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The Green Valley Fire District welcomed eight new members March 30, From left, Heather Thomas, Edgar Sawada, Brittany McKinney, Courtney Lopez, Fred Contreras, Hannah Chester, Kyle Blecker and Corey Schatz.

Parking Lot Fire

A 2007 Honda CRV went up in flames Friday evening in the parking lot in front of Ross Dress for Less at 18705 S. I-19 Frontage Road.  The fire started in the engine compartment and was reported shortly after 8 p.m..  There were no injuries.  

Woman Injured in 2-vehicle crash

A 77-year-old Green Valley woman was taken to Green Valley Hospital with minor injuries around 8:30 a.m. Thursday following a crash at crash at South Abrego Drive and East Los Arcos. The Driver of the other car, a man in his 70s wasn’t hurt, according to a Green Valley District spokesman.  Both people were wearing…

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Hiker injured in Madera Canyon

A hiker was injured Friday in Madera Canyon after falling on the Super Trail. The woman, in her 70s, suffered shoulder and facial injuries, according to the Green Valley Fire District.  She was walked out of the canyon by firefighters from about 30 minutes up the trail at about 5:30 p.m. and was taken to…

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Brush Fire

A brush-fire burned a quarter acre Thursday at Alpha Avenue and duval Mine road.  The fire was quickly knocked down by three firefighters from the Grenn Valley Fire district.  The source has been undetermined.

GVFD academy could double number of women

Thursday was a big day at Green Valley Fire District’s Station 152. The district’s new recruits put aside their books to practice putting on their new gear. If that doesn’t sound exciting to you, imagine this — your house is on fire, and a firefighter’s ability to put on gear quickly could be the difference…

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Injured hunter aided in canyon

An injured hunter was rescued by Green Valley Fire District firefighters and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department on Friday. The hunter, whose age and hometown weren’t immediately available, fell while hiking near Madera Road and Forest Service 488 around 1 p.m., according to a GVFD news release. A friend of the hunter directed the search…

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GVFD ambulance service has transported 300 so far

More than 300 patients have been taken to area hospitals since the Green Valley Fire District got into the ambulance business late last year. The fire district and AMR reached a deal in April allowing both to provide services within the fire district, which includes Green Valley and the southern part of Sahuarita. The Arizona…

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FIRE UPDATE: Several agencies battle wildfire in Santa Ritas

Crews from several agencies are battling a small brush fire in the Santa Rita Mountains between Madera and Box canyons. The 10-acre fire, detected about 10:30 a.m. Monday, was fueled by low humidity, higher than normal temperatures, dry fuels and strong gusty winds, according to the Green Valley Fire District. No structures are threatened. The…

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It never ends: Wildfire season now runs year-round

Wildland fire season used to begin in the spring in Arizona. Not anymore. “It’s a year-round phenomenon for us now,” said Heidi Schewel, spokeswoman for the Coronado National Forest. “We’re experiencing human-caused fires every month of the year.” Low humidity, above-normal temperatures and dry fuel are making conditions ripe for more fires than normal in…

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Mmm, mmm, Good

American Legion Auxiliary Madera Post #131 held its Annual Chili Cook-off on Jan. 14, judged by Green Valley Fire District firefighters.  All proceeds benefit American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, where auxiliary members guide young women to become stewards of freedom, democracy and promote patriotic citizens.

Hit by Own Car

A 77-year-old Green Valley man was taken to Banner University Medical Center around 9:40 a.m. Thursday after the front tire of the car he was pushing rolled over him.  The man was pushing the car up a slight grade in the 3200 block of South Camino Del Sol when he lost his footing, Green Valley…

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