Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Cave Creek Ranger District
Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm
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.
|Current as of|
|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 latitude, -111.595 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Grass and brush