Friday, April 18th, 2014

Yuma FD Kept Busy With String Of Fires

Yuma-Fire-DepartmentThe Yuma Fire Department responded to three different fires this past weekend.  Officials say on Saturday night they responded to a home at 320 South Seventh Avenue.  A fire in the stove area of the kitchen was discovered and extinguished.  The fire was confined to the area where it started.  There were no injuries and the occupants were not displaced.  A fire investigator determined that this fire was intentionally set.

On Sunday afternoon officials responded to the 2400 block of South Avenue A due to an alarm sounding and the smell of smoke at Yuma Regional Medical Center.  Arriving firefighters found there had been a fire in an office on the second floor of pediatrics that had been contained and extinguished by the building’s automatic fire sprinkler system. A fire investigator determined that the cause of this fire was an overheated fan that ignited papers nearby.

On Monday morning a vehicle fire was reported.  Arriving firefighters found a pickup truck on fire endangering a residence at 2244 West 18th Street.  The fire was quickly extinguished without extending into the garage of the home.  There were no injuries. The cause of this fire is under investigation.

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