Camp Verde Fire District, Marshals Office look into cause of home fire

At about 6:40 p.m. Thursday, fire crews from Camp Verde Fire District were dispatched to 680 S. Highline Lane in Camp Verde for a reported fire in a single family home. VVN photo by Bill Helm

At about 6:40 p.m. Thursday, fire crews from Camp Verde Fire District were dispatched to 680 S. Highline Lane in Camp Verde for a reported fire in a single family home. VVN photo by Bill Helm

CAMP VERDE -- About 6:40 p.m. Thursday, fire crews from Camp Verde Fire District were dispatched to 680 S. Highline Lane in Camp Verde for a reported fire in a single family home.

Crews from two engines and an ambulance found a well-involved fire in the rear bedroom of the home.

There were no occupants inside the house when crews made entry.

The fire was suppressed with hand lines and water from an adjacent hydrant. CVFD received support from Verde Valley Fire District and Cottonwood Fire District, who provided additional engine companies.

Sedona Fire also sent support apparatus to refill breathing air cylinders that were depleted from the suppression efforts.

Verde Valley Ambulance Company provided its rehab vehicle for medical monitoring and hydration of the firefighters.

There were no injuries to any crew members.

The fire was declared out by 7:30 p.m. and most resources left the scene shortly afterward.

The Camp Verde Marshal's Office and personnel from Camp Verde Fire remained to begin the fire investigation.

The cause of the fire is pending but Camp Verde Marshals detectives were investigating it as suspicious. Fire Chief Terry Keller explains, "As the house has been foreclosed on and supposedly unoccupied, we are doing our due diligence to look for the cause and rule in/out suspicious origin."

The damage to the home was significant enough to render it uninhabitable.

Camp Verde Marshal's Office was attempting to make contact with the current occupants.

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