Fire brigade responded to 5 fireworks calls on July 4
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Fire brigade responded to 5 fireworks calls on July 4

Fire brigade responded to 5 fireworks calls on July 4

On Independence Day, the Maricopa Fire and Medical Department responded to and extinguished five fireworks-related fires, according to fire department records made publicly available. InMaricopa Today.

Firefighters were busy all night, driving around the city putting out trash bin and grass fires caused by people mindlessly blowing something up.

Tortosa – 21:36

Engine 572 crews responded to the first call of the night – a dumpster fire in a vacant lot in the 36000 block of West San Avarez Avenue.

A small group of men extinguished the fire with a garden hose before crews arrived, the report said. There was no property damage.

Desert Cedars – 22:03

The second connection took place on a grassy area on North Desert Cedars Drive. Ladder 574 Emergency Medical Services responded to a one-acre grass fire caused by fireworks.

The slowly spreading fire was extinguished with 30 gallons of water and a hand tool. There was no property damage.

Rancho El Dorado Lakes – 22:04

Firefighters cleared the scene and immediately responded to a third fire – a grass fire – in the 40000 block of West Hillman Drive.

This fire drew the largest response of the night, as it was reported as a “residential fire.” Eight units were dispatched.

Ladder Tender 571 arrived and confirmed that no houses were on fire. The fire had broken out in an open field outside the wall of a block of flats.

The three dispatched collective aid vehicles and the 574 ladder truck were cleared prior to arrival on site.

The fire was reported to be one-eighth of an acre when crews extinguished it at 10:20 p.m. There was no property damage, according to the report.

Bowlin West Road 22:39

Firefighters from Engine 574 responded to a report of a trash can fire at a playground in a park near West Bowlin Road.

They put out the fire with a can of water under pressure and noticed that there were fireworks inside. They left at 10:48 p.m.

Senita – 23:24

The last fire of the night occurred at a home in the 42000 block of West Avella Drive. Ladder Tender 571 responded to a report of a trash can fire in the driveway of a home.

Crews arrived at 11:30 p.m. and quickly extinguished the small fire. There was no property damage.

The person who called 9-1-1 told responders she left the fireworks outside and believed her father had thrown them in a trash can before leaving.