http://www.azcentral.com/news/artic...levels-two-homes-labeled-suspicious-abrk.html I was near the fire at the time, and I have decided to call 911 (I could feel the entire road shake, it was almost like I was living in California again). I called 911 using my iPhone. The iPhone says 911, below it where you normally would see just the timer of how long you have been on the phone, it would say "Emergency Call - 0:00" with 0:00 counting up how long you have been on the call just like any other call. In case anyone is wondering, yes 911 still shows up in your recents list, so be wise, and delete this entry from the recents (Apple now allows you to delete single entries, so you don't have the clear the entire recents list). If you were to hang up on the 911 agent, or hang up before they pick up, the 911 center calls you back with just a normal 480 phone number (the area code for this area), it is important to pick up this call if you see a random number call you, and you never got through to 911. The thing was, it took over 30 minutes for someone to FINALLY give me a call back, and I almost just ignored the call. Back on topic though, the call rang through like any other call, but it would just keep ringing, and ringing, and ringing, and ringing, and nobody would pick up on the other end! I was thinking to myself, THIS is what I am supposed to depend on when situations like this arise? I banged on the door of the closest house,and the person inside said she called 911, and it went through right away, she was not able to use her cell phone either, it just kept ringing like my iPhone did. The landline got to 911 right away. Within 15 minutes, there were about four or five fire trucks, and many police officers/ambulances ready to help. Apparently there were also about 100 911 calls during this time to report the same fire...but it doesn't look like any of the cell phones got through, while people with landlines were able to get through.