You may be aware that on Wednesday, April 1st there were some fire and rescue vehicles in the vicinity of 56th Street and Mountain View.  About 3pm, one of our rangers, who was in that area patrolling, heard an explosion and saw a fire on the 13th hole of our Ambiente golf course.  Fortunately, a neighbor had already called 911 and the Phoenix Fire Department dispatched fire and rescue vehicles and the fire was put out immediately.  The Phoenix Fire Department has turned over the investigation to the Paradise Valley Police Department as it is being investigated as arson.

We are extremely disheartened that this occurred and, whether or not it was intentional, someone put our guests and our neighbors in harm’s way.  Please know that the safety of our guests and neighbors is extremely important to us and we are cooperating with the PV Police Department  in hopes that those  responsible for this heinous act will be brought to justice.

The following is a statement put out by Paradise Valley Mayor Collins:

“It is abhorrent that someone would attempt arson on the golf course. Eventually we hope that the police department will identify and make appropriate arrests in the case. If anyone has any information please contact the PD. You can reach the Community Resource Officer directly at (480) 348-3597.”