Terrain Satellite
Verde
FIRE
2,735
acres
20 mi
E of Phoenix, AZ
100%
contained
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
1 year ago
Incident #:
2019-AZTNF-001312
Fire Start:
Sunday, August 4, 2019 12:15 AM MST
Fire Unit:
US Forest Service — Tonto National Forest
Resources:
CPT 12-67

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 1 year ago

Incident Photo for the Verde Fire

The area closure for the Verde Fire was lifted August 10 at 7:00am.

The lightning caused Verde Fire was reported on Saturday, August 3rd after thunderstorms passed through the area. The fire is burning on the east side of the Verde River, near Black Mesa, approximately two miles northeast of Fort McDowell Reservation lands, and four miles east of the community of Rio Verde. The fire is burning in grass and brush in a remote area with limited road access for fire crews.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Saturday August 03rd, 2019 approx. 08:00 PM
Location:
16 miles east of Scottsdale, AZ
Incident Commander:
IC-Dane Johnson, IC Trainee-Jonathan Barrett
Coordinates:
33.729, -111.595
Size (Acres):
2,735
Containment:
100%
Fuels Involved:
Grass and brush

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Monitor

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Cave Creek Ranger District
Phone: 480-595-3300
Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm
Fire Unit Information
Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Dispatch Contact

Phoenix Interagency Fire Center | Phoenix, AZ
Phone: 480-457-1551
Website: https://www.az-phc.com/