A residential fire on Clover Leaf Ranch Rd in Camp Verde yesterday.
On June 17,
2020 at 14:30 in the afternoon Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District Stations 81 and Stations 82 along with Verde Valley Fire and Sedona Fire were dispatched to a residential fire at 2870 Cloverleaf Ranch Road.
Emergency crews arrived on scene to find a single story residence with fire and smoke coming from the North end of the structure. The home owners and occupants were able to self-extricate without injury from the structure prior to emergency crews arrival, although five pets were still inside of the structure at the time of emergency crews arrival. Fire had vented through the roof at the North end of the structure upon emergency crews arrival. Fire crews made an interior fire attack on the structure to find a well seated attic fire which had spread through most of the attic space. With an aggressive fire attack crews were eventually able to bring the fire under control, keeping it from burning completely through the attic.
During the incident crews were able to locate one dog, a cat, a snake and two giant black scorpions and remove them safely from the structure. The dog did require some treatment from emergency crews on scene, while all of the other animals pulled from the fire were doing well and did not require and kind of treatment, unfortunately one cat is still missing. It took crews approximately one hour to bring this fire under control. The Prescott National Forest Service was also dispatched to this call, due to the proximity of heavy vegetation, the Verde River and the high sustained winds. Unfortunately the home did sustain heavy damage and the home owners and occupants are displaced at this time. The American Red Cross was dispatched to the scene to assist with temporary lodging for the homes occupants. There were no injuries to fire crews or the occupants of the home reported at this incident. Emergency crews remained on scene for several hours to complete salvage and overhaul.
CCFMD would like to thank all the agencies involved and that responded to this incident. The cause of this fire is still under investigation at this time.
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority