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Tuesday, as of 8:00am

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Fire Facts:

Fire Start Date: Tuesday June 18, 2013
Location: 7 miles northwest of Prescott in Granite Mountain Wilderness
Size: 6,767 acres
Percent Contained: 70% – Full containment expected June 26
Cause: Human, under investigation
Number of Resources: 481 personnel including: 10 hand crews, 14 engines, 3 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: $5,875,675

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.

Information Numbers: Effective Wednesday June 26, new phone numbers for information related to the Doce Fire  will be in effect: Forest Fire Info 928-777-5682, Yavapai County Emergency 928-771-3321.

Fire Conditions: All residents should be extremely careful and aware of fire restrictions across the southwest. No fires allowed and smoking is only allowed inside buildings or vehicles.

Fire Closure Update: Alto Pits and Dosie Pit areas remain closed. 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 and mop-up efforts.  These include waterbar construction, chipping and scattering of brush, as well as clearing the fire line of snags, rotten logs and searching for underground burning roots near the fire line.

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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