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Lightning-Caused Casner Fire Is 50-Percent Contained North Of Camp Verde

The lightning-caused Casner Fire is now 50-percent contained and has burned around 75 acres. The fire started Tuesday at around 10:50 a.m. in the southern portion of the Coconino National Forest, north of the Beaver Creek Wilderness, and east of Interstate-17. The fire quickly burned in open country. Air resources and two hot shot crews were ordered and went to work on the fire. Soon after arriving, a strong thunderstorm moved over the fire and dropped a significant amount of rainfall on the wildfire. The fire is showing minimal smoldering within the perimeter with no smoke. Crews will work today to securing the fire’s perimeter. No structures were threatened.