Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
Login or Register

PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- Fire officials are urging residents northwest of Prescott to consider buying flood insurance as a wildfire burns in the area.

The Doce Fire has charred nearly 11 square miles of dense brush and timber in the Granite Mountain Wilderness. More than 460 homes in the valleys below have been evacuated.

The lack of vegetation creates a major risk of flooding. Officials have said that many insurance policies take effect 30 days after they're purchased and want residents to think ahead.

The blaze was 15 percent contained Friday, three days after it started. It has cost $3.2 million to fight so far, largely because of air support.

Incident commander Tony Sciacca says wind gusts of up to 30 mph will continue to challenge firefighters throughout the weekend.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention ArizonaSports.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation with all fans of Arizona sports teams by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing Arizona Sports (KTAR) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus