Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has declared a state of emergency for Yavapai County in the wake of the fast-growing Doce Fire northwest of Prescott.
Brewer signed the declaration of emergency Thursday, making $100,000 available from the governor's state emergency fund and authorizing the state adjutant general to mobilize the Arizona National Guard to protect life and property.
Federal Emergency Management Agency approved Arizona's request for a Fire Management Assistance Grant and makes available federal funding to reimburse 75 percent of the state's costs for fire suppression and related actions, such as evacuations and sheltering operations.
The declaration directs the following actions:
The Doce Fire was 0 percent contained and had burned nearly 6,500 acres by Thursday morning. It has threatened a number of homes and communities.
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