Phoenix, AZ (5/12/18) - Firefighters are making excellent progress on the Viewpoint Fire and have the blaze 80% contained.
Over the next few days, firefighters will monitor the fire’s perimeter to ensure stability under the windy conditions. They will also patrol for hot spots and continue with mop up efforts.
Investigators confirmed Friday’s fast-moving fire is human caused, however, the source of the fire has not yet been determined.
Yesterday’s fire destroyed two homes in the Poquito Valley-area, 12 structures, four RV travel trailers, and six vehicles.
Roughly 140 firefighters remain assigned to Viewpoint.
The Viewpoint Fire started late Friday morning and quickly ran through dry grasses and brush with help from the gusty winds. Firefighters had forward progress stopped on the fire around 4:30 pm, roughly five hours after the initial report was called into the Arizona Interagency Dispatch Center.
As a reminder, Stage II Fire Restrictions are in place in Yavapai County on state-owned and managed lands and throughout the Prescott National Forest. Absolutely no campfires are allowed, no target shooting or discharging of weapons, and no fireworks are permitted.
The safety of our firefighters and our residents is our number one priority, therefore restrictions will remain in place, until we feel conditions are improving and it is safe to do so.