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Residents in that area are in significant danger if they do not evacuate, said Marcie Slay, Public Information Officer with Yavapai County Emergency Management. Shelter has been set up Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon Street in Prescott.
Residents in the area located North of Comstock Mine Road and East of Walker Road should also be set to evacuate if needed. It’s recommended they pack emergency items in the event a mandatory evacuation notice is issued.
The fire, which crews began responding to at about 10:30 a.m., was at about 2 acres as of 11:40 a.m. Prescott National Forest crews and local fire personnel have a hand line around the fire and reported about 25 percent containment. One home has burned and preliminary information indicates the area around the home is where the fire originated, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.
The public is asked to stay out of the area until further notice.
The Courier will post updates as they are released