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Verde Fire

Unit Information

Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006

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Incident Contact

Cave Creek Ranger District
Phone: 480-595-3300
Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm

Highlighted Activity

08/09/2019 Firefighters Improve Fireline, Containment Increases – Friday, August 9, 20
Firefighters Improve Fireline, Containment Increases – Friday, August 9, 2019 Size: 2,735 acres Percent Contained: 76% Personnel: 40 Cause: Lightning Website:...
News - 08/09/2019
Map showing the Verde Fire perimeter for 8/8/2019Image options: [ Full Size ]

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

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday August 03rd, 2019 approx. 08:00 PM
Location16 miles east of Scottsdale, AZ
Incident CommanderIC-Dane Johnson, IC Trainee-Jonathan Barrett
Coordinates33.729 latitude, -111.595 longitude

Current Situation

Size2,735 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Grass and brush


Planned Actions