Smoke Alarms save lives
A reminder that smoke alarms save lives. A Sedona resident woke up early last week to the sound of his smoke alarm going off. He found that the RV in the garage was on fire. He was able to pull the RV out of the garage and Sedona firefighters put out the fire and removed smoke from the structure. According to Fire Marshal John Davis, the smoke alarms did their job. They alerted the residents of the home before the fire could even activate the sprinkler system. Davis adds due to this early warning, the home’s occupants are safe. The cause of the fire has been traced to the RV’s refrigeration unit. Damage is estimated at 4 thousand dollars and there were no injuries.
School threat turns out to be false alarm
A Mingus Union High School student allegedly threatened to shoot up the school, but fortunately it turned out to be false. Last Saturday, Cottonwood Police received an anonymous report that the incident would occur when school resumed Tuesday after the Labor Day holiday. Officers identified the student and interviewed the parent. According to Cottonwood Police Sergeant Monica Kuhlt, it appears it was just a rumor that was primarily spread through Snapchat. While it turned out this way, police appreciate the citizen who called them so they could investigate. Kuhlt adds we live in a day and age where threats like this can’t be taken lightly or dismissed without an investigation.