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Tue, March 19

Suspicious trash fire blazes in Birdland



KINGMAN - A suspicious fire ignited a trash pile large enough to produce flames that reached 20- to 25-feet into the air at a home in the Birdland area Tuesday. It was the second blaze at the home in the 3500 block of Lark Lane in a matter of weeks, according to Jason Scott, a battalion chief at the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District.

Crews responded just before 10:20 p.m. and found the burning pile of trash threatened a nearby home, travel trailer and power lines, said Scott in an email.

Firefighters made quick work of the fire and it didn't damage nearby structures or other nearby items of value.

Scott said nobody was injured. Investigators deemed the fire suspicious.

The fire comes at a time when many Birdland residents seek to improve the quality of life. The issue of several neighbors who are unable or unwilling to either pay for sanitation services or transport their garbage to the landfill has inspired cleanup efforts by other residents. Recent events have been organized that resulted in the removal of multiple tons of trash and debris from the neighborhood at no cost to the people who live there.


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