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A DC-10 drops a load of retardant along the western edge of the Viewpoint Fire that started along Highway 89A in Prescott Valley on Friday, May 11, 2018. The fire, driven by a sustained wind, headed north into the Poquito Valley area. (Les Stukenberg/Courier)

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Fire retardant is one tool in battling wildfires, including the Woodbury Fire east of Mesa. But is the mixture of water and chemicals, including thickening agents, a danger to people and the environment?

By AMANDA SLEE, Cronkite News June 25, 2019
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Viewpoint Fire destroys 2 homes, chars 2,500-plus acres
At 6:30 p.m. Friday, Poquito Valley, Antelope Meadows residents were allowed back in homes

A wildland fire just north of Prescott Valley forced the communities of Poquito Valley and Antelope Meadows to be evacuated early Friday afternoon, but as of 6:30 p.m., residents in those areas were being allowed back into their homes.

By The Daily Courier May 11, 2018
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