Verde Fire Reaches 75% Containment
TONTO NATIONAL FOREST – August 25th 2020
Location: CCRD 1 Mile South of Sheep’s Bridge Date Reported: 8/21/2020
Size: 350 Acres Containment: 75%
Cause: Under Investigation Resources: 1 Engine, 1 Medic Crew VERDE FIRE 8/25/20 DAY UPDATE: The Verde Fire on the Cave Creek Ranger District is a wildfire located 1 mile south of Sheep’s Bridge. The fire started 8/21/20 and is burning near FS Road 479 in grass, light brush, and river bottom salt cedar. The Verde Fire is 350 acres, with 75% containment. There has been no further growth on the Verde Fire. Firefighters are on scene today to continue mop-up operations along the perimeter of the fire, and complete containment lines. Firefighters will focus their efforts along the perimeter of the fire, and in areas where heavier fuels are present. There is 1 engine, and 1 Daisy Mountain Fire Department Paramedic Module assigned. FS Road 269 (Bloody Basin) is closed east of FS Road 24 (Seven Springs) but remains open west of FS Road 24. The river crossing near the KA Ranch is also closed due to the Verde Fire. Please avoid the closure areas associated with the Verde Fire to allow fire equipment and personnel to safely travel within the incident and focus on suppression operations.
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are currently in effect on the Tonto National Forest. Visit our website for more information at https://www.fs.usda.gov/tonto