Doce Fire 100% Contained

Contact: Debbie Maneely, (928) 443-8130

Fire officials are calling the 6,767 acre Doce Fire 100% contained. Crews have reported minimal activity with isolated smoldering in unburned pockets on the eastern portion of the fire. As firefighters continue to patrol and mop-up, rehabilitation plans have been developed and work to restore and stabilize areas disturbed by suppression activities have started.

While recent isolated rainfall has brought much needed temporary relief to the area and some Forest in Arizona are lowering their fire restrictions; we would like to remind forest visitors that Stage II Fire Restrictions remain in effect on the Prescott National Forest.

Stage II fire restrictions prohibit the following:

  1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or stove fire, including fires in developed campgrounds and improved sites.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
  3. Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal or tribal laws and regulations.
  4. Operating any internal combustion engine from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  5. Welding or operating acetylene or other torch with an open flame.

Know Before You Go! To help you understand where and when fire restrictions and possible closures exist, there are several resources available. The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:

  • Arizona Fire Restrictions: http://firerestrictions.us/az
  • Public Lands in Arizona and New Mexico: 1-877-864-6985
  • Prescott National Forest Fire Information Hotline: (928) 777-5799
  • Prescott National Forest Web Site: www.fs.usda.gov/prescott
  • Local Ranger Stations: Bradshaw Ranger District, (928) 443-8000; Chino Valley Ranger District (928) 777-2200; Verde Ranger District (928) 567-4121




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