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Firefighters extinguish 5-acre brush fire north of PV Saturday

Central Yavapai Fire District firefighters quickly extinguished a 5-acre brush fire Saturday after sparks from a welding job on a fence ignited grasses near homes north of Prescott Valley.

CYFD Battalion Chief Gary Cordes said firefighters, who responded to the blaze at 2:30 p.m., reported that a 10-mph wind moved fast through the light grass near the intersection of Knobbi Hill Road and Poquito Valley Road north of the Viewpoint subdivision near Highway 89A.

Cordes added that the flames got within 50 feet of some trailers, boats and structures in the small residential area before firefighters successfully knocked out the fire.

"Some properties were at risk," Cordes said.

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