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Firefighters Search Neighborhood For Fire

A four-car garage goes up in flames in East Tucson.  Fire Captain Barrett Baker says this was an especially challenging fire on a number of fronts.  Baker says the call went to an unknown address late Tuesday afternoon from neighbors who saw smoke in the area.  Fire crews were literally searching the neighborhood that  had several curves, turns and cul-de-sac’s in an effort to follow the smoke trying to locate the fire.  Luckily, an off-duty firefighter also called in the fire and helped direct crews to the fire’s possible whereabouts and let them know it was definitely a house fire due to the amount of smoke.  Once crews arrived on scene, they saw a four-car garage, two cars and a motorcycle on fire.  Crews had limited water supply and were forced to wait for a second truck to knock out the fire completely.  When the second truck arrived, firefighters aggressively extinguished the fire and saved the home.  The garage, the two cars and the motorcycle were a complete loss. No one was hurt.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.  However, Baker says it appears a malfunction in the motorcycle may have sparked the fire. —Kris Dugan...

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Firefighters Search Neighborhood For Fire

A four-car garage goes up in flames in East Tucson.  Fire Captain Barrett Baker says this was an especially challenging fire on a number of fronts.  Baker says the call went to an unknown address late Tuesday afternoon from neighbors who saw smoke in the area.  Fire crews were literally searching the neighborhood that  had several curves, turns and cul-de-sac’s in an effort to follow the smoke trying to locate the fire.  Luckily, an off-duty firefighter also called in the fire and helped direct crews to the fire’s possible whereabouts and let them know it was definitely a house fire due to the amount of smoke.  Once crews arrived on scene, they saw a four-car garage, two cars and a motorcycle on fire.  Crews had limited water supply and were forced to wait for a second truck to knock out the fire completely.  When the second truck arrived, firefighters aggressively extinguished the fire and saved the home.  The garage, the two cars and the motorcycle were a complete loss. No one was hurt.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.  However, Baker says it appears a malfunction in the motorcycle may have sparked the fire. —Kris Dugan...

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KRMC To Offer Free Flu Vaccine Clinics

 Flu season is just around the corner! In an effort to help keep our community healthy, Kingman Regional Medical Center will be offering two free flu shot clinics in the lobby of the Del E. Webb Wellness Center.  The first will be held on Friday November 21st from 8-11AM.  The second will be held on Tuesday December 2nd from 4-7PM. Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease.  It is caused by the influenza virus, which can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretions. Anyone can get influenza but rates are highest among children. Young children, people 65 and older, pregnant women, and people with certain health conditions-such as heart, lung or kidney disease, or a weakened immune system-can get much sicker. Flu can cause high fever and pneumonia, and make many existing medical conditions worse. It can cause diarrhea and seizures in children. Each year thousands of people die from influenza and even more require hospitalization.  By receiving the flu vaccine you can protect yourself and your family from influenza and may also avoid spreading influenza to others. Some people should not get Influenza vaccine: Tell the vaccinator if you have any severe (life-threatening) allergies, including a severe allergy to eggs or if you have ever had a severe reaction to a dose of influenza vaccine. Tell the vaccinator if you ever had Guillain-Barre Syndrome (a severe paralytic illness, also called...

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Mother Gives Baby OTC Sleep Aid

A Phoenix mother has been accused of giving her three children over-the-counter medication to help them sleep.  Officer James Holmes with Phoenix police say 28-year-old shelby Henrickson admitted to giving her three children, ages three, two and ten-months-old, the over-the-counter sleep aid Zzz-Quil.  Holmes says the ten-month-old baby boy had been teething and Henrickson had given the  baby a prescription pain killer, as well as the Zzz-Quil, to help him sleep.  In the middle of the night, it was discovered the baby was having difficulty breathing and the boyfriend called 9-1-1.  At one point, the baby lost his pulse and firefighters performed CPR.  The child was transferred to a local hospital where he remained in intensive care for two days.  Doctors also discovered the child had suffered from nicotine poisoning.  Holmes says the child had been teething on cigarette butts scattered across the hotel room.  The other two children, ages two and three, suffered no ill effects from the Zzz-Quil.  Henrickson was arrested and faces three counts of child abuse charges.  All three children have been placed with Arizona Department of Child Services.  Holmes says the investigation is ongoing and the 22-year-old boyfriend may still face charges. — Kris...

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Mother Gives Baby OTC Sleep Aid

A Phoenix mother has been accused of giving her three children over-the-counter medication to help them sleep.  Officer James Holmes with Phoenix police say 28-year-old shelby Henrickson admitted to giving her three children, ages three, two and ten-months-old, the over-the-counter sleep aid Zzz-Quil.  Holmes says the ten-month-old baby boy had been teething and Henrickson had given the  baby a prescription pain killer, as well as the Zzz-Quil, to help him sleep.  In the middle of the night, it was discovered the baby was having difficulty breathing and the boyfriend called 9-1-1.  At one point, the baby lost his pulse and firefighters performed CPR.  The child was transferred to a local hospital where he remained in intensive care for two days.  Doctors also discovered the child had suffered from nicotine poisoning.  Holmes says the child had been teething on cigarette butts scattered across the hotel room.  The other two children, ages two and three, suffered no ill effects from the Zzz-Quil.  Henrickson was arrested and faces three counts of child abuse charges.  All three children have been placed with Arizona Department of Child Services.  Holmes says the investigation is ongoing and the 22-year-old boyfriend may still face charges. — Kris...

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