Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
General News

Prescott AZ Wildfire Engulfs 5000 Acres (Update 11 pm PDT)


Related Topic(s): ; ; ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H4 6/18/13

Become a Fan
  (86 fans)

Doce fire, Prescott AZ, approx 3 pm.
(Image by Meryl Ann Butler)
  Permission   Details   DMCA
- Advertisement -
br />
UPDATE, 11 pm, 06.18.13: The Prescott National Forest office said that the Doce fire is now approximately 5000 acres in size, with 0% containment. They list the cause as human. Resources Committed/Ordered: 2 Type 1 Air Tankers, 2 Helicopters, 10 Crews, 10 Engines. The Southwest Area Type I Incident Management Team under Tony Sciacca will arrive Wednesday, June 19 to assume management of the fire. They note also that the fire continues to be active with winds pushing the fire north into the Williamson Valley Corridor.  Several areas have been evacuated, but no structures have been lost and no injuries. NOTE: original title was "Prescott AZ Wildfire Engulfs 500 Acres," title was updated to reflect new information.

Firefighters battle a blaze that began just before noon on Tuesday just outside Prescott, AZ and homeowners have been evacuated.

The fire started near the Doce Pit and is therefore named the Doce Fire.

According to ABC news, "Winds gusting to 22 mph pushed the flames across a state highway and the fire was at 20 acres by early Tuesday afternoon. That triggered mandatory evacuations for homeowners in the Granite Basin area and people in the Alto Pit Recreation Area."

- Advertisement -
Over 500 acres have been engulfed. (Please note in update above: as of 11 pm total was raised to over 5000 acres.)

The main road out of town to the west, Iron Springs Rd.,  has been closed beyond the Williamson Valley intersection. A number of emergency vehicles  from other areas have been heading toward the fire.


Doce fire, Prescott AZ, approx 3 pm.
(Image by Meryl Ann Butler)
  Permission   Details   DMCA
- Advertisement -


The Prescott Airport Tower Webcam shows live images at:  click here

See readers submitted photos on ABC website here: click here


Doce fire, Prescott AZ, at ABC15.com
(Image by abc15.com/gallery/news/news_photo_gallery/doce-fire-breaks-out-tuesday-afternoon-near-prescott)
  Permission   Details   DMCA


 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

Meryl Ann Butler Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; , Add Tags
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The Bizarre Theft of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski's Miracle Cancer Cure

Mysterious Bayou Sinkhole Continues to Cave In: Radiation, Hydrocarbons Detected

Relentless Bayou Corne Sinkhole Nearly 30 Times Original Size (UPDATED with Cave-In Video)

Sex, Love, and Jesus: A Few Surprises in the Easter Basket

2012: Armageddon or Quantum Leap? Gregg Braden's Answer-Fractal Time

California Fire Update: Station Fire 1:30 pm, Pacific Time 8-28-09