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Viewpoint Fire north of Prescott Valley doubles in size

The Viewpoint Fire just north of Prescott Valley has doubled in size since Friday afternoon.Earlier, fire offi...

Posted: May 13, 2018 6:21 AM
Updated: May 13, 2018 12:21 PM

The Viewpoint Fire just north of Prescott Valley has doubled in size since Friday afternoon.

Earlier, fire officials said 2,500 acres had burned. By Friday evening, they said 5,100 acres had burned. The fire was at 10 percent containment.

Two homes have been confirmed destroyed, along with possibly, three to four more – all in the Poquito Valley-area. Ten to 12 outbuildings have also been lost in the fire.

Once conditions are safe, crews will work to assess damage and confirm structure loss numbers.

Officials say the fire is burning about 9 miles south of Chino Valley.

But crews say they have stopped the forward progression of the fire.

Crews will remain on the fire overnight and into tomorrow watching for hotspots and patrolling the line.

According to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Code Red message, evacuations have been lifted.

A shelter has been set up at Yavapai College in Prescott located at 1100 E. Sheldon Street. Residents can call 928-771-3260 for assistance.

Lane restrictions may be present on State Route 89A as firefighting operations continue, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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