|A terrible event today in my small town....|
|Still not under control as of tonight.|
|So far over 6000 acres have burned.|
|Hundreds of homes have been evacuated.|
Many of the people in this area have horses or other livestock. The rodeo grounds have kindly offered their help as a safe place for animals.
|The fire was started near the base of Granite Mountain, a nature preserve with many hiking trails. Speculation that it was likely caused by man.|
|Planes have been flying over all day dumping fire repellent.|
Over 200 firefighters are on the ground.
|Most of these photos are from the Prescott Daily Courier submitted by local residents.|
|The fire is about 8 miles from my house. This is looking over the next hill in my neighborhood.|
|I'm telling you, it is dry here. We haven't had rain since January. The trees are crispy and brittle.|