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Chimney Fire

A Green Valley couple escaped injury when their chimney caught fire late Sunday. The couple called 911 around 11:20 p.m. to report that their home in the 80 block of East Camino de Diana was on fire, said L.T. Pratt, Green Valley Fire District spokesman. When firefighters arrived, they discovered a chimney fire and evidence…

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2 men injured in I-19 crashes

Two men were injured in separate crashes on Interstate 19. The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating a New Year’s Eve rollover that hospitalized a 35-year-old Green Valley man. The man was traveling north on interstate 19 around 9:10 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle near Continental Road, causing it to roll…

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A FINE MESS: He’s 96, alone and at the bottom of a ravine

Moments after Lyman “Jay” Gage left the GVR Canoa Hills Center for home Dec. 20, he found himself on the floorboard of his golf cart at the bottom of a ditch. He’d passed out behind the wheel and the vehicle bounced 40 feet down a ravine just south of the social center parking lot. Gage,…

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GVFD annexes Continental School

The Continental Elementary School District’s governing board voted 5-0 Monday night to allow the Green Valley Fire District to annex its property. The GVFD has provided service to the school district for years under an intergovernmental agreement, but the GVFD needed to annex the land prior to trying to annexing other properties in the Madera…

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Green Valley man rescued after quad rollover accident

A 75-year-old Green Valley man was rescued Sunday afternoon after he was involved in a single quad rollover accident, authorities said. Green Valley Fire District paramedics, along with Pima County Sheriff deputies and Forest Law Enforcement officers, responded to an area in Florida Canyon, about 10 miles southeast of Continental School, where the man was…

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Fender Bender

Two motorists escaped injuries in a two-vehicle wreck on the Duval Mine Road overpass at Interstate 19 on Wednesday. Green Valley Fire District spokesman L.T. Pratt said a 49-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman collided at the northbound on-ramp around 1:30 p.m., but neither were injured because they were wearing seatbelts.

GVFD Ops Chief finishes program

EMMITSBURG, MD. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA) National Fire Academy (NFA) announced that Joseph P. Kosiorowski, successfully completed the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP). “The intensive EFOP is designed to provide senior fire officers with a broad perspective on various facets of fire administration,” according to U.S. Fire Administrator…

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Driver Hurt

A 20-year-old Tucson man escaped serious injury Monday when his car rolled about 7:10 a.m. on southbound interstate 19, just south of Continental Road. Green Valley Fire District responded to the crash and said the driver escaped serious injury because he was wearing his seat belt.  He was treated at the scene for minor cuts.

Police: Woman who rolled ATV may have been drunk, stolen vehicle

The Sahuarita Police Department is investigating whether a 45-year-old Sahuarita woman stole the ATV she rolled over Thursday night. Sahuarita Police Sgt. Michael Falquez said officers received a call that a woman stole an ATV and crashed it in the intersection of Camino de las Quintas and Calle Del Libro Dorado around 5:40 p.m. Officers…

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Sahuarita man struck by lightning

A Sahuarita man suffered non-life threatening injuries Friday when he was struck by lightning. Green Valley Fire District spokesman L.T. Pratt said the 42-year-old man was digging a hole to divert water when lightning struck his home at the peak above his garage, traveled down and came up through the ground 20 feet away and…

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Richey named to GVFD board

Former Green Valley Council executive director Sandra Richey was sworn last Wednesday as the newest Green Valley Fire District board member. The 18-year Green Valley resident replaces Mikel Shilling, who retired after 12 years on the board, the last several as chair.  In Addition to serving as executive director of the GVC, Richey spent eight…

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Truck rolls 200 feet down mountain road

A 47-year-old Amado woman suffered minor injuries early Monday when her vehicle went off Mt. Hopkins Road, 200 feet, rolling at least once, according to the Green Valley Fire District. Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputies walked the woman up to the road where she was evaluated by Tubac Fire and GVFD personnel. She was taken to…

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