Doce Fire: Crews work to gain full control on Prescott wildfire; containment at 96 percent

PRESCOTT, AZ - Fire crews are still working to get full containment on a different wildfire happening near Prescott, Ariz. Tuesday morning.

The human-caused Doce Fire erupted June 18, 2013 near the Granite Mountain Wilderness, a large forest where 19 members of the Granite Mountain hotshot crew were killed Sunday night battling a fire in Yarnell, Ariz.

WILDFIRE COVERAGE: Crews work to gain any containment on the Yarnell Hill Fire.

A Tuesday morning release said that the Doce Fire remains at 96% containment and 6,767 acres have been charred.

Ninety personnel, including two hand crews, six engines and a helicopter, are still on site working to contain the wildfire. Officials have been releasing crews to fight other wildfires or to prepare for future fires.

There has been only one injury battling the wildfire, a minor eye abrasion.

The estimate cost to fight the fire has increased to nearly $7 million.

Officials said firefighters will continue rehabilitation and "mop-up" efforts, which include waterbar construction, chipping an scattering of brush, as well as clearing the fire line of snags, rotten logs and burning roots.

 

 

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