Prescott Valley to kick off the holidays tonight.
The Town of Prescott Valley will kick off the holidays. During Tuesday’s Talk of the Town on KQNA 1130 AM and 95.5 and 99.9 FM, host and Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce Director Marnie Uhl explained the Festival of Lights is tonight. Uhl describes what role she will be playing in this event. The lighting of the Civic Center on Civic Circle starts at 6 and the Night Light Parade, which features floats decorated with holiday lights, starts 10 minutes later. At 6:30, attendees can visit with and take pictures with Santa on the 3rd floor of the Civic Center. Create-a-Tree, which features unique Christmas trees, will be on display on all floors of the Center.
Apartment fire in Jerome due to unattended candle
An unattended candle on a bookshelf is believed to have caused a fire at an apartment complex in the Town of Jerome. The fire occurred at around 3 Wednesday afternoon. Jerome Fire Chief Rusty Blair had received a call from Public Works personnel advising there was smoke coming from a swamp cooler in the back of the building on Verde Street. Fire crews saw smoke coming from the side of the large 3 story, multi-family building. According to Assistant Fire Chief Ron Chilston, there are 2 apartments on the upper 2 floors and storage at the bottom. A Town of Jerome crew worked on a sewer leak and made entry to the unoccupied apartment involved in the fire. They were able to knock down the blaze with a garden hose. Jerome Fire crews, with assistance from Verde Valley and Cottonwood Fire crews and the Jerome Police Department made sure the fire was out. It was isolated to a bookshelf in the living room that had a candle burning on it. Two more unattended candles were found burning in the apartment. The residents of the building were displaced and provided with lodging courtesy of the Connor Hotel.