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Small wildfire handled near Doce Pit

Monsoonal conditions prevent fire from spreading too quickly

Flames pop up intermittently as a small wildland fire started at the western end of Doce Pit Road north of Prescott Tuesday, August 14, 2018.  (Les Stukenberg/Courier)

Photo by Les Stukenberg.

Flames pop up intermittently as a small wildland fire started at the western end of Doce Pit Road north of Prescott Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Les Stukenberg/Courier)

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A wildland fire crew arrives as a small wildland fire started at the western end of Doce Pit Road north of Prescott Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Les Stukenberg/Courier)

Several fire agencies assisted in managing a small wildland fire west of Prescott in the Doce Pit area of the Prescott National Forest Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 14.

Prescott Fire Department and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority initially responded to help locate the fire at about 4 p.m.

“We found that there was about a two-acre fire on the side of a hill between Doce Pit Road and Iron Springs Road,” said Prescott Fire Marshall Don Devendorf. “The fire wasn’t really doing anything, because it’s nice and green down there.”

The Prescott National Forest and Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management arrived shortly after and assigned two hand crews to the incident.

Though Devendorf left the scene before seeing the fire extinguished, the hope when he left was that inclement weather would help put the fire out.

“[The fire] was in the middle of nowhere, there were no structures threatened and there was rain in three different directions, so the hope was that the rain would come in and assist them with their suppression efforts,” he said.

Personnel with the Prescott National Forest are currently working the fire and could not be reached at this time to communicate how they're managing it.

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