The Superstition Fire and Medical District (SFMD) was called to two fires on the Apache Junction outskirts last Monday night.
The first occurred around 11 p.m. on April 9, when crews were dispatched to a fire in a commercial building on North Apache Trail, just South of Mountain View Road.
The blaze was on the first floor, center suite of a medium-sized two-story building containing three separate businesses.
About 26 firefighters were able to contain the fire to the suite of origin.
SFMD reported that the building was in a remote area of town where there is a limited water supply. Firefighters were able to save approximately two-thirds of the building and its contents. SFMD believes the fire started with a swamp cooler inside the office of the suite. No injuries were reported.
About 2 a.m. April 10, SFMD crews were dispatched to a second fire in a residential home in the 2400 block of W.Cholla St.
Fire crews found a double-wide mobile home burning heavily. SFMD reported that the fire started in a vehicle parked behind the home and then extended into the home.
The home and its contents sustained significant fire damage.
Because the closest hydrant was out-of-service, fire crews were challenged to secure an adequate water supply.
A water tender truck was dispatched to support the crew.
The home’s residents were able to escape on their own. No injuries were reported and temporary shelter has been arranged for the residents.
Photo above: Superstition Fire and Medical District battled a residential fire on W. Cholla. SFMD photos