Firefighters now have the Viewpoint Fire 80% contained as of Saturday afternoon. The fire has been determined to be human caused, yet it's still unknown as to the actual source of the fire. Two primary homes, 12 other structures, 4 RV travel trailers, and 6 vehicles were destroyed in the fire.
Around 1pm, Friday, May 11th, fire crews responded to a brush fire burning off the 89A at milepost 322, just 9 miles south of Chino Valley. The fire is burning through dry vegetation, including grasses and brush, and being fanned by the gusty winds. Structures are threatened, and fire personnel are working with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office to evacuate residents along N. Poquito Valley Road, just north of Acre Way.