Verde Valley News – On March 7th at 07:39 Verde Valley Fire (VVFD) was dispatched to a structure on fire at the 1600 block of Beecher St. in Clarkdale. Crews from Verde Valley Fire District and Cottonwood Fire and Medical arrived on scene to find a single-family residence with fire and smoke coming out of the front door and windows of the house.
Firefighters made an attack on the fire through the front door and were confronted with heat and reduced visibility due to the fire. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control and crews worked their way into the rest of the structure to continue fire suppression and confirm that all occupants were out of the residence.
Verde Valley Ambulance Company assisted with 5 occupants that had evacuated from the structure. Two adults were transported by ground and three minors were evaluated on scene and later taken to Verde Valley Medical Center by other family members.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Verde Valley Fire would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance. Cottonwood Fire and Medical Department, Verde Valley Ambulance Company, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District, Clarkdale Police Department, Yavapai Apache Police Department, Arizona Crisis Team (ACT), Unisource and Arizona Public Service (APS).