At about 6 AM on November 17, 2018 Prescott Fire Dept. Dispatch received a 911 call for a structure fire at United Christian Youth Camp located in the 1400 block of Paradise Valley Road. Initial arriving units on scene found a chapel meeting area that was fully involved with fire extending up into the trees. The building, which was about 1500 square feet and was built in 1988, had no occupants inside and was found by a local camper who initiated the call to 911. The fire department had a knockdown on the fire in about 20 to 30 minutes. At the point of this press release, about 9 AM, the fire department was still working on extinguishing the last of the hotspots.
At this point in time, it is unknown what actually caused the fire but fire department crews were able to protect the area where it seems the fire started for investigators to determine the cause. That investigation is still ongoing.