Cottonwood AZ (November 8, 2016) – Verde Valley Fire District responded to a residential fire on the early morning of November 8th approximately 1:00 am on 5600 block E. River Run Drive. Upon arrival crew found a 50% involved small structure. Crews went into an offensive fire attack mode until the conditions became too dangerous and then they transitioned to defensive.
The structure was housing many cats as they were being cared for by the property owner. Unfortunately, the cats expired in the fire which is still under investigation. The crews had an extensive overhaul as the structure also had a loft with heavy storage. The crews were on scene for approximately 2 hours. Verde Valley Fire District was assisted by Cottonwood Fire Department, Verde Valley Ambulance, APS, and YCSO.