Wednesday, November 13, 2019

O’Hara fire causes destruction and damage

 By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
A fire on O’Hara Avenue in Old Bisbee Saturday night destroyed two homes and a vehicle, and also caused damage to other homes and vehicles, including a Bisbee fire engine.
Bisbee Fire Chief George Castillo said the fire spread quickly, and firefighters responding to the structure fire call, received about 11:15 p.m., found the house at 305 O’Hara fully consumed by flames and another structure at 303 O’Hara about 80 percent consumed. 
Castillo said four firefighters were initially fighting the blaze, with one running command, and they did an amazing job, especially considering the fire department was short-sta full story (e-subscribers only)

BPD officer saves partner

 By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
A stop for a snack while on patrol Tuesday night led to a Bisbee police officer saving a fellow officer who was choking.
Officers Lonnie Carbajal and Tim Defoor were on “the graveyard shift” and had just picked up a snack at the Speedway convenience store on Highway 92 when Carbajal noticed his partner was in trouble. Defoor was choking and signaled that he could not breathe, so Carbajal immediately performed the Heimlich maneuver, dislodging the piece of food.
Carbajal remained calm and was able to contact dispatch to send medics quickly before saving Defoor, said Sgt. Carlos Moreno, who was also on shift.
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