Nogales Fire ready for monsoon - Tucson News Now

Nogales Fire ready for monsoon

Wash in Nogales (Source: Tucson News Now) Wash in Nogales (Source: Tucson News Now)
NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The wash near Western Avenue in Nogales, AZ, can be a very active and dangerous place for first responders. They told Tucson News Now that the wash floods most of the time when there is a heavy rain.

Nogales Fire Department crews say they see mattresses, refrigerators, propane tanks and other items in the wash. They say that debris, along with the fast-moving water, can become a challenge for fire rescue crews.

Emergency crews rarely ever go inside the wash for rescues, because it is too risky. So they stage at bridges along the washes so they can throw a rope or something for a person to grab on to as the water carries them downstream. Crews can then reel that person to safety.

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