Terrain Satellite
Verde
FIRE
350
acres
17.1 mi
N of Scottsdale, AZ
75%
contained
UNKNOWN
Last Updated:
2 weeks ago
Incident #:
2020-NWCG-7055
Fire Start:
Friday, August 21, 2020 7:00 AM MST

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Verde Fire

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

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Friday August 21st, 2020 approx. 02:00 PM
Location:
The Verde Fire on the Cave Creek Ranger District is a wildfire burning 1 mile south of Sheep Bridge. The fire is burning near FS Road 479
Coordinates:
34.058, -111.723
Size (Acres):
350
Containment:
75%
Fuels Involved:
Grass and Light Brush
Significant Events:
FS Road 269 (Bloody Basin) is closed east of FS Road 24 (Seven Springs) but remains open west of FS Road 24.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
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.