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Fire Facts:

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 3 helicopters. Note: Resources are being reassigned or released to get ready for future fires.
Injuries to Date: 1 (minor eye abrasion)
Estimated Cost to Date: $5,328,871

General Announcements:
All residential evacuations on private property have 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.

Fire Conditions and Weather: Red Flag Warning is in effect for the Prescott area. All residents should be extremely careful and follow the restrictions for the forest. No fires allowed and smoking is only allowed inside buildings or vehicles. Relative Humidity remains low with winds gusting from the south gusting to 35MPH causing the need for the Red Flag Warning.

Fire Closure Update: Alto Pits and Dosie Pit areas remain closed. Granite Basin road and the Black Jack community is open to property owners with proof of residency only. Recreation residences managed under permit by the Prescott National Forest remain closed. Contreras road remains closed between Iron Springs and Tonto road. The closure area map can be viewed at the Prescott National Forest webpage at:

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 dropped 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. The night crews transitioned to a swing shift this afternoon.

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.
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