The charred warehouse on Frank Reed Road.

Fire burns Nogales produce warehouse

A fire burned the southwest side of a warehouse owned by Gonzalez Quality Fruit on Frank Reed Road in Nogales last weekend. The Nogales Fire Department received a call at 12:57 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 and responded with two engines, two ambulances and a total of 12 personnel, said NFD spokeswoman Marcela Hammond.

She added that there were no injuries and the damage was limited to the exterior of the building because a sprinkler activated inside the warehouse.

Luis Gonzalez, manager of Gonzalez Quality Fruit, said that grapes inside the warehouse were affected by the fire and estimated the cost of the fire between $1 million and $2 million. He said that the company was still evaluating the damage and would pursue an insurance claim.

Injured hiker rescued in Madera Canyon

Public safety agencies from Santa Cruz and Pima counties teamed up on an all-day rescue mission in Madera Canyon on Tuesday to bring an injured hiker to safety.

Green Valley Fire District spokesman L.T. Pratt said first responders were notified around 10:30 a.m. that a 16-year-old girl had injured her ankle four miles up the Super Trail.

Because of the heat and terrain, crews eventually had to use horses to bring the girl down and they made it to the trail head around 7 p.m.

She refused further medical treatment and left the area with her parents, who had been waiting at the trailhead.

Crews from the GVFD participated in the rescue along with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, Tubac Fire District, Pima County Search and Rescue, Southern Arizona Rescue Association and American Medical Response.


Load comments