Doce Fire now fully contained

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- The Doce Fire burning in the Prescott National Forest is now fully contained.

Fire officials said Thursday that the 6,767 acre blaze is experiencing only minor activity, with isolated smoldering taking place in unburned pockets on the eastern side of the fire.

Firefighters will continue to patrol and mop-up, while work to restore the areas impacted by suppression activities is under way.

Recent rainfall has helped with the dry conditions, but fire officials remind everyone that Stage II Fire Restrictions remain in place for the Prescott National Forest.

That means people are prohibited from such activities as smoking anywhere except for an enclosed building or vehicle; using a fire, campfire, or stove fire; and discharging a firearm, air rifle or gas gun except for when on a lawful hunt.

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