Doce Fire: Crews working to gain full control on Prescott wildfire

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

The human-caused Doce Fire erupted June 18, 2013 near the Granite Mountain Wilderness.

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

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

Eighty-one personnel, including two hand crews, 10 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 over $7.1 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.

Granite Basin Road remains closed to the public. Residents with proper identification can only access the road.

 
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