Fire at Prescott Valley construction site forces evacuations

An apartment complex was evacuated Monday morning in Prescott Valley after a fire sparked at a building under construction.

Police say the fire broke out on the south side of Florentine Road at Main Street, at the Legado apartment complex.

"The wooden structure, currently under construction, comprised of about 350,000 square feet, burned quickly, with the flames burning about 150 feet in the air," police said.

No injuries were reported. Police estimate the fire caused $60 million worth of damage.

Several buildings at the nearby Talking Glass Apartments were evacuated. Most residents have since been let back into their homes.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

On April 2, officials with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced that their national response team is helping local authorities in the aftermath of the fire.


Building A residents at Talking Glass Apartments.

Building B, C and N residents have been allowed back into their homes.

An evacuation center was set up at Bradshaw Mountain High School East campus.

Road closures

  • Florentine Road at Lake Valley Road
  • Florentine Road at Main Street
  • Florentine Road at Glassford Hills Road
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An apartment complex was evacuated on April 1 in Prescott Valley after a fire sparked at a parking garage under construction. (Central Arizona Fire and Medical)

Map of where the fire happened