Cornville AZ (August 4, 2020) – On Monday August 3, 2020, at approximately 8:30 PM, the Verde Valley Fire District responded to the report of a wildland assignment in the 5000 block of Homestead Trail.
VVFD was dispatched to the report of a yard on fire and spreading. On arrival crews deployed hand lines to the fire in order to control the fire’s spread. The fire was controlled and extinguished with hose lines and hand crews. Nearby organizations, Cottonwood Fire and Medical and Verde Valley Ambulance Company sent crews to help with suppression activities. One person at the scene was evaluated but refused transport. Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office also had a presence on scene.
The cause was determined to be the home owner burning in his yard.
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.