Apartment Fire-Sprinkler Save

Yuma, Arizona - On Tuesday, just before 10:00 am, a fire was reported inside an apartment at the La Posada Apartments, 1900 W 30th Street. Arriving YFD firefighters made entry into a second story apartment, and found a fire sprinkler head in the kitchen had extinguished a fire that started on the stove top.

Compassus to host open house at new location in Yuma

Yuma, Arizona - The Compassus hospice program serving Yuma is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house Thursday, April 11, to welcome the community to its new office location. The program, which serves patients and families throughout Yuma County, recently relocated to 2320 S. 22nd Drive.

Trash and yard debris fires, both happen way too often

Yuma, Arizona - Over the last several weeks the Yuma Fire Department has responded to a number of trash and yard debris fires, both happen way too often. These types of fires within residential neighborhoods can be a nuisance and a hazard. Fires too close to other combustibles and property lines pose the risk of serious fire spread, especially under windy conditions. Un-permitted fires are unlawful and also result in many unnecessary Fire Department responses, possibly delaying response to other serious emergencies.

Ford F150 vs School Bus

Yuma, Arizona - On Tuesday, at approximately 8:12 a.m., a 2007 red Ford Edge pulled out in front of a school bus that was traveling northbound in the 3300 block of S. Avenue 3E.  The Ford Edge collided with the school bus and then collided with a 2015 Ford F150.

Chief Lekan's final pursuit open house

Yuma, Arizona - After nearly 33 years on the force, Yuma’s Chief of Police, John Lekan’s final pursuit before retiring is raising money to build the Fallen Officer’s Monument (FOM). It’s a project the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Yuma Lodge, have been working on tirelessly.