, and limit fire damage.
The occupant was not home at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries reported. The home did have working smoke alarms. Because of damage to electrical lines in the ceiling however, the home was not able to be reoccupied until repairs are done. The American Red Cross was called to assist the resident of the home.
Fortunately this fire was discovered early, allowing for quick containment by the first arriving units. Fires in bathroom exhaust fans are a common cause of residential fires here in Yuma. Please ensure your bathroom exhaust fans are cleaned frequently to avoid lint buildup, and always remember to turn the switch off when you leave the bathroom!READ MORE
On Sunday July 9, 2017, just after 5:00 pm, smoke was reported coming from a home in the 1500 block of South 8th Avenue. Yuma Fire Department personnel arrived to find a fire inside 1505 South 8th Avenue. There was an early report there might be a person inside with physical disabilities. Firefighters entered the home to search for anyone still inside. No one was found to be home and fires burning in a bedroom and living room were quickly extinguished.READ MORE