Fire Destroys Heber Home


The fire that broke out at 1998 Concord on the morning of Feb. 4 engulfed the home leaving the owners with a complete loss.

The fire that broke out at 1998 Concord on the morning of Feb. 4 engulfed the home leaving the owners with a complete loss.

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The front passing to the north earlier in the week brought colder temperatures reaching into the lower teens at night with daytime highs in the upper 30s.

A warm-up since has ensued with weekend temperatures which are projected to reach the middle to upper 50s by Saturday.

The Heber Overgaard Fire Department responded to a call of a house on fire on the morning of Friday, Feb. 4. Upon arrival of the first engine, the 1,200-square-foot, two-story home at 1998 Concord was fully engulfed with flames.

When firefighters arrived on scene, outside temperatures were hovering around 11 below zero, creating challenges for the firefighters.

The fire was put under control an hour from the first engine arrival.

The home is a complete loss with value placed at around $150,000. The residents had left early the morning of the incident for a Phoenix area trip. Preliminary investigation points to a malfunctioning baseboard heater.

Love Your Library

The Rim Community Library in conjunction with Navajo County libraries is currently having a program called “Love Your Library” that encompasses the month of February. Food donations that are made by tardy book returns can be made using the following schedule of donations.

If overdue fines assessed are between 10 cents to $1.99, payment of one can of food is called for. For every dollar above that, increments of one more can of food is added.

The cans of food cannot be dented, outdated or without labels.

This program does not apply to lost or damaged library materials.

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