Doce Fire Near Prescott Has Burned 7,000 Acres

A fire that started yesterday just outside of Prescott has now burned about 7,000 acres, and has caused evacuations in the area.

According to officials from the Prescott National Forest, the fire is human-caused.

The fire was still zero percent contained, according to the last update provided this morning, but there haven't been any injuries or damaged structures due to the fire at this point, according to the Forest Service.

The location of the fire is described as 8 miles northwest of Prescott, near the Granite Mountain Wilderness.

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The neighborhoods that have been evacuated so far are the Granite Basin Homes, Sundown Acres, Old Stage Acres, part of Mint Creek, and American Ranch, and people living in other neighborhoods nearby have been put on notice.

The Red Cross has set up a shelter at Yavapai College with 350 beds, although only 35 people showed up there yesterday.

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