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Arizona's Doce Fire Grows to over 6300 acres Thurs. Update: Fri. 8 am

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Doce Fire, June 20, Prescott AZ
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UPDATE from Doce Fire Info Friday, June 22, 8 am, PDT: "Firefighters are making good progress around the entire fire, constructing line directly up against or at a safe distance from the fire's edge. Crews have secured the heel of the fire on the southwestern edge and have established dozer line on the north and northwestern flank.  Last night, crews conducted burnout operations help keep fire behavior from becoming established in ridges that align with the winds. Today, firefighters will continue structure protection in all evacuated subdivisions, continue line construction, and prepping lines for burnout operations. Today will be hot dry, and windy again. Crews are anticipating fire behavior to increase in the afternoon."

NOTE: at the time this update info was added, the title was changed from: "Arizona's Doce Fire Grows to over 6300 acres: Update, June 20," to "Arizona's Doce Fire Grows to over 6300 acres Thurs. Update: Fri. 8 am."

The new fire map below was released on Friday morning.

At 11:30 am PDT the website announced the following:  "Fire managers are planning to conduct burnout operations this afternoon into this evening west of Granite Park Ranch in Mint Creek Wash... Burnout operations will help create a buffer between the community and the fire.

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06.21.13 Doce Fire map with the latest perimeter and nearby subdivisions
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The Doce Fire (pronounced "Dough-see"),  is now 10% contained, according to information released by the Fire Information Center on Thursday June 20, 2013, at 8:00 pm.

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Doce Fire, June 19, 7 pm
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The fire was first reported at 11:30 am on Tuesday, and is located approximately 7 miles NW of Prescott, AZ. Tony Sciacca's Southwest Area Type I Incident Management Team assumed management of the fire on Wed. morning.

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Based on Wed. night's infrared flight information, the current size is 6,379 acres. (This Doce Infrared map can be seen full size at click here)

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Arizona map with area of infrared map shown.
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Fighting the fire are 605 personnel including: 21 hand crews, 27 engines, 11 water tenders, 1 dozer, and 4 helicopters. Several areas remain evacuated, but there has been no loss of life nor structures.

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Doce Fire on June 18
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See previous article from 06.18.13, "Prescott AZ Wildfire Engulfs 5000 Acres (Update 11 pm PDT)," here.

Continuing info available at the Fire Information website (


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