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Wildfire near Prescott, Arizona continues to grow
My Fox Phoenix ^ | June 19, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 06/19/2013 11:57:45 AM PDT by yorkie

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - A nearly 11-square-mile wildfire in Arizona's Prescott National Forest is continuing to grow as more than 500 firefighters were dispatched to battle the blaze.

According to officials, 5,088 acres have burned, bringing Tuesday's estimate from 7,000 down.

The Doce Fire just west of Prescott sparked evacuations in the neighborhoods of Granite Basin Homes, Sundown Acres, Old Stage Acres, Mint Creek, and American Ranch.

Seven people evacuated spent Tuesday night at an American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter shelter at Yavapai College. So far, 460 homes have been evacuated.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxphoenix.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: evacuations; fire; wildfire

1 posted on 06/19/2013 11:57:45 AM PDT by yorkie
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Hundreds Evacuated by Doce Fire
http://www.kfyi.com/articles/arizona-news-118695/hundreds-evacuated-by-doce-fire-11404601/

UPDATE: Doce fire now at 7,000 acres
http://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubsectionID=1&ArticleID=120358


2 posted on 06/19/2013 12:00:42 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

....and growing!

I took some pics yesterday, Yorkie, I’ll post them later.

Thanks for the thread!


3 posted on 06/19/2013 12:13:14 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Smoke was heavy and high over Sedona, yesterday - and they are saying it is even smokey in Flagstaff, from this fire.

Stay safe, BG!


4 posted on 06/19/2013 12:51:33 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

We didn’t get the smoke. Thank Heavens! Check your FRmail.

Grrrrrrrr


5 posted on 06/19/2013 12:54:36 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Brad's Gramma; yorkie; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; ...
I should have provided the link to the thread....

Wildfire Near Prescott, AZ

6 posted on 06/19/2013 8:11:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I join in prayer for everyone at risk from this tragedy!


7 posted on 06/19/2013 8:23:48 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Brad's Gramma

Praying! Stay safe!


8 posted on 06/19/2013 8:41:59 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Brad's Gramma

So I suppose you’re waiting for me to go to sleep until you post the photos, eh? Some of the more impatient of us do have to be on shift at 0’dark thirty :o)


9 posted on 06/19/2013 9:52:31 PM PDT by glock rocks (Matt 18:20)
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To: glock rocks

Bwaaaaaa..........dork.

:)


10 posted on 06/19/2013 10:14:47 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: glock rocks
Just for you, grock. NOT my pic...but it sure could've been...(this was yesterday, not long after it started. Early to mid-afternoon, I'd say this was taken).

I'm closer than this. Gulp.


11 posted on 06/19/2013 10:23:17 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


12 posted on 06/20/2013 1:39:05 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Brad's Gramma; yorkie; AZamericonnie; All

Prayers up for safety


13 posted on 06/20/2013 5:18:50 AM PDT by beachn4fun (When one is fighting evil, it is never a pretty thing.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

No worries - I think you have been more than a little busy : \

May God keep watch,
Tatt


14 posted on 06/20/2013 6:11:21 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Okay.......check in already.


15 posted on 06/20/2013 7:42:00 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: All; Brad's Gramma
Come on, FReepers! This is Brad’s Gramma who wrote, "I'm closer than this." She, of all of us, is among the most deserving to feel our support.

[So, BG, how are you doing today? Are you in the potential evacuation zone?]

16 posted on 06/20/2013 8:30:29 AM PDT by StayAt HomeMother
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Brad's Gramma

If I know her, she’s busy packing up her sewing room, just in case.

Grammy, you pay attention to where the smoke is coming from, okay? Fires here in AZ can shift direction on a moment’s notice and when they run, they run FAST!

Prayers up for you and ol’ what’s-his-name.


17 posted on 06/20/2013 8:57:41 AM PDT by HiJinx (Just kill the bill, already...)
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To: WVNan; y'all

Checking in. :)

The Feds apparently are here helping but I’ve not seen a plane drop yet on MY side of the mountain which has NOW BEGUN BURNING even more so than yesterday.

Am I the only Freeper up here I wonder??

Please pray for these firefighters that no one is hurt.

I’m having a pre-maybe-hope-it-doesn’t-happen evac party.
Any takers? :)


18 posted on 06/20/2013 12:45:42 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: FReepers

I admit I don’t know the area on the “other” side of the mountain, but a huge BLACK cloud of smoke just appeared on the NW side of the mountain.

I PRAY...please join me...that the first home isn’t burning.

It’s I think, where the evacuated homes are. I think.


19 posted on 06/20/2013 3:36:24 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Brad's Gramma; laplata

Praying!

Be safe!

Somebody on this thread, please put me on this ping list?


20 posted on 06/20/2013 3:40:59 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Stay safe, everyone!!


21 posted on 06/20/2013 3:44:11 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: pax_et_bonum

I don’t think there IS a ping list. Looks like its a BG’s periodic posting list.

:)


22 posted on 06/20/2013 3:44:49 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Just have your stuff ready if you have to run.Take food for the dog too and water.


23 posted on 06/20/2013 3:49:53 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Brad's Gramma

Okay!

I’ll just be sure to check in periodically.

Be safe!


24 posted on 06/20/2013 4:17:42 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Brad's Gramma; uglybiker

UB is over on the dry side of Mingus Mt.
I don’t know about anyone else, but then again, my stomping grounds are down here along the border!


25 posted on 06/20/2013 4:29:23 PM PDT by HiJinx (Just kill the bill, already...)
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To: HiJinx

Yet again.......thank you. You’re a good guy...don’t let ANYone tell ya otherwise!

:)


26 posted on 06/20/2013 4:42:46 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Brad's Gramma; NanaJ

One of these days it’s going to get me in trouble!

Think Nana would let me come up there and help you evac if it became necessary?

Think I could get up there in time to help, if it became necessary? I doubt it. You’re at least 5 hours away...


27 posted on 06/20/2013 4:46:36 PM PDT by HiJinx (Just kill the bill, already...)
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To: HiJinx

5 hours? Get on your bike and start peddling! :)


28 posted on 06/20/2013 4:49:33 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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http://prescottaz.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1086&ArticleID=120389

Check THIS one out.....

“Sciacca’s firefighting efforts have been hampered by the fact that the five heavy air tankers, including the DC-10, that have been working the fire have been reassigned to a fire in New Mexico.

“We still have four heavy helicopters, and they are very effective,” he noted. “Those tankers are national resources...if I need an air tanker, I’ll have to make a case (for one to be assigned).”

Asked why they all were moved, Sciacca said, “That decision is beyond my level.”


29 posted on 06/20/2013 6:55:59 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: yorkie

Did you know that the city of Prescott was named after the author of The History Of The Conquest Of Mexico? Great book.


30 posted on 06/20/2013 7:43:35 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: HiJinx; Brad's Gramma
UB is over on the dry side of Mingus Mt.

Well, I still have a house over there, but right now I'm over in E. Texas (but not by choice).

31 posted on 06/21/2013 7:29:37 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: uglybiker

Hey! There ya are!!! East Texas, huh? West would be better...but you probably already know that.

The fire’s probably, Lord willing, NOT going to go much further IN towards Prescott or towards my humble abode...


32 posted on 06/21/2013 7:33:20 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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