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East Fork fire intensity downgraded, firefighters still monitoring

East Fork fire intensity downgraded, firefighters still monitoring

East Fork fire intensity downgraded, firefighters still monitoring

As fire activity picked up a bit on Tuesday, Prescott said firefighters actually got closer to the fire's perimeter and are moving around the blaze as needed.

Law enforcement responded to the area and is investigating the incident.

More than 800 firefighters were battling the blaze burning in communities around Prescott, a mountain city that draws a mix of desert dwellers escaping the heat, retirees and visitors to its famed Old West-themed Whiskey Row.

The fire started Saturday from an unknown cause.

Ducey spokesman Patrick Ptak said Thursday that the governor would be meeting with fire officials and evacuees.

Today's declaration directs $200,000 of emergency funds to the fire suppression efforts and makes eligible reimbursements for emergency response and recovery costs.

California's largest fire, covering almost 10 square miles (26 sq. kilometres ) in Riverside County, is 86 per cent contained.

It was nine days ago, a man in the states of Utah was burning weed in his backyard, which sparked a little fire, with adding the wind now the little fire transform into massive sets of wildfires that burnt down 67 square miles and left thousands homeless.

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Central Arizona Fire Chief Scott Freitag said the incident command team had requested his agency initiate a general recall, which calls all off-duty employees to work, Wednesday for structure protection duty.

Elsewhere across the western U.S., Utah firefighters braced for more high winds as they tried to slow a stubborn wildfire that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people from a ski resort town.

Elsewhere across the western US, a fire in the foothills north of Los Angeles was burned right up to homes before the blaze was beaten back.

"Once arriving, Brush 10 and its staff will check into the staging location where they will then be assigned out to a fire", East Fork Fire Marshal Steve Eisele said.

Crews are still doing a bit more work on the ENSTAR natural gas line easement that's serving as a fuel break, along with another fuel break that was created from the fire's southwest corner about 2 1/2 miles south to the pipeline.

2012 was the third worst year for wildfires, with 9.2 million acres (37231.1 square km) burned, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

"Fires are a very, very personal thing", Yavapai County Emergency Management Coordinator Denny Foulk said. "So please understand that while we send firefighters into hard places, there are places we will not go".

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