Late night fire burns Palo Verde residence

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Photo Jan 06, 4 17 43 PM.jpg

The home of Roy Chavez in the 100 block of W. Palo Verde, Superior, is a complete loss following a fire on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. (Mila Besich Lira photo)

By Mila Besich Lira

Superior Sun

Superior Fire Department with assistance from the Queen Valley and Apache Junction Fire Departments fought a house fire at 104 W. Palo Verde on the evening of Sunday, January 5, 2014.

The fire began about 11 p.m. At the time, the home was unoccupied. Two dogs were on the property but were safely removed from the exterior of the home.

High winds during the night created much concern for neighboring homes. However crews were able to limit the fire to the residential structure.

The Superior Fire Department was able to contain the fire quickly. Queen Valley Fire Department is automatically dispatched to all structure fires in Superior as per an automatic aid agreement between the two fire departments. Apache Junction was called to the scene as a precaution because early reports of the fire indicated that the home may be occupied.

“Sound policy dictates that resources are requested before the situation gets out of control rather than waiting for conditions to worsen,” explained Superior Fire Chief Todd Pryor. “In this case, knock-down was achieved prior to their arrival, but the manpower to relieve tired firefighters was still welcome. They assisted with mop-up and overhaul of the fire.”

The Fire Marshal has conducted an investigation and determined that the cause of the fire was accidental. The fire burned through the roof and the interior walls of the home and it appears the home is a total loss.

Roy Chavez, the owner and occupant of the residence, expressed his gratitude to the first responders on the scene.

“Despite my loss, I want to commend the first responders who stopped any further damage in the neighborhood,” Chavez said. “I am thankful that no one was hurt during the fire.”

The fire took the majority of Chavez’s belongings with the exception of the clothes on his back, his dog and vehicle.

admin (7654 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    VolunteerDay at Old Dominion Historic Mine Park

    September 19th, 2014
    by

    A Volunteer Day is planned Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Old Dominion Historic Mine Park. Community and civic groups are […]


    Boys and Girls Cross Country finish fourth at San Manuel Invitational

    September 16th, 2014
    by

    San Manuel Miner A total of ten teams competed at the 26th Annual San Manuel Cross Country Invitational.


    Jr. Miners football team suffers first loss of the season

    September 16th, 2014
    by

    San Manuel Miner The Jr. Miners suffered their first loss of the season last Tuesday, falling to the Globe Jr.


    Bunch of firsts in Miners’ win

    September 16th, 2014
    by

    San Manuel Miner The Miners football team won its first game of the year last Friday, the team’s home opener, against Tombstone, 28 – 20.


  • Stories Just For You

    Resolution Copper Mining begins worker trainee program

    February 6th, 2014
    by

    SUPERIOR, Ariz., Jan. 28, 2014 – Resolution Copper Mining is beginning a Worker Trainee Program as part of its commitment […]


    Oracle Schools to consider moving kindergarten to the Mountain Vista Campus

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Dennis Blauser Superintendent, Oracle Schools On Feb. 18 the Oracle School District Governing Board will discuss the idea of […]


    Enjoy a day of outdoor recreation and history at the Third Annual Legends of Superior Trails Eco-Tourism Festival

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    The Legends of Superior Trails invites you to enjoy a day of history, and adventure at the Third Annual Legends […]


    Couple who held daughters captive in Pima County now facing Pinal County charges

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    A couple accused of keeping the wife’s three daughters captive in Pima County are now facing added charges in Pinal […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin