Doce Fire Update June 23 6:15 PM
Incident: Doce Fire Wildfire
Fire Start Date: Tuesday June 18, 2013
Location: 7 miles northwest of Prescott; burning in Granite Mountain Wilderness
Size: 6,767 acres
Percent Contained: 50 percent. Full containment expected June 26
Cause: Human, under investigation
Number of Resources: 650 personnel including: 16 hand crews, 22 engines, 5 water tenders, 2 dozers and 4 helicopters
Injuries to Date: 1 (minor eye abrasion)
Estimated Cost to Date: $5,328,871
All residential evacuations have now been lifted. The Prescott National Forest emergency fire closure and Stage II fire restrictions remain in place. Granite Basin Road remains closed to the public and can only be accessed by residents with valid identification and proof of residency.
Residents returning to their homes are urged to be cautious. Firefighters and apparatus continue to work in the area. Flare-ups are possible along the fire perimeter.
Today’s Activities: Firefighters continued rehabilitation of fire lines. On the northwest flank, crews resumed building direct fire line in steep terrain, after spiking out nearby last night. On the eastern side, helicopters again dumped water and foam above Granite Basin Lake to stop fire from backing downhill. Crews continued to monitor the fire in some of the less active areas around the southern flank. A mobile retardant base was established on the northeastern side to provide helicopters a nearby dip site. The night crews transitioned to a swing shift this afternoon.
Fire Closure Update: The entire area of the Doce Fire is closed to public access, including the Doce Pit Road off Iron Springs Road. The closure area can be viewed at the Prescott National Forest webpage at: www.fs.usda.gov/prescott
Individuals who may have seen suspicious activity related to the Doce Fire are asked to contact Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations at (928) 527-3508 or 3509.