Carpet cleaner puts out vegetation fire in Phoenix

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carpet cleaner puts out brush fire

Above: Jared Aiton uses his carpet cleaning equipment to put out a fire along a Phoenix highway. ADOT photo.

A man who cleans carpets for a living saw a small brush fire on the side of the Loop 303 in north Phoenix Wednesday. Jared Aiton, a technician for Zerorez, said he wished there was something he could do to help, then remembered he had a tank of water in his vehicle. So he pulled over and used a reel hose to stop the spread. By the time the fire department arrived all the flames had been knocked down.

An Arizona Department of Transportation highway camera documented Mr. Aiton’s efforts.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

3 thoughts on “Carpet cleaner puts out vegetation fire in Phoenix”

  1. Water: check
    Pump: check
    hose: check
    foam proportioner: check

    Pump & roll

  2. That’s what you call knowing and using the recourses available. Nice job!


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