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June 21, 2013

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

By Meryl Ann Butler

The Doce Fire which started on Tuesday morning, and is located approximately 7 miles NW of Prescott, AZ, is now 10% contained.


Doce Fire, June 20, Prescott AZ by Noel Fletcher

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.

06.21.13 Doce Fire map with the latest perimeter and nearby subdivisions
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06.21.13 Doce Fire map with the latest perimeter and nearby subdivisions by docefirepnf

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. http://inciweb.org/doce

Doce Fire, June 19, 7 pm by Meryl Ann Butler

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.

Arizona map with area of infrared map shown.
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Arizona map with area of infrared map shown. by inciweb.nwcg.gov

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)

Arizona map with area of infrared map shown.
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Arizona map with area of infrared map shown. by Arizona map with area of infrared map shown.

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.

Follow the Doce Fire on Facebook at https://http://www.facebook.com/DoceFire

Doce Fire on June 18
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Doce Fire on June 18 by Doce Fire Photostream

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 (http://inciweb.org/doce)

Submitters Website: http://www.merylannbutler.com

Submitters Bio:

Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, 2013. In June, 2015, the combined views on her articles, diaries and quick link contributions topped one million. She was particularly happy that her article about Bree Newsome removing the Confederate flag was the one that put her past the million mark. Her art in a wide variety of media can be seen on her YouTube video, "Visionary Artist Meryl Ann Butler on Creativity and Joy" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcGs2r_66QE A NYC native, her response to 9-11 was to pen an invitation to healing through creativity, entitled, "90-Minute Quilts: 15+ Projects You Can Stitch in an Afternoon" (Krause 2006), which is a bestseller in the craft field. The sequel, MORE 90-Minute Quilts: 20+ Quick and Easy Projects With Triangles and Squares was released in April, 2011. Her popular video, How to Stitch a Quilt in 90 Minutes with Meryl Ann Butler can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrShGOQaJQ8 She has been active in a number of international, arts-related projects as a citizen diplomat, and was arts advisor to Baltimore's CIUSSR (Center for Improving US-Soviet Relations), 1987-89. She made two trips to the former USSR in 1987 and 1988 to speak to artists, craftpeople and fashion designers on the topic of utilizing the arts as a tool for global wellbeing. She created the historical "First US-Soviet Children's Peace Quilt Exchange Project" in 1987-88, which was the first time a reciprocal quilt was given to the US from the former USSR. Her artwork is in collections across the globe. Meryl Ann is a founding member of The Labyrinth Society and has been building labyrinths since 1992. She publishes an annual article about the topic on OpEdNews on World Labyrinth Day, the first Saturday in May. On Feb 11, 2017, Senior Editor Joan Brunwasser interviewed Meryl Ann in Pink Power: Sister March, Norfolk, VA at http://www.opednews.com/articles/Pink-Power-Sister-March--by-Joan-Brunwasser-Pussy-Hats-170212-681.html "Creativity and Healing: The Work of Meryl Ann Butler" by Burl Hall is at http://www.opednews.com/articles/Creativity-and-Healing--T-by-Burl-Hall-130414-18.html Burl and Merry Hall interviewed Meryl Ann on their BlogTalk radio show, "Envision This," at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/envision-this/2013/04/11/meryl-ann-butler-art-as-a-medicine-for-the-soul Archived articles www.opednews.com/author/author1820.html Older archived articles, from before May 2005 are here.