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Firefighter: "Fire and medical emergencies" occur within minutes

Firefighter: "Fire and medical emergencies" occur within minutes

CREATED Jan. 15, 2013

Web Producer: Janice Yu

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV)- Golder Ranch firefighters responded to an accident and a residential fire within minutes of each other Jan. 15, according to Captain Joshua Hurguy with Golder Ranch Fire District.

Golder Ranch firefighters received a call of a two car accident at Oracle and Vistoso Commerce Loop at 10:55 a.m. Tueday, Hurguy said.

Three people were transported to University of Arizona Medical Center and one was transported to Oro Valley Hospital. One person had serious facial injuries but all remain in stable condition, according to Hurguy.

The cause of the accident is still being investigated by the Oro Valley Police Department.

A second call was received at 10:58 a.m. of a house fire in the 3100 block of east Cloudcrest.

Firefighters found smoke coming from the eaves of the residence. Firefighters opened the walls and roof of the home to determine the location of the fire. It was extinguished quickly after being located.

The fire started from electrical problems, according to preliminary indications, Hurguy said. The couple living in the residence had called their daughter earlier about electrical problems. The daughter said the couple did not have smoke detectors in their home.

"Emergencies are dynamic in nature, this is why a regional response to fire and medical emergencies provides the highest level of care to people in need," says Golder Ranch Chief Randy Karrer.

Golder Ranch reminds everyone to always wear a seat belt and obey speed limits. Also, smoke detectors should be checked annually. For more information, visit www.grfaz.gov.

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