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Tucson firefighters use a ladder truck to pull a family from a vehicle disabled by storm water.

An adult couple, their teenage son and his 80-year-old grandmother were rescued Sunday by Tucson firefighters who spotted their SUV flooded with water up to its hood. Read more» 1

Tucson Water and the city's Fire Department will hold a controlled burn of the Sweetwater Wetlands on Friday morning. In years past, residents have inundated 911 with calls reporting smoke in the area. This year, TFD Capt. Barrett Baker is urging people to remain calm. Read more»

A 12-year-old boy was sent to the hospital and two dogs were given oxygen by Tucson firefighters Wednesday morning. Four other dogs died in a fire at a home near Tucson International Airport. With video. Read more»

Two Southeast Side homes have been condemned after a stolen tractor slammed into them, causing a fire in one. Six people were displaced, but were unharmed in the incident Monday night, authorities said. Read more»

A four-year-old boy became Tucson's second drowning victim of the year Friday afternoon, authorities said. Read more»

A fire just after midnight burned through an abandoned building just off 4th Avenue, with 21 Tucson firefighters quelling a blaze in a 9th Street structure. Read more»

A picture of a Honda Accord that was trapped in a wash near Oracle Junction.

Two people died in separate incidents Monday when their vehicles were trapped by floods. A woman was killed in Tucson when her car was swept downstream after being trapped in a wash. Near Oracle Junction, another woman was found dead after she was swept away in a flooded wash. Read more»

Advocates say that water-safety lessons need to be observed in all bodies of water, including canals, rivers and ditches, and not just swimming pools. Life vests like those used by the children in this Missouri file photo should be used, they say.

Gilbert dad Cody Thomson has a problem with pool-safety campaigns: the pool part. Thomson, whose then 6-year-old son, Brenan, drowned in a canal in 2011, said safety campaigns need to remind people that drownings and water-related injuries don’t only occur in pools. Read more»

TFD crews initially battled the fire from outside the house because of the amount of fire involvement.

A family of three was displaced by a Midtown house fire Thursday morning, authorities said. No one was injured in the blaze. Read more»

An apartment fire in the 1200 block of West Roger Road.

Tucson firefighters were busy overnight as they fought four fires in an 11-hour stretch. Read more»

Fire engulfs a travel trailer in the 3300 block of East Grant Road around 1:24 a.m Tuesday.

A fire at a mobile home park in the 3300 block of East Grant Road destroyed a travel trailer overnight. Read more» 1

Tucson Water and the Tucson Fire Department will hold a controlled burn of the Sweetwater Wetlands on Tuesday morning. In years past, residents have inundated 911 with calls reporting smoke in the area. This year, TFD Capt. Barrett Baker is urging them to remain calm. Read more»

Firefighters spray water on a burning front end loader and lumber pile Tuesday night.

Tucson firefighters took just over 20 minutes to control a large pile of burning railroad ties that threatened power lines Tuesday evening. The lumber pile caught fire after flames spread from a burning front end loaders, a department spokesman said. Read more» 2

Damage from the house fire included charred framing, exposed when firefighters pulled down the kitchen ceiling.

A fire in the kitchen of a home near Udall Park resulted in the death of two pet dogs due to the heavy smoke. No one was home when the fire was reported Sunday afternoon, a Tucson Fire spokesman said. Read more»

Firefighters climb to the roof of Rincon Market to battle a blaze Tuesday afternoon.

A fire at Rincon Market took nearly an hour to extinguish Tuesday afternoon, as three fire crews cut holes in the roof and walls to reach the flames. Read more» 1

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