Print Old Town barn burns near Sizzlin’ Salsa
Written by Jeff Wood   
Saturday, 05 May 2012 00:00

Old Town was smokin’ hot April 28, when a barn fire ignited near the Sizzlin’ Salsa street party.

Firefighters Battle the still smoking and burning pieces of a barn and several outbuildings, which burst into flames at approximately 1:45 p.m.  Saturday, April 28, on an  Old Town Cottonwood property located at the far end of North Fourth Street.The fire started around 1:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of North Main Street, quickly engulfing a barn and adjoining shed, with embers igniting brush fires in nearby fields.

The Cottonwood Fire Department, Clarkdale Fire Distract, Jerome Fire Department, Verde Valley Fire District, Arizona State Parks and the Verde Valley ambulance company sent vehicles and personnel to battle the blaze.

Firefighters brought the flames under control within 20 minutes — but not without concern about the fire spreading to nearby mobile homes and outbuildings, or the start of a wildfire near the river.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, May 2, edition of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.