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Monsoon Safety Awareness Week

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  • Home destroyed by fire, family warns about potentially dangerous oil

    Home destroyed by fire, family warns about potentially dangerous oil

    Sunday, June 25 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-06-26 03:21:22 GMT
    Investigators have not released a cause of the fire, but they believe rags with Lindseed oil were a factor.Investigators have not released a cause of the fire, but they believe rags with Lindseed oil were a factor.

    Flames ripped through the Heuser’s home on Saturday evening and now the family is speaking out to warn others about the dangers of how it may have started.

    Flames ripped through the Heuser’s home on Saturday evening and now the family is speaking out to warn others about the dangers of how it may have started. The fire broke out just before 430 on Saturday on 28th Street near Wilmot in Tucson.

  • Overnight fire damages northwest side restaurant

    Overnight fire damages northwest side restaurant

    Sunday, June 25 2017 9:37 PM EDT2017-06-26 01:37:32 GMT
    Source: Northwest Fire DistrictSource: Northwest Fire District

    Northwest Fire District crews responded to an overnight fire on the northwest side of Tucson that caused major damage to a restaurant early Sunday morning.  

    Northwest Fire District crews responded to an overnight fire on the northwest side of Tucson that caused major damage to a restaurant early Sunday morning.  

  • UPDATE: TPD arrests homicide suspect in overnight stabbing; identify victim

    UPDATE: TPD arrests homicide suspect in overnight stabbing; identify victim

    Sunday, June 25 2017 1:44 PM EDT2017-06-25 17:44:37 GMT
    Police identified suspect as 38-year-old Michael Thomas Payne. (Source: TPD)Police identified suspect as 38-year-old Michael Thomas Payne. (Source: TPD)

    Police have made an arrest of a homicide suspect after investigating the scene on the east side of Tucson, and have identified the man killed.

    Police have made an arrest of a homicide suspect after investigating the scene on the east side of Tucson, and have identified the man killed.

Arizona is just weeks away from monsoon downpours. The numbers start going into the records on June 15th each year, but the heavy rain doesn't generally arrive until early July. To get ready for the summer severe weather, this week is Monsoon Safety Awareness Week.

MonsoonSafety.org says "the goal of Monsoon Safety Awareness Week is to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and property damage caused by weather related dangers that occur during the monsoon. Through education about proper precautionary actions to be taken, lives can be saved and property losses can be minimized."

Tucson News Now's Monsoon in the Digital Age half-hour special airs this week. The special focuses on how modern technology is keeping us safer than ever before from severe weather impacts. Air dates are listed below. 

KOLD Channel 13 airdates 

  • Thursday 6/12 at 6:30 PM
  • Saturday 6/14 at 4:30 PM
  • Sunday 6/15 at 10:00 AM
FOX Channel 11 airdates
  • Thursday 6/19 6:30 PM
  • Sunday 6/22 5:30 PM

 

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