Verde
FIRE
2,735
acres
20 mi
E of Phoenix, AZ
2 months
time burning
UNKNOWN
Last Updated: 1 month ago
Incident #: NWCG-6506
Fire Start: Saturday, August 3, 2019 1:00 PM MST

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 2 months ago

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

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