Officials lift several evacuations stemming from Doce Fire

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by Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on June 22, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 25 at 4:00 PM

Doce Fire
Location:
7 miles northwest of Prescott; burning in Granite Mountain Recreation
Started:
Tuesday, June 18, 11:30 a.m.
Size:
6,732 acres
Containment:
40%
Resources:
2 Type 1 Air Tankers, 4 Helicopters, 21 Hand Crews, 27 Engines, 11 Water Tenders, 1 Dozer
Cause:
Human
Cost:
$3,391,708
Fuels:
Manzanita and Chaparral
Behavior:
The fire continues to be active with winds pushing the fire north into the Williamson Valley Corridor. Several areas have been evacuated, but no structures have been lost and no injuries
Evacuations:
Granite Basin homes, Black Jack, Camp Anytown, Old Stage Acres
On notice for evacuation:
Neighborhoods in Williamson Valley
On notice for evacuation:
Neighborhoods in Williamson Valley
Evacuee shelters:
Evacuation center at Yavapai College and for livestock at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) -- Fire managers have decided to lift evacuations for some neighborhoods affected by a blaze in Arizona's Granite Mountain Wilderness.
 
As of Saturday evening, residents in the Williamson Valley Road area will be allowed to return home. That includes the American Ranch, Sundown Acres, Cielo Grande, Stazinski Road and Mint Creek Ranch neighborhoods.

Evacuations will remain in place for Granite Basin and a few other areas.

In all, the Doce Fire forced the evacuation of more than 460 homes after it started Tuesday northwest of Prescott.

Firefighters focused Saturday on bolstering fire lines. They have contained 40 percent of the fire despite the hot, dry conditions.

The fire has charred almost 11 square miles.

A community meeting will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Ruth Street Theater.

Crews are also battling a fire in eastern Arizona that has charred more than 2 square miles. The Rock Creek Fire is not threatening any structures.

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