Wildfire evacuations lifted in Yavapai County's Walker area - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Wildfire evacuations lifted in Yavapai County's Walker area

none none
PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ (CBS5/AP) -

Firefighters have made significant progress in keeping a small fire from spreading as it burned in ponderosa pine in the Prescott National Forest.

Firefighters from several agencies were able to secure a perimeter around the Boundary Fire to keep it under 2 acres, said forest spokeswoman Debbie Maneely. 

The U.S. Forest Service was using a water-dropping helicopter on the fire.

The wildfire started about 9:30 a.m. and the alert was issued about 10:30 a.m. through the CodeRED emergency alert system.

It was declared contained, and the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office lifted evacuations Tuesday afternoon.

The fire started Tuesday morning near Walker. That's an area about 10 miles southeast of Prescott and about six miles south of Lynx Lake. The area has both seasonal and full-time homes.

The Red Cross set up a temporary evacuation center in Prescott as a precaution, but it was closed after a few hours.

Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Wildfire breaks out near Prescott
View Larger Map
  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • NFL to require all on-field players to stand for national anthem

    NFL to require all on-field players to stand for national anthem

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:33 PM EDT2018-05-23 16:33:08 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:19:56 GMT

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that players on the field who do not stand and "show respect" during the national anthem will be subject to discipline. 

    More >>

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that players on the field who do not stand and "show respect" during the national anthem will be subject to discipline. 

    More >>
  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:43:09 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:35:19 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>
  • Police: Florida man climbs playground equipment, tells kids where babies come from

    Police: Florida man climbs playground equipment, tells kids where babies come from

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:33:23 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:05:53 GMT

    Police said a Florida man was arrested after using inappropriate language to explain where babies come from to a group of kids at a playground.

    More >>

    Police said a Florida man was arrested after using inappropriate language to explain where babies come from to a group of kids at a playground.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly