High winds a concern for wildfire near Prescott

June 19, 2013

Firefighters in north central Arizona are concerned about high winds whipping the flames of the Doce Fire on Wednesday. 

The area, about eight miles northwest of Prescott, is under a Red Flag warning for high winds and low humidity, according to meteorologist Valerie Myers of the National Weather Service.

"There is a Red Flag Warning that is in effect today for the area of Prescott and of course the area of the Doce Fire, which that Red Flag Warning in in affect from 10 a.m. this morning until 7 p.m. tonight," Myers said.

The Doce Fire has grown to about 7,000 acres as of Wednesday morning after breaking out just before noon Tuesday. In some places the flames got within 400 yards of homes.

No structures have been lost to the human-caused fire, which is under investigation.

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