Doce Fire Update June 19 - 8:00pm
Incident: Doce Fire Wildfire
Fire Information: 928-777-5682
Location: 8 miles northwest of Prescott: burning in Granite Mountain Wilderness
Number of Resources: 614 personnel including:
21 hand crews, 27 engines, 11 water tenders,
1 dozers, and 4 helicopters
Size: Approximately 7,500 acres (more precise mapping will occur tonight from an infrared flight)
Percent Contained: 0
Cause: Human, under investigation.
Injuries to Date: 0
Tony Sciacca’s Southwest Area Type I Incident Management Team assumed management of the fire this morning.
Additional resources have been ordered to suppress the fire and will be staging out of the incident command post established at the Prescott High School.
Crews made progress establishing a safe anchor point and constructing indirect fireline on the east and west flanks of the fire, while homes in the subdivisions north of the fire were assessed and prepped with sprinklers for protection.
No structures have been lost and no further evacuations have been necessary.
A community meeting is planned for Thursday, June 20 at 6:00 pm in the Ruth Theatre located at Prescott High School Auditorium. The incident management team will provide an update on fire suppression efforts and answer questions from the public. Please join us.
The areas of Granite Basin Homes, Black Jack, Camp Anytown, Sundown Acres, Cielo Grande, Old Stage Acres, south half of Mint Creek Wash and American Ranch remain evacuated. Neighborhoods in the Williamson Valley corridor are on notice for potential evacuation.
Iron Springs Road south of the fire between the intersection with Williamson Valley Road and Conteras Road is closed to the public. Williamson Valley Road east of the fire between Pioneer Parkway and Outer Loop Road is also closed to the public.
Fire Closure Update: The entire area of the Doce Fire is closed to public access. 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.
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