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6/19/2013 10:52:00 AM
Doce fire now at 7,000 acres
Matt HInshaw/The Daily CourierA forest service tanker drops retardant on the Doce fire near Prescott on Tuesday
Matt HInshaw/The Daily Courier
A forest service tanker drops retardant on the Doce fire near Prescott on Tuesday
Courtesy photo submitted by Warren Burdine.
Courtesy photo submitted by Warren Burdine.
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The Doce fire burning near the Granite Mountain Wilderness is still at zero percent containment and has burned 7,000 acres so far.

Today, a U.S. Forest Service Type I management team will arrive and take charge of operations.

There are three Type I (heavy) air tankers, four helicopters, 16 crews, and 27 engines either already on-scene or ordered to fight the fire.

The fire was active overnight on the northeast corner near the Williamson Valley corridor and on the southwest near the Granite Mountain Wilderness, according to Yavapai County spokesman David McAtee. No homes have been lost and no one has been injured.

The fire crews plan more air tanker and helicopter slurry drops for Wednesday, assuming the weather allows them to fly.

Neighborhoods currently evacuated include -Anytime Camp, American Ranch, Granite Basin Summer Homes, Rialto Homes Sundown Acres, and Mint Creek. Surrounding areas are on alert for possible evacuation. Evacuees can go to Yavapai College; Livestock is being held at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds.

Williamson Valley Road is closed to through traffic in the area of the fire.

The county Health Department said air quality is not yet a problem. "As long as you can still see things that are five to 10 miles away, you can be reasonably sure you won't have a medical emergency caused by smoke inhalation," McAtee said. Still, he added, it's a good idea to check on elderly neighbor, those who live alone, or have heart or lung disease.

An 11 a.m. press briefing is scheduled.









Related Stories:
• Doce Fire at 6,379 acres
• Firefighters 'holding their own' on Doce
• Air quality becoming dangerous in Chino Valley area
• Residents evacuating Williamson Valley near Granite Mountain

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