Cottonwood AZ (August 10, 2020) – On Saturday August 8, 2020, at approximately 12:05 AM, the Verde Valley Fire District responded to the report of a Residential assignment in the 1300 block of Ocotillo Dr.
VVFD was dispatched to the report of a residential fire. The fire was located in the rear of the home. Crews had to remove part of the exterior wall to access the fire. The fire was extinguished with the use of hose lines and power tools. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The occupants of the home were unable to return to the home and stayed with family in the area. Cottonwood Fire and Medical sent crews to help with suppression activities.
Due to lack of precipitation and high temperatures, Verde Valley Fire District will continue to enforce the burn restrictions. These restrictions prohibit all open fires, fire pits and camp fires. However this does not include cooking on propane grills and the use of charcoal barbecue grills that have covers. Residents are still encouraged to exercise caution and good judgment.
If you have any questions contact the Verde Valley Fire District by calling 928-634-2578.