2:13 a.m. Central Arizona Fire crews responded to a possible structure fire in the 5,000 block of Ranger Rd. in Prescott Valley. When crews arrived on the scene there was no smoke or fire showing. Upon the 360 degree walk around of the residence they found that a portion of the back porch had caught fire. Residents extinguished it with a garden hose prior to fire department arrival. Crews used a thermal imager camera to check for further fire extension to the residence and surrounding area. The fire was contained to the back porch and fire personnel assisted with ensuring the fire was fully extinguished.
12:17 p.m. Central Arizona Fire responded to a possible structure fire at Circle K on Prescott East Highway and Hwy 69 in Prescott Valley. No smoke or fire was showing when crews arrived on the scene. A thermal imaging camera was used to search for heat and fire. A refrigerator condenser in one of the coolers had high heat coming from it. The power was disconnected from it and the store was ventilated to remove the burning smell.
12:25 p.m. Central Arizona Fire responded to a grass fire in the 4,000 block of Ranger Rd. in Prescott Valley. Crews arrived on the scene and found a fire in grasses that had also started a wood fence on fire. Neighboring properties were threatened from this fire but crews were able to contain it before further damage was sustained. The fire had started from a patio umbrella that had blown into the power lines from a gust of wind. APS was also on the scene.
1:10 p.m. Prescott Fire Dept and Central Az Fire responded to a vehicle fire in the 4,000 block of Ponderosa Park Rd. in Prescott. Crews arrived on the scene found a fully involved van fire. They extinguished the fire and ensured all hot spots were out. A travel trailer that was close by received some heat and fire damage. Firefighters prevented the fire from moving into brush and vegetation.
Rick Chase, Fire Marshal
Central Arizona Fire and Medical
Photos by Prescott Battalion Chief Ralph Lucas