Fire crews are still working to get full containment on a different wildfire happening near Prescott, Ariz. Tuesday morning.
Fire officials say the Doce Fire near Prescott is 92 percent contained as of Friday morning, and crews hope to have it fully contained in the coming days.
Fire officials say crews hope to have a wildfire near Prescott fully contained in the coming days.
Officials said Tuesday evening that the 10.5-square-mile Doce Fire in the Prescott National Forest was 80 percent contained.
Donations are still pouring in from across Arizona for residents and even their pets affected by the Doce Fire which started last Tuesday northwest of Prescott.
Fire crews battling to further contain a large wildfire in the Prescott National Forest that erupted Tuesday, June 18 said Sunday that they expect to have it fully contained by June 26th.
Many residents displaced by the Doce Fire are being allowed to return home Saturday evening.
Firefighters got a big handle on an 11-square-mile wildfire that erupted earlier this week near Prescott, announcing that it has been 40 percent contained.
High winds are keeping fire crews busy around the clock, but they are still making slow and steady progress.
That price tag to battle the Doce Fire in the Prescott National Forest, officials said, comes largely from air support used to help tame the blaze.
There are no official rules, but the first responders usually name a fire after a meadow, creek, city, or type of plant they see.
Fire officials continued to work overnight and into Saturday morning working to protect homes and subdivisions from a 10-mile-wide wildfire that sprung up 8 miles west of Prescott, and has forced the evacuation of hundreds in the area.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a Declaration of Emergency for Yavapai County as a wildfire burns for the third day.
Experts project that large wildfires will, in coming decades, be more common, last longer and consume more acreage as the climate gets warmer and often drier. This graphic shows acreage burned by state increasing from 2002 to 2012. Dark red represents more acres burned.
The Doce Fire in the Granite Mountain Wilderness near Prescott has burned 6,379 acres and is 10 percent contained, according to a Thursday afternoon news conference.
Coping with the health effects of wildfire smoke requires both community cooperation and some individual judgment and ingenuity, experts say.
Some 400 homes remain evacuated because of the Doce Fire. Red Cross shelter workers are surprised fewer than expected have shown up to spend the night.
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As crews battle the rapidly growing Doce Fire near Prescott, there are ways you can help affected residents.
Officials said Wednesday they have been able to secure the west flank of the Doce Fire, but the wind-fueled blaze is still posing a containment problem.
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