Doce Fire Update June 20 8 AM
Incident: Doce Fire Wildfire
Location: 8 miles northwest of Prescott: burning in Granite Mountain Wilderness
Size: 6,379 acres based on last night’s infrared flight (7,500 acres previously reported)
Percent Contained: 0%
Cause: Human, under investigation.
Number of Resources: 614 personnel including: 21 hand crews, 27 engines, 11 water tenders, 1 dozer, and 4 helicopters
Injuries to Date: 0
Estimated Cost to Date: $1,000,000 primarily due to aviation assets in use
A community meeting is planned for tonight (6/20/13) starting at 6:00 pm at the Ruth Street Theatre located in the Prescott High School’s auditorium. Parking will be directed to the south parking lot and adjacent lots across the street. The incident management team and representatives from the Prescott National Forest will provide detailed information and answer questions about the fire’s status and ongoing suppression efforts. Please join us.
Additional phones lines have been established at the incident command post to provide fire information. These phones numbers are listed above.
Planned Activities: Crews will focus suppression efforts on both the east and west flanks of the fire today, constructing dozer and hand line directly up against or at a safe distance from the fire’s edge. Burnout operations to reinforce the effectiveness of the constructed lines may also occur as conditions allow. Firefighters are assessing structure protection needs in all evacuated subdivisions, constructing indirect fireline and installing sprinklers as needed.
No structures have been lost and no further evacuations ordered. Firefighters remain on alert for hot, dry windy conditions that may affect the fire’s behavior and direction of growth.
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. Residents from neighborhoods north of the intersection of Williamson Valley and Outer Loop Road should plan additional travel around the road closure areas.
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.