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100% Contained

100% Contained

Prescott National Forest reported yesterday that the Doce Fire is now 100% contained. Click on the following link for more information: News Release.
Update as of July 4, 2013, 8:00am

Update as of July 4, 2013, 8:00am

Fire Rehab Information: 928-777-5682 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Prescott National Forest)
Post Fire Flood & Public Health/Safety: 928-771-3321 (Yavapai County Emergency Management Office)
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Fire Facts

Size: 6,767 acres
Percent Contained: 96%
Cause: Human, under investigation
Number of Resources: 79 personnel including: 2 hand crews, 10 engines, and 1 helicopter.
Injuries to Date: 1 (minor eye abrasion)
Estimated Cost to Date: $7,037,881
General Announcements:
Due to the change in the weather, the wind and or heat may produce interior pockets of vegetation within the fire to burn and be visible. These areas will be addressed and taken care of as they develop.

Ashe Whirls are often mistaken for smoke and are created by a whirl wind with cool air pushing down while hot air lifts up carrying ash with it. These can range anywhere from two feet to over a hundred feet tall and can move across roads and other types of terrain.

The Prescott National Forest emergency fire closure and Stage II fire restrictions remain in place. Granite Basin Road remains closed to the public and can only be accessed by residents with valid identification and proof of residency.

Information Numbers: The phone numbers for information related to the Doce are Forest Fire Info 928-777-5682, Yavapai County Emergency 928-771-3321.

Fire Conditions: All residents should be extremely careful and aware of fire restrictions across the southwest. No fires allowed and smoking is only allowed inside buildings or vehicles.

Fire Closure Update: Alto Pit, Dosie Pit, Granite Basin Recreation area, Williamson Valley Trailhead and Almosta Ranch area trails remain closed. Recreation residences managed under permit by the Prescott National Forest remain closed. The closure area map can be viewed at the Prescott National Forest webpage at: www.fs.usda.gov/prescott.

Today’s Activities: Firefighters continued rehabilitation and mop-up efforts. These include waterbar construction, chipping and scattering of brush, as well as clearing the fire line of snags, rotten logs and searching for underground burning roots near the fire line. Firefighters on the fire remain available for initial attack of any new local fires, and are helping with fires started by lightning.

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Update as of July 2, 2013

Update as of July 2, 2013

Fire Rehab Information: 928-777-5682 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Prescott National Forest)
Post Fire Flood & Public Health/Safety: 928-771-3321 (Yavapai County Emergency Management Office)
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Fire Facts

Location: 7 miles northwest of Prescott in Granite Mountain Wilderness
Size: 6,767 acres
Percent Contained: 96%.
Cause: Human, under investigation
Number of Resources: 90 personnel including: 2 hand crews, 6 engines, and 1 helicopter. Note: Resources are being reassigned or released to get ready for future fires.
Injuries to Date: 1 (minor eye abrasion)
Estimated Cost to Date: $6,911,000

General Announcements:
Due to the change in the weather, the wind and heat may produce interior pockets of vegetation within the fire to burn and be visible. These areas will be addressed and taken care of as they develop.
Ashe Whirls are often mistaken for smoke and are created by a whirl wind with cool air pushing down while hot air lifts up carrying ash with it. These can range anywhere from two feet to over a hundred feet tall and can move across roads and other types of terrain.

The Prescott National Forest emergency fire closure and Stage II fire restrictions remain in place. Granite Basin Road remains closed to the public and can only be accessed by residents with valid identification and proof of residency.

Information Numbers: The phone numbers for information related to the Doce are Forest Fire Info 928-777-5682, Yavapai County Emergency 928-771-3321.

Fire Conditions: All residents should be extremely careful and aware of fire restrictions across the southwest. No fires allowed and smoking is only allowed inside buildings or vehicles.

Fire Closure Update: Alto Pit, Dosie Pit, Granite Basin Recreation area, Williamson Valley Trailhead and Almosta Ranch area trails remain closed. Recreation residences managed under permit by the Prescott National Forest remain closed. The closure area map can be viewed at the Prescott National Forest webpage at: www.fs.usda.gov/prescott.

Today’s Activities: Firefighters continued rehabilitation and mop-up efforts. These include waterbar construction, chipping and scattering of brush, as well as clearing the fire line of snags, rotten logs and searching for underground burning roots near the fire line. Firefighters on the fire remain available for initial attack of any new local fires, and are helping with fires started by lightning.

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Friday, as of 8:00am

Friday, as of 8:00am

Fire Rehab Information: 928-777-5682 (Prescott National Forest)
Post Fire Flood & Public Health/Safety: 928-771-3321 (Yavapai County Emergency Management Office)
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Fire Facts

Fire Start Date: Tuesday June 18, 2013

Location: 7 miles northwest of Prescott in Granite Mountain Wilderness
Size: 6,767 acres
Percent Contained: 92%.
Cause: Human, under investigation
Number of Resources: 89 personnel including: 2 hand crews, 5 engines, and 2 helicopters. Note: Resources are being reassigned or released to get ready for future fires.
Injuries to Date: 1 (minor eye abrasion)
Estimated Cost to Date: $6,628,586

General Announcements:
Due to the change in the weather, the heat may produce interior pockets of vegetation within the fire to burn and be visible. These areas will be addressed and taken care of as they develop.

Ashe Whirls are often mistaken for smoke and are created by a whirl wind with cool air pushing down while hot air lifts up carrying ash with it. These can range anywhere from two feet to over a hundred feet tall and can move across roads and other types of terrain.

The Prescott National Forest emergency fire closure and Stage II fire restrictions remain in place. Granite Basin Road remains closed to the public and can only be accessed by residents with valid identification and proof of residency.

Information Numbers: The phone numbers for information related to the Doce Fire have changed. Please call: Forest Fire Info 928-777-5682, Yavapai County Emergency 928-771-3321.

Fire Conditions: All residents should be extremely careful and aware of fire restrictions across the southwest. No fires allowed and smoking is only allowed inside buildings or vehicles.

Fire Closure Update:  Alto Pit and Dosie Pit areas remain closed. Recreation residences managed under permit by the Prescott National Forest remain closed. The closure area map can be viewed at the Prescott National Forest webpage at: www.fs.usda.gov/prescott.

Today’s Activities: Firefighters continued rehabilitation and mop-up efforts. These include waterbar construction, chipping and scattering of brush, as well as clearing the fire line of snags, rotten logs and searching for underground burning roots near the fire line. Firefighters on the fire remain available for initial attack of any new local fires.

Wednesday, as of 8:00am

Wednesday, as of 8:00am

Fire Rehab Information: 928-777-5682 (Prescott National Forest)
Post Fire Flood & Public Health/Safety: 928-771-3321 (Yavapai County Emergency Management Office)
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Fire Start Date: Tuesday June 18, 2013
Location: 7 miles northwest of Prescott in Granite Mountain Wilderness

Size: 6,767 acres
Percent Contained: 80%. Full containment expected end of shift on Wednesday, June 26
Cause: Human, under investigation
Number of Resources: 228 personnel including: 2 hand crews, 8 engines, 1 water tenders, and 3 helicopters. Note: Resources are being reassigned or released to get ready for future fires.
Injuries to Date: 1 (minor eye abrasion)
Estimated Cost to Date: $6,285,760

General Announcements: This is the last day the Doce Fire will be managed by the Southwest Area Incident Management Team. This evening the SWA Team will be transitioning with the Arizona Central West Zone Type 3 Team headed by Dave Ramirez, Incident Commander.

The Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management is hosting a community open house today, ­­Wednesday, June 26, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fire Department/Sheriff’s Office station located in Williamson Valley at 4155 W. Outer Loop Road, Prescott, AZ.

The Prescott National Forest emergency fire closure and Stage II fire restrictions remain in place. Granite Basin Road remains closed to the public and can only be accessed by residents with valid identification and proof of residency.

Information Numbers: The phone numbers for information related to the Doce Fire have changed. Please call: Forest Fire Info 928-777-5682, Yavapai County Emergency 928-771-3321.

Fire Conditions: All residents should be extremely careful and aware of fire restrictions across the southwest. No fires allowed and smoking is only allowed inside buildings or vehicles.

Fire Closure Update:  Alto Pit and Dosie Pit areas remain closed. Recreation residences managed under permit by the Prescott National Forest remain closed. The closure area map can be viewed at the Prescott National Forest webpage at: www.fs.usda.gov/prescott.

Today’s Activities: Firefighters continued rehabilitation and mop-up efforts. These include waterbar construction, chipping and scattering of brush, as well as clearing the fire line of snags, rotten logs and searching for underground burning roots near the fire line.
Tuesday, as of 8:00am

Tuesday, as of 8:00am

Fire Information: (928) 445-1089 or (928) 445-1269
Fire Information Center Hours: 8:00am-8:00pm
Website: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3437 (may be intermittently out of service)

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Fire Facts:

Fire Start Date: Tuesday June 18, 2013
Location: 7 miles northwest of Prescott in Granite Mountain Wilderness
Size: 6,767 acres
Percent Contained: 70% – Full containment expected June 26
Cause: Human, under investigation
Number of Resources: 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.
Injuries to Date: 1 (minor eye abrasion)
Estimated Cost to Date: $5,875,675

General Announcements:
All residential evacuations on private property have been lifted.  The Prescott National Forest emergency fire closure and Stage II fire restrictions remain in place.  Granite Basin Road remains closed to the public and can only be accessed by residents with valid identification and proof of residency.

Information Numbers: Effective Wednesday June 26, new phone numbers for information related to the Doce Fire  will be in effect: Forest Fire Info 928-777-5682, Yavapai County Emergency 928-771-3321.

Fire Conditions: All residents should be extremely careful and aware of fire restrictions across the southwest. No fires allowed and smoking is only allowed inside buildings or vehicles.

Fire Closure Update: Alto Pits and Dosie Pit areas remain closed. Recreation residences managed under permit by the Prescott National Forest remain closed. Contreras Road remains closed between Iron Springs and Tonto Road. The closure area map can be viewed at the Prescott National Forest webpage at: www.fs.usda.gov/prescott.

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.

Today’s Activities: Firefighters continued rehabilitation and mop-up efforts.  These include waterbar construction, chipping and scattering of brush, as well as clearing the fire line of snags, rotten logs and searching for underground burning roots near the fire line.

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.
Recovery Community Meeting on June 26th

Recovery Community Meeting on June 26th

A post fire flooding Community Open House has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 26th from 1:00PM to 8:00PM. The meeting will be held at the Central Yavapai Fire Station / Yavapai County Sheriff Substation located at 4155 W. Outer Loop Rd (on the corner of Williamson Valley Rd and Outer Loop Road).  Please view this flyer for more information.
Monday, as of 8:00am

Monday, as of 8:00am

Fire Information: (928) 445-1089 or (928) 445-1269
Fire Information Center Hours: 8:00am-8:00pm
Website: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3437 (may be intermittently out of service)

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Fire Facts:

Fire Start Date: Tuesday June 18, 2013
Location: 7 miles northwest of Prescott; burning in Granite Mountain Wilderness
Size: 6,767 acres
Percent Contained: 50 percent. Full containment expected June 26
Cause: Human, under investigation
Number of Resources: 650 personnel including: 16 hand crews, 22 engines, 5 water tenders, 2 dozers and 3 helicopters. Note: Resources are being reassigned or released to get ready for future fires.
Injuries to Date: 1 (minor eye abrasion)
Estimated Cost to Date: $5,328,871

General Announcements:
All residential evacuations on private property have been lifted. The Prescott National Forest emergency fire closure and Stage II fire restrictions remain in place. Granite Basin Road remains closed to the public and can only be accessed by residents with valid identification and proof of residency.

Fire Conditions and Weather: Red Flag Warning is in effect for the Prescott area. All residents should be extremely careful and follow the restrictions for the forest. No fires allowed and smoking is only allowed inside buildings or vehicles. Relative Humidity remains low with winds gusting from the south gusting to 35MPH causing the need for the Red Flag Warning.

Fire Closure Update: 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. The closure area map can be viewed at the Prescott National Forest webpage at: www.fs.usda.gov/prescott.

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.

Today’s Activities: Firefighters continued rehabilitation of fire lines. On the northwest flank, crews resumed building direct fire line in steep terrain, after spiking out nearby last night. On the eastern side, helicopters again dropped water and foam above Granite Basin Lake to stop fire from backing downhill. Crews continued to monitor the fire in some of the less active areas around the southern flank. The night crews transitioned to a swing shift this afternoon.

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.
Update

Update

Acreage: 6732
Containment: 15%
Homes Evacuated: 465

No new road closures or evacuations have been announced. The next press conference will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, June 22nd at Prescott High School.

Did you know that your home may be at a greater risk of flooding as a result of the Doce Fire? Visit the Post-Fire Flood Potential web page on the Yavapai County Flood Control website for more information.
New Map of Fire Perimeter

New Map of Fire Perimeter

Click on the image below for a map of the Doce Fire indicating the latest perimeter and nearby subdivisions.
icon and link to map of fire perimeter
Update as of 8:00am on Friday, June 21st

Update as of 8:00am on Friday, June 21st

Size: 6,732 acres (increase of 350 acres due to burnout last night)
Percent Contained: 10%
Injuries to Date: 0

Click here for the full update.
Doce Pit Road Closure

Doce Pit Road Closure

Doce Pit Road is closed until further notice as of 9:00am on 6/21/2013.

Closure Map:

Update as of 8:00pm on Thursday, June 20th

Update as of 8:00pm on Thursday, June 20th

Size: 6,379 acres based on last night’s infrared flight (7,500 acres previously reported)
Percent Contained: 10%
Injuries to Date: 0

Click here for the full update.
Infrared Map of Fire Area

Infrared Map of Fire Area

Image data is as of 6/20/2013 (2013 MDT). Click image to enlarge.

New Evacuations, Fire 10% Contained

New Evacuations, Fire 10% Contained

At the 3:00pm press conference today (Thursday, June 20th), the Yavapai County Sheriff’s office announced new evacuations in the area east of Mint Creek: South of Stazenski Road, and the corner of River Bend Trail and Mint Valley Road. Previous evacuations remain unchanged, including the areas of Granite Basin Homes, Black Jack, Camp Anytown, Sundown Acres, Cielo Grande, Old Stage Acres, south half of Mint Creek Wash and American Ranch remain evacuated.

The Forest Service has announced good news, that the fire is 10% contained and reduced to a size of 6,379 acres. So far no structures have been lost and no lives have been lost. Iron Springs Road is currently being re-opened, however the speed limit has been reduced to 25 MPH in some areas. The Forest Service is working hard to contain the fire and hope to allow people to return home as soon as possible, however without a higher level of containment, they have not yet allowed people in evacuated areas to return home.
Press Conference & Community Meeting

Press Conference & Community Meeting

For fire information call: 928-445-1089 or 928-445-1269

Press Conference at Prescott High School at 3:00 p.m. for updates on the Doce Fire Community Meeting in the Ruth Street Theater located in the Prescott High School Arts Center at 1050 N. Ruth Street @ 6:00 p.m.

As information becomes available after the press conference, we will post it here.
Maps of Fire Area

Maps of Fire Area

Image data is as of 6/19/2013 (2231 MDT). Click images to enlarge.

thumbnail image and link to Google Earth map with fire perimeter  Doce Fire Infrared Map

Road Closures Blocking Mail Delivery

Road Closures Blocking Mail Delivery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2013
www.usps.com/news

The spread of the Doce Fire is impacting mail delivery today for more than 2,000 addresses in Prescott’s 86305 ZIP Code area.

Postal customers on routes normally accessed via Williamson Valley Road and Outer Loop Road are affected as a result of authorities’ closure of those roads.

Affected customers’ mail will be held at the Prescott Main Post Office, 442 Miller Valley Rd., and may be picked up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Customers are asked to present photo identification to obtain their mail. The Post Office’s phone number is 928-778-1895.

Future delivery decisions will be made after consulting with local emergency managers.

Contact: Heather Dvorak-Lain
928-778-1895
Peter Hass
602-223-3649
phass1@uspscom

Evacuation Orders & Road Closures Remain

Evacuation Orders & Road Closures Remain

There are no changes to the evacuation orders. All evacuation orders remain in place. The areas of Granite Basin Homes, Black Jack, Camp Anytown, Sundown Acres, Cielo Grande, Old Stage Acres,  Mint Creek Wash and American Ranch remain evacuated.

Road closures remain the same: Iron Springs south of the fired between the intersection with Williamson Valley Road and Conteras Road is closed to the public. Williamson Valley Road east of the fire between Pioneer Parkway and Outer Loop Road is closed to the public.

A press conference will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Prescott High School and a Community Meeting will be held at the Ruth Street Theater located at Prescott High School at 6:00 p.m.

New Fire Information Phone Numbers…

New Fire Information Phone Numbers…

There have been new phone lines established for fire information:
928-445-1089
928-445-1269

Fire Update

Fire Update

Location: 8 miles northwest of Prescott: burning in Granite Mountain Wilderness
Size: 6,379 acres based on last night’s infrared flight (7,500 acres previously reported)
Percent Contained: 0%
Cause: Human, under investigation.
Number of Resources: 614 personnel including: 21 hand crews, 27 engines, 11 water tenders, 1 dozer, and 4 helicopters
Injuries to Date: 0
Estimated Cost to Date: $1,000,000 primarily due to aviation assets in use

A community meeting is planned for tonight (6/20/13) starting at 6:00 pm at the Ruth Street Theatre located in Prescott High School’s auditorium. Parking will be directed to the south parking lot and adjacent lots across the street. The incident management team and representatives from the Prescott National Forest will provide detailed information and answer questions about the fire’s status and ongoing suppression efforts. Please join us.

Additional phones lines have been established at the incident command post to provide fire information. These phones numbers are listed above.

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11:00AM Press Conference Audio

11:00AM Press Conference Audio

Please visit the following link for audio from the press conference held this morning at the Yavapai County Community Health Services at 1090 Commerce Drive in Prescott: Press Conference Audio.
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