Peoria Fire: 4 firefighters recovering after being hurt in explosion
SURPRISE, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- Fire officials in Peoria say four firefighters are recovering after being hurt while working on a battery fire at an APS facility.
According to Peoria Fire officials, multiple West Valley agencies were working on the battery fire, and Peoria Fire's HAZMAT team was on scene and making an entry when an explosion happened. The firefighters were taken to various trauma centers.
Peoria fire has identified the four firefighters involved in the fire as Captain Hunter Clare, engineer Justin Lopez, firefighter Matt Cottini and firefighter Jake Ciulla. Lopez is awake and doing as well as can be expected, and Clare is recovering well from surgery. Ciulla and Cottini were discharged from the hospital and doing really well.Read the full article
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Fire crews work to control brush fire near Wittman
WITTMAN, Ariz. (AP) - Crews from several agencies are working on a brush fire northwest of Phoenix.
Arizona State Forestry officials said the blaze started Sunday afternoon near Wittman, about 45 miles (72 kilometers)outside of Phoenix.
It was last recorded to be more than 400 acres (161 hectares) and about 30% contained.Read the full article
Glendale family pleads for help in finding suspects who shot and killed 25-year-old outside of home
GLENDALE, Ariz. (FOX 10) - Glendale Police continue to search for suspects in the shooting death of a 25-year-old, and his family is hoping for justice.
Tyler Mead was only 25-years-old. Family members say he didn't have enemies and was working hard to be successful.
"I went into mom mode and held my child and that's all I could do at that time but I knew he was gone," said Jasmine Pettit, victim's mother.Read the full article
Tiny homes are more popular than ever and one tiny home developer is betting the "tiny craze" will drive people right to Pine, Arizona.
Pine is about an hour and a half from Phoenix, just north of Payson.
"Sometimes I actually feel like we are on the local tourist tour because people are so interested in tiny homes today," said owner and developer Ray Pugel.
Its official name is Pine Creek Resort.
"It typifies what pine is because it has that cabin look," Pugel said.
But it is also called "Tiny Piney's".
"One of the differences in our tiny home, which the locals here call Tiny Piney's, is we do have full size appliances," Pugel said.
Ray Pugel is the resort's co-owner and developer. He saw a need for tiny homes just 90 minutes from the Valley.
"This one is called a Ponderosa. It is just under 400 square feet, not including the front porch or the loft," he said.
Not including the covered front porch or a tiny second story.
"This is just a little over four foot tall, great place to have the grandchildren. Some people have made this a craft room, an office. It really is a multi-use space and a great place for guests," he said.
Jeff and Julie Nelson, now retired, were one of the first to buy a Tiny Piney.
"We came into these units and absolutely fell in love with them," Julie said. "We still have a big house in Scottsdale so we needed something we could get away quickly get up here in an hour and a half have everything all ready just open up and live here."
Fifteen of 48 tiny sites have been sold so far.
"People have stopped and said what do you like about living here do you really like it, of course we do we promote this easy living," she said.
It was the tiny patio that really sold them.
"We don't have a dining room table. What we did is we bought a fire pit and its got an extended lip on it and what we do is just light this in the spring now in the fall," Jeff said.
And the not-so-tiny view.
"Behind me is Strawberry Mountain out to the side here is the Mogollon Rim. We stopped and said this is our lot this is what we want to see," he said.
Tiny Piney's begin at about $50,000. The homes can be bought but not the property which costs about $375 a month to rent.
To learn more visit Pine Creek Resort's website.