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Chino Valley Fire Moved Fast Due to Winds

03 December 2014   Fire Marshal Rick Chase
Chino Valley Fire moved quickly due to wind gusts up to 35 mph.

On Nov. 30 at 12:53 Chino Valley Fire District and Prescott Fire Dept. responded to a structure fire in the 1400 block of Hall Lane in Chino Valley. The structure was fully involved in fire upon their arrival.  The fire was moving quickly due to a southerly wind with gusts up to 35 mph.

Two vehicles parked behind the residence were destroyed by the fire also. A neighboring residence to the West had minimal fire damage to the exterior siding and window from this fire. 

1st  engine crew on the scene did a great job protecting that residence and extinguishing the fire before it did any damage to the interior of the home. The fire was burning the dry grass on a residential property to the north and crews did a great job at extinguishing that fire before it reached the residence.

Two occupants and two dogs were in the home at the time of the fire and fortunately all 4 evacuated the home unharmed.

The fire had started in a trash can next to the back porch and quickly spread to the residence and vehicles nearby. A TIP volunteer was on the scene to assist the occupants and the Red Cross was called also.

As a reminder to folks, please dispose of fireplace ashes and cigarette butts appropriately by putting them in a metal trash can away from combustibles, decks and structures.  Put water in the trash can or bucket to thoroughly soak and cover with a lid.

 

Courtesy ChinoValleyeNews.com