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Structural Fire response today…

High Country Fire-Rescue (HCFR) responded to a private residence structural fire today in Valle, Arizona, our northern most response area.  The call originated via a citizen calling 911 with HCFR toned out at approximately 11:15 a.m.  Our department responded with five firefighters, command vehicle, two engines and one water tender.  Additionally responding were two firefighters and one engine from Junipine Fire District, and three firefighters and one engine from Tusayan Fire District.

A Coconino County Sheriff Deputy (CCSO) was first on-scene and determined property owner was not present.  Upon HCFR’s arrival a section of the fire had already spread to the attic with the roof self vented and the structure  three-fourths involved.  At such time, it was determined to be unsafe for any firefighter entrance inside the structure.  Therefore, all personnel took a defensive attack to control the fire to eliminate it spreading to other structures on the property or the ground cover adjacent to the involved structure.  The main house structure was a total loss.

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Cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.  The CCSO Deputy contract the property owner to inform them of the fire and resulting damage.  There were no injuries of personnel during this response.  All units were clear of the scene at approximately 4:30 p.m.

High Country would like to thank the Coconino County Sheriff Deputy, Junipine Fire District and Tusayan Fire District personnel and apparatus during this response, and Sherwood Forest Fire District for being on stand-by to respond as needed.

Photo credits:  Chief R. Trotter

 

Storm photos….

Below are a few photos of our current winter snow storm (taken early this morning).
Photo Credits:  Chief R. Trotter

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Rural Residential area

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Rural side roads may be hazardous due to ice and snow.  Use caution on these side roads as they may not be plowed, especially those privately maintained.

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Above two are Hwy 64 near and traveling south from the 76 Station.  Although plowed, there may be ice present along with possible new snow as this storm system moves through the area.

Also be aware of the possible changing conditions on I-40 and within the city limits of Williams.

Slow down.  Use great care on the roadways.  Delay travel plans, if possible, until this storm is completely clear of our area.

Year 2015 Response Stats for HCFR

How you can support our department this holiday season…

smileBlackFridayAs you prepare your Amazon online shopping lists for the upcoming holiday season, we ask that you keep our non-profit department in mind.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the busiest shopping days of the year. This is a great opportunity to increase High Country Fire-Rescue’s AmazonSmile donations by reminding you to shop at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-3019629

If you have any questions, please sign in to http://smile.amazon.com and click on the Help tab.

Thank you for your participation in the AmazonSmile program in support of our department!

Cooperative Training Photos…

Thanks to Sherwood Forest Fire District for a successful and informative training session Sunday, October 18, 2015.  Below are a few photos taken during the day.

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Thank you also to all the volunteers attending this worthwhile training.  We look forward to future cooperative training events.