Arizona's Doce fire affects people in and around Prescott

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on Jun 20, 2013

NFPA staff are keeping their eyes on the Doce Fire on the Prescott National Forest in Arizona, about 8 miles northwest of the city of Prescott. While it is growing in size (about 7,500 acres as of June 20 at 3 pm Eastern), it appears for now that its pattern is moving away from more heavily inhabited areas.

We know that Prescott, Yavapai County and surrounding lands are prime territory for Firewise Communities/USA sites and that wildfire mitigation and safety have been going on there since 1990. Many residents know that this is the time to keep aware and prepare their homes to resist ignition. Simple precautions such as moving patio furniture, mats, and other flammable items from decks and porches can help, as can sweeping away pine needles and leaf litter from the home's foundation and surfaces. See more tips from Firewise here.  And stay posted on the fire from local authorities and the InciWeb fire site. Preparation now could save your home and your life.

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