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Cattle are seen here grazing along a highway near Prescott, Ariz., on June 18, while the 'Doce' fire burns in the background.
County sheriff's officials say the quickly spreading wildfire began midday Tuesday near the Doce Pit about eight miles northwest of Prescott.
At one point, wind gusts of up to 22 mph pushed the fire from 20 acres to about 200 within an hour.
The size of the fire now stands at 2,000 acres, and has forced the evacuation of about 10 homes as it continues to burn away from heavily populated areas.