Recent Brushfire

Link to: Yavapai County Emergency Alert Website

To the residents of Cherry, AZ –

CVFA responded to a small brush fire recently. Thanks to the quick action of volunteers Joe Boyle, John Wilson and Carl Collmar it was held to under two acres. The cause was sparks from a burn barrel on a windy day. From this experience we learned that the large wild land truck has an air leak that keeps its pump from fully priming. We can and will fix that. We should have also learned that you don’t use a burn barrel on a windy day. We can’t fix that – it’s a personal choice. I implore those of you who feel the need to burn papers or debris to wait for a calm day – preferably just after a good rain. Thanks.
Bud Gindhart




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  1. Barbarann Kennedy

    We want to give our greatly appreciated Volunteer fireman: Joe, John & Carl for their quick response and intervention in putting out the brush fire with garden hoses and shovels on our property. Even though the fire in the screen covered burn barrel was mere embers, when our backs were turned all it took was a rebel gust of wind to come up and blow out a hot spark which immediately found a dried oak bush to ignite. Within a few minutes fire spread to an 80×100 foot area which our neighborhood heroes, Joe, John and Carl quickly extinguished all….. all without the help of our Cherry fire truck (which is currently undergoing repair). This potential disaster was strong motivation for us to change our paper burning habits to the paper shredder and adding that to our vegetable garden compost.


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