Fire at transfer station
CAMP VERDE -- Just before 6 p.m. Saturday, a fire ignited in a slash pile at the Camp Verde waste transfer station on SR 260. Camp Verde Fire District crews plus firefighters from the Prescott National Forest and Coconino Forest crews responded to the wildland assignment.
Fire crews found a large slash pile fully involved, which had also extended to other piles, for a total of about 1 to 2 acres of total burn area. It was determined that a small spot fire had started on the west slash pile. That secondary fire was extinguished. A defensive stance was taken on the fire and lookouts were established on all sides of the fire to monitor for other spot fires while crews allowed the main body of fire to continue to burn to eliminate the fuel source.
The area was turned over to county officials about 11 p.m. to be monitored for the rest of the night and final extinguishment and mop up was completed the following morning through the afternoon.
The brush fire was finally dead out by 2:30 Sunday afternoon.