12/08/2015

House Fire on Turkey Tr

On November 21, 2015 the Pinewood Fire Department was called to a house fire
on East Turkey Trail.  Once on scene Pinewood Fire Department personnel quickly got
to work on a house that was fully involved and starting to spread to trees and power
lines, as well as
threatening homes on both sides.

Due to the large volume of fire and the potential for spread to adjacent homes,
mutual aid was called for from Highlands Fire District in Kachina
Village/Mountainaire.  Highlands Fire sent an additional fire engine to aid in fire
suppression activities, and a Battalion Chief to assist with incident management.
The fire was contained to the one home and outbuildings but the home was ultimately
a total loss.

One patient was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center with minor injuries, and was
released the following day.

The Pinewood Fire Department would like to take this time to remind people to check
their smoke alarms, have an emergency exit plan in place, have your chimney swept,
and be extra careful disposing ashes and other hot materials.  Additionally, we
recommend having a Wildland/Urban interface assessment performed by our department
(free of charge) to ensure your home is defensible in case of a wildfire or other
fire emergency within the community.

For further fire safety, smoke alarm, or emergency planning information, please stop
by the fire station, or to schedule a wildfire assessment, please call us at
928-286-9885.