Cornville AZ (May 9, 2020) – On Friday May 8, at approximately 3:45 AM, the Verde Valley Fire District responded to a Residential Fire in Cornville.
VVFD was dispatched to a “living room on fire” Residential assignment. Crews viewed a significant column of smoke while arriving on scene and upgraded to a “working fire.” On arrival they made an initial “quick hit” attack from outside the structure and then went interior while their water tender set up a water supply. The second-in engine then pulled a “back up” or safety line. The Cottonwood Fire and Medical Department also arrived and brought their crew up to provide manpower. After the flames were extinguished an extensive overhaul was performed to make sure no fire was hidden in the attic space. The Verde Valley Fire Inspector was also on scene to investigate the cause of the fire. The investigation in currently on-going.
No one was injured in the incident but unfortunately the home has some severe damage. The residence is not habitable at this time.
Other agencies responding to this call included: a Sedona Fire District Engine and Water Tender, a Verde Valley Ambulance Company Ambulance and Rehab Unit, Yavapai County Sheriffs Office, the Arizona Crisis Team was involved, and APS.