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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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GVFD Wildfire expert keeps busy in Oregon

Although the wildfire season has slowed considerably in Arizona, a Green Valley Fire District member is still running from fire to fire elsewhere. LT Pratt left Aug. 25 to help out on multiple fires in the Detroit, Oregon area.         Pratt the community outreach coordinator for GVFD, is on an elite team…

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Truck leaves road, winds up in GV ravine

A 66-year-old Tucson man escaped with only minor injuries despite going off the road this morning and ending up 100 feet down a ravine. Green Valley Fire District Operations Chief Joey Kosiorowski said someone knocked on the door at Station 152 on Camino Encanto just before 10 a.m. to say a truck had just gone…

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Sheds, contents lost in Sahuarita fire

GVFD Firefighters respond to a resident in the 18000 block of South Frontage Road in Sahuarita. The fire caused the owners the  lost of two sheds and their contents in a fire Friday morning.           More than a dozen Green Valley Fire District firefighters were summoned to the fire at 10:37…

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Lightning strikes home in Sahuarita

Lightning struck a home in Madera Highlands on Wednesday as a storm swept through, causing an estimated $50,000 to $75,000 in damage. Green Valley Fire District was called to the house in the 1000 block of Stronghold Canyon in Sahuarita at 3 p.m. and quickly put out the fire. Lightning struck the rear porch and…

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Saying Thanks

Candace Egger, center, who lives in Cochise County, stopped by Green Valley Fire District headquarters last week to drop off a plaque and thank firefighters for their work on the Lizard Fire in June.  The lightning sparked fire burned more than 15,000 acres near Dragoon.  Egger and other in the community painted four-inch ceramic tiles…

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Two-vehicle crash slowing I-19 traffic south of GV

The Green Valley Fire District responded to kilometer post 53, the on ramp from the Canoa Ranch exit, shortly after 2:30 p.m.             One person was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and two others declined medical treatment.

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