At approximately 12:42 p.m. on January 9, 2024, units from the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) were dispatched to a reported possible structure fire at the Church of Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Pronghorn Ranch Parkway in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
Upon arrival, fire crews identified smoke coming from the Church’s electrical room, swiftly attributed to an electrical arc triggered by water that had penetrated the electrical box via a ruptured frozen sprinkler pipe. Fire crews immediately shut off the sprinkler system and cut off electrical power to the building.
Fortunately, a rapid response and intervention effectively minimized water damage to the property and the situation did not escalate further. Firefighters went the extra mile by staying to remove water from the Church’s electrical room and the adjacent classroom.
There were no reported injuries to civilians or emergency personnel.
The Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) provides emergency services and all hazards response for 369 square miles of Yavapai County, Arizona, including the towns of Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, areas of Paulden, and outlying areas of Prescott.