The LORD says,
“I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name.”
—Psalm 91:14, NLT
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This was the scene last night at a wildfire that is burning very close to where we live. Yesterday, one day after Yavapai County ordered no burning whatsoever up here in northern Arizona, this wildfire broke out in Prescott, which is adjacent to where we live in Chino Valley. The Doce fire (aka Dosie fire) as it is called is about 20 miles to the southeast of us. All afternoon and evening we could clearly see the immense clouds of smoke from our front windows.
Although Rick and I and our neighbors and friends are not in immediate danger, we live in a very windy area. That wind made the fire spread quickly, which caused many mandatory evacuations yesterday. Right now it is very calm outside but the pattern for months has shown that the wind will kick up soon and continue throughout the day. The report this morning is that about 5000 acres have been burned so far.
Please pray for all the firefighters who are trying to contain this fire and for the emergency personnel who have been called to treat any injuries. Also, pray that there are no personal injuries or worse from this fire.
The Red Cross in Prescott has set up a shelter for evacuees, and since this is also horse country, they have also set up a shelter for their horses.
You can read more about the Doce fire and view more photos at:
Thank you for all your prayers! I’ll keep you updated as I learn more.