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.
Date of Origin:
Saturday August 03rd, 2019 approx. 08:00 PM
16 miles east of Scottsdale, AZ
IC-Dane Johnson, IC Trainee-Jonathan Barrett
Grass and brush
Cave Creek Ranger District
Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm
Fire Unit Information
Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006