Report of shots fired 1200 Block of S. 8th Avenue

Yuma, Arizona - On Monday, May 18th, at approximately 8:18 p.m., the Yuma Police Department responded to the 1200 Block of S. 8th Avenue for a report of shots fired.

May 17th through the 23th is National Emergency Medical Services Week

Yuma, Arizona - 2020 is the 46th annual observation of EMS Week, with this year’s theme being “EMS Strong: Ready Today, Preparing for Tomorrow” emphasizing the cooperative 24/7 efforts needed to provide effective emergency medical response, support and enhance that response, and care for those who provide care to others.

Governor Ducey Announces $500,000 For Food Banks To Fight Hunger

Yuma, Arizona - With Arizona food banks experiencing a spike in demand, Governor Doug Ducey Wednesday announced a $500,000 grant from the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund for Arizona food banks to help fight hunger. Member organizations that are part of the Association of Arizona Food Banks/Arizona Food Bank, which is receiving the grant, supply a network of nearly 1,000 food pantries and organizations in all 15 counties in Arizona, some of which have experienced a demand up to five times greater than usual due to COVID-19.

House Fires Over the Weekend

Yuma, Arizona - On Sunday May 17, at 2:45 am a fire in a garage was reported at 6096 East 47th Place. Arriving Yuma Fire Department personnel found heavy smoke and flames coming from a 3-car garage at that location. Flames were coming through the roof and 2 vehicles were on fire in the driveway in front of the garage. All occupants were confirmed to be out of the home.

House fire in the 500 block of South 1st Avenue

Yuma, Arizona - On Thursday May 14, 2020, just before 8:30 am, a house fire was reported in the 500 block of South 1st Avenue. Arriving Yuma Fire Department personnel found heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of 581 South 1st Avenue. Firefighters were able to knock down and extinguish the fire in about 15 minutes. There were no injuries and no one was home at the time of the fire.