Well, gang, DH and I have a little cabin in Prescott's Highland Pines subdivision near a 600-acre forest fire that started earlier today. At the moment, it appears to be moving away from us, but the authorities have alerted subdivision residents to be ready to evacuate.
Please pray that the wind doesn't shift!
June 18, 2013
6/18/2013 11:50:00 AM
Breaking News: Doce fire evacuations ordered
The Forest Service puts the coordinates of the fire's start south of Iron Springs Road, east of Contreras.Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier
A slurry bomber makes a run at the Doce Fire.+ view more photosJoanna Dodder Nellans
The Daily Courier
UPDATE 4:08 p.m.
Authorities are evacuating areas near the Granite Basin Recreation Area just west of Prescott because of the Doce wildfire that ignited about 11:30 a.m. today.
The latest estimate on the fire size is 600 acres as of 3 p.m., with active movement to the northeast onto Granite Mountain and Little Granite Mountain. Several dozen homes are located about a mile east of the rocky Granite Mountain in Granite Basin.
Approximately 250 firefighters are on the ground.
Mandatory evacuations are taking place for approximately 30-40 homes on private inholdings and Forest Service leases in the Granite Basin Recreation Area, homes next to the Alto Pit OHV Area, and Camp Anytown off Granite Basin Road, Yavapai County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said at 1 p.m.
The Sheriff's Office has conducted Reverse 9-1-1 calls to residents of the Wildwood Estates and Highland Pines subdivisions to alert them that they might need to evacuate soon, D'Evelyn said. They each have about 250 to 300 homes.
More at: http://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?Sec...ticleID=120333