Crews contain small fire in Prescott Forest

Crews contain small fire in Prescott Forest

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Crews contain small fire in Prescott Forest

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Posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Updated Thursday, May 15 at 3:25 PM

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PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) -- Firefighters have made significant progress in keeping a small fire from spreading as it burned in ponderosa pine in the Prescott National Forest.

Forest spokeswoman Debbie Maneely says firefighters from several agencies were able to secure a perimeter around the Boundary Fire to keep it under 2 acres. It was declared contained, and the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office lifted evacuations Tuesday afternoon.

The fire started Tuesday morning near Walker. That's an area about 10 miles southeast of Prescott and about six miles south of Lynx Lake. The area has both seasonal and fulltime homes.

The Red Cross set up a temporary evacuation center in Prescott as a precaution, but it was closed after a few hours.

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Progress reported in small fire in Prescott Forest

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) -- Firefighters are making significant progress in keeping a small fire from spreading as it burns in ponderosa pine in the Prescott National Forest.

Forest spokeswoman Debbie Maneely says firefighters from several agencies now have hoses positioned around the entire fire and have kept it to between 1 and 2 acres as they work toward containment.

A helicopter is dropping water on the fire, but Maneely says the incident commander is not requesting additional resources, and she says that could be a good sign.

The fire started Tuesday morning near Walker. That's an area about 10 miles southeast of Prescott and about six miles south of Lynx Lake. The area has both seasonal and fulltime homes.

The Red Cross has set up an evacuation center in Prescott as a precaution.

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