Clarkdale AZ (July 10, 2019) – Verde Valley Fire District (VVFD) responded to the report of a brush fire in the area of Cement Plant Road and the Railroad Tracks. Crews responded to the area and had a large column of smoke and upgraded the fire to a working wildland assignment.
Due to the location of the fire and rate the fire was spreading, additional units from the US Forest Service and neighboring agencies were requested to assist with the fire.
The fire was reported at 1:21 PM and was under control by 2:48 PM, burning approximately 8 acers. Crews continued to work the fire area to confirm the fire was out and not a threat of restarting until just after 8:00 PM.
Verde Valley Fire District would like to thank the following agencies for their quick response and hard work to prevent the fire from spreading or burning any of the structures in the area: Cottonwood Communications Center, Cottonwood Fire and Medical Department, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District, Sedona Fire District, Verde Valley Ambulance Company, Jerome Fire Department, Yavapai County Sherriff’s Office, Clarkdale Police, Yavapai Apache Police, Salt River Materials Group, US Forest Service, Unisource, Century Link, and Verde Canyon Railroad.
This wildland fire took around 80 plus personal and around 30 fire, utility, and private units to control.