Fire Service Industry News: Arizona Wildfire Raises Concern for Community Safety

The recent Doce Fire, just west of Prescott, highlights the threat to homes and property in communities across Arizona. According to news reports, the fire has burned more than 7,500 acres in Prescott National Forest and has prompted several hundred residents to evacuate in a number of nearby neighborhoods. Dry and windy conditions continue to contribute to an outbreak of wildfires across the state and much of the west, including New Mexico, California and Colorado; many homes and commercial properties remain under threat. Many local residents, however, have already taken steps to reduce their wildfire risk. Using proven principles for wildfire safety, 51 communities in Arizona have part...

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