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Gov. Jan Brewer Thursday declared an emergency in Yavapai County where the Doce Fire has burned 11 square miles and forced the evacuation of Prescott neighborhoods. She also authorized mobilization of the National Guard. Meanwhile, a small brush fire in Round Valley underscored the danger that also faces Rim Country.

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Prescott threatened ... while Rim Country cringes

Firefighters, helicopters, airplane quickly snuff Round Valley brush fire

All it took was a resident flipping on a metal cutting torch Tuesday to ignite a Round Valley front yard, spurring the deployment of an airplane, helicopter and multiple firefighting crews and engines.


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