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GVFD, other agencies still waiting on wildfire reimbursements

The Green Valley Fire District might not be as quick to offer its services to fight out-of-state wildfires this year because it’s still waiting on federal reimbursements from last year’s fires. GVFD sent firefighters to Oregon, California and Montana in 2017 to fight wildland fires and has yet to receive $108,000 it’s owed, Operations Chief…

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Firefighters rescue quail babies from storm drain

Less than a day after hauling a dehydrated dog out of Madera Canyon, Green Valley firefighters are at it again. This time, it was saving five baby quail from a storm drain Wednesday morning. A crew from Station 151 was called to Paseo Sarta and La Canada Drive after a passerby noticed a family of…

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Dehydrated dog carried off Madera Canyon trail

An 18-year-old man and his 80-pound English bulldog are recovering after becoming dehydrated on a hike in Madera Canyon Tuesday afternoon. Green Valley Fire District spokesman L.T. Pratt said the teenager was hiking with his dog, Delilah, and a group of friends on the Old Baldy Trail when he began to fall behind and became…

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Three hurt in one-vehicle crash in Green Valley

Three people were injured Friday when a vehicle hit a tree on Abrego Drive near Paseo Azul in Green Valley. Two people had minor injuries and one was taken to a Tucson hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to the Green Valley Fire District.

GV Fire extinguishes vehicle fire

Green Valley Fire District firefighters responded to a vehicle fire in the 100 block of South Circulo Napa Sunday morning. Responding firefighters found a car burning near a home, which they pushed away from the house before putting out the flames. There were no injuries or damage to the home, but the car was badly…

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GVFD approves $11.2 million budget

The Green Valley Fire District board voted unanimously Wednesday to ratify an $11.2 million budget. The budget is 3.8 percent higher than last year’s budget of $10.8 million, but taxpayers will not see an increase in the tax rate.  The rate will remain at $2.52 per $100 of assessed valuation. The district’s personnel costs rose…

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Woman injured in one-vehicle crash in GV

A 38-year-old driver was taken to a Tucson hospital late Wednesday after her vehicle hit a tree off Continental Road east of Abrego Drive. Green Valley Fire District responded to the scene at 11:26 p.m. The woman had non-life threatening injuries, according to GVFD.

Rollover sends one to the hospital

A Green Valley man in his 70s suffered non-life threatening injuries around noon Monday after rolling his vehicle on southbound Interstate 19 near Canoa Road. Green Valley Fire District firefighters, U.S. Border Patrol agents, Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies and Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers all responded to the crash, which left the man’s…

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Golf cart goes up in flames

A golf cart went up in flames Wednesday at Desert Hills Golf Club in Green Valley. Green Valley Fire District was called to the club at 4:15 p.m. and found a golf cart on fire in the cart bay under the clubhouse. There were no injuries. Ten firefighters responded to the scene, originally reported as…

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On the Job

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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