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Bill's Newscast: "Only the Brave"

25 September 2017  

The premiere of “Only the Brave” comes out October 10 in Tempe.

Chino Valley mobile home fire

No injuries, but plenty of damage to a Chino Valley mobile home. Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority crews responded to the fire after 7 Thursday night. There was smoke and flames coming from the Palo Verde Drive home. An adult and 3 children had gotten out safely, but 2 cats had died. According to Fire Marshal Rick Chase, crews put out the fire, which caused smoke damage throughout the home. Firefighters stayed to clean up debris. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

New Traffic Committee for City of Prescott?

The City of Prescott could be getting a traffic committee once again. City Manager Michael Lamar says in the past, the City had a Transportation Coordinating Committee that gave recommendations on various traffic items to Council. In 1992, there was no professional staff and that role was filled by volunteers. The Committee was discontinued once a professional traffic engineering staff was hired in 2011. It has been requested Council look at reforming the Traffic Committee. Council will discuss this item during its study session at 1 tomorrow afternoon at City Hall on South Cortez Street.

CYFD and CAFMA meet today in PV

The Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority and Central Yavapai Fire District Boards meet in their new location for the first time today. Earlier this month, the Authority’s Administrative and Fire Prevention Divisions moved to new offices on Eastridge Drive in Prescott Valley. The offices are located on Highway 69 between Truwood and Navajo Drives. The fire station on Yavapai Road will remain fully staffed. The Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority Board meets at 4 this afternoon to discuss providing input for Chief Scott Freitag’s evaluation. The Board could make a decision on the evaluation during its meeting that follows at 4:30. The District Board meets at 5:30 to also discuss the evaluation as well as a Medical Authority update.

Only the Brave

The upcoming movie about the fallen Granite Mountain Hot Shots could be hard for some people to watch. “Only the Brave,” starring Josh Brolin and Miles Teller, tells the heroic story of the 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots who were killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30th, 2013. Prescott Fire Chief Dennis Light says he’s optimistic this will be an accurate portrayal, and he’s reminding everyone this is not a documentary. Light hopes some of the money made from this movie goes back to the families of the Hot Shots.

The Prescott Fire Department gave technical advice to the movie’s producers. “Only the Brave” opens in Tempe on October 10th and nationwide on the 20th.

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

Hear Bill Monroe on Northern Arizona's Source for News, Talk and Sports, KQNA 1130 AM, 99.9 FM .