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Most operations normal, no layoffs as mine deals with fire

Production is temporarily suspended for one part of Freeport-McMoRan’s Sierrita Mine after a fire broke out Monday in a crusher room. Work at other Sierrita operations, including the mine, SX/EW plant and molybdenum leach and roaster plants, are unaffected, and no layoffs are contemplated, a company spokesman said Tuesday. The Green Valley Fire District and…

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Man loses control of car during medical emergency

A man who suffered a life-threatening medical emergency was taken to a hospital after losing control of his car and striking numerous poles, mailboxes and a parked car in the 1500 block of North Pacana Way in Pueblo Estates.   The incident occurred about noon Wednesday, said LT Pratt, Green Valley Fire District community outreach…

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Fire districts look at arrangements to improve costs, service

The fire chiefs and board members of the Green Valley, Tubac and Rio Rico fire districts met auditors for the first time Wednesday to discuss working together to cut costs and improve services. Working together could mean sharing services, merging, consolidating or creating a joint power authority, or JPA. A JPA allows districts to maintain…

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Woman injured in crash on Arivaca Road

According to Green Valley Fire District Battalion Chief William Rowe, the driver of the Nissan, a 49-year-old woman, sustained minor injuries and was transported to a Tucson hospital. The driver of the truck, a 62-year-old man, declined treatment. The Nissan was a total loss while the trailer sustained light damage. Several agencies responded: GVFD, Arivaca…

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2 taken to hospital after Abrego traffic mishaps

A three-vehicle chain reaction accident at North Abrego Drive and South Nogales Highway sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries shortly after noon Friday. A preliminary investigation showed  one car driving west on Nogales Highway rear-ended another car, causing it to strike a third car, pushing it in the middle of the intersection…

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Putting it out

It took three Green Valley Fire District Firefighters about 11 minutes to contain a fire that began in a trash truck in the 1600 block of Commerce Point Place, near Mark’s Body Shop, on Wednesday morning, according to GVFD Operations Chief Joey Kosiorowski.  No one was hurt in the blaze, which started around 10:45 a.m….

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Lightning sets palm tree on fire

A lightning strike Saturday set a palm tree on fire in the front yard of a Green Valley home, according to the Green Valley Fire District. Lightning struck the tree in the 200 block of West Calle Montana Jack, in the Green Valley Country Club, at 6:45 p.m.  There was no other damage and no…

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Garden Surprise

Captain Jason Moore, with the Green Valley Fire District, helps remove one of a couple rattlesnakes found Sunday morning along the trail running by the community garden in Desert Meadows Park.

Patriot Day 2017

Engineer Nathanael Dougall with the Green Valley Fire District posts the American flag as part of the honor guard at the Patriot Day ceremony in Green Valley.

GVFD gets state blessing for ambulance service

Last week, the Arizona Department of Health Services approved an Advanced and Basic Life Support Certificate of Necessity, giving the GVFD the ability to transport patients to the hospital using its own ambulances, said GVFD Chief Chuck Wunder. The fire district and AMR, formerly Southwest Ambulance, reached a deal in April allowing both of them…

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GVFD sending three more firefighters out of state

Three more Green Valley Fire District firefighters have left to help fight wildland fires out-of-state. The firefighters departed Monday morning for Eureka, Calif., where they will be battling the Orleans Complex on the Six Rivers National Forest, according to GVFD Operations Chief Joey Kosiorowski. Lightning started the fire on July 25 and, as of Monday…

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Fire strikes same Quail Creek home twice in two days

A house fire that was extinguished Monday in Quail Creek reignited Tuesday morning, destroying what remained of the home. Firefighters responded Monday to a fire that sent flames throughout the attic of the home in the 1900 block of North Laguna Oaks Drive. The owners were out of town and nobody was injured, according to…

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