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Firefighters quickly defeat wildfire south of city

Firefighters quickly surrounded a half-acre wildfire about six miles south of Prescott Monday.

A report of smoke came in about 1 p.m. and despite having to locate the remote fire and hike into it, the Prescott National Forest's Prescott Hotshots and Walker Fire Department firefighters had it surrounded by 4 p.m., forest spokesperson Debbie Maneely said.

The Sundance fire was located in ponderosa pines on private land surrounded by the national forest near the intersection of Walker Road and Senator Highway.

The cause was unknown by press time, although it was likely human-caused since no lightning struck the region Monday. Maneely also had not heard whether the landowner was on site or not.

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