Tucson headlines: Police car struck; Fire on Northwest side

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A Tucson police car was showing significant damage after a collision on Alvernon and 22nd Street Tuesday afternoon.

Officers say the patrol car had on its sirens and was heading north on Alvernon to a burglary call.

It made a complete stop at the red light to make sure no cars were heading through the intersection, but a car heading west on 22nd continued driving and collided with the TPD car.

Everyone involved should be okay.

No word yet on if a citation will be issued to the driver of the other car.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Area fire departments wish to remind residents to call 911 right away when a fire breaks out.

A man on Tucson's northwest side tried putting out a fire himself Saturday night near La Cholla and Ruthrauff.

Northwest fire crews say the 70-year-old man attempted to put the fire out then called 911 when he realized it was growing too fast.

Both the man and his dog escaped without injuries.