FACTS: Doce Fire threat update near Prescott, Arizona

This is the latest information about the Doce Fire from the Prescott National and U.S. Forest Service.

SIZE: 6,767 acres, 70% containment

LOCATION: 7 miles northwest of Prescott; burning near Granite Mountain Recreation. The fire continues to be active with winds pushing the fire north into the Williamson Valley Corridor.

CAUSE: Human, exact cause under investigation.

THREAT: Several hundred homes, but nothing lost yet.

CREWS:  481 personnel including: 10 hand crews, 14 engines, 3 water tenders, 2 dozers and 3 helicopters.  Note: Resources are being reassigned or released to get ready for future fires.

ESTIMATED COST TO DATE: $5.87 million

EVACUATIONS: All evacuations were lifted by Sunday night, however to get into neighborhoods residents must show identification.

ROAD CLOSURES:  Alto Pits and Dosie Pit areas remain closed. Granite Basin road and the Black Jack community is open to property owners with proof of residency only.  Recreation residences managed under permit by the Prescott National Forest remain closed. Contreras Road remains closed between Iron Springs and Tonto Road. 

Residents returning to their homes are urged to be cautious. Firefighters and apparatus continue to work in the area. Flare-ups are possible along the fire perimeter.

Individuals who may have seen suspicious activity related to the Doce Fire are asked to contact Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations at 928-527-3508 or 3509.

See photos from the Doce fire on abc15.com

 

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