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Crews contain small fire in Prescott Forest

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — 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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