Wildfire west of Prescott grows slightly

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by Associated Press

Video report by Steve Ryan

Posted on June 23, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 24 at 3:09 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) -- A wildfire burning west of Prescott has grown slightly in size as authorities have lifted evacuation orders for hundreds of homes.

The 10-square-mile Doce fire grew by about 30 acres from Saturday to Sunday morning. It was 40 percent contained.

Authorities had lifted evacuations for some neighborhoods on late Saturday afternoon.

Four hundred sixty-five homes were evacuated, and all but 18 are being allowed to return home.

Crews planned to attack the fire Sunday by confronting the blaze in rugged, rocky terrain on the fire's northern flank and by continuing to station firefighters near the previously evacuated homes to guard against any restart in the fire.

Investigators said the Doce Fire was human caused but haven't determined the exact source.

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