Wildfire near Prescott grows slightly

2013-06-23T16:30:00Z Wildfire near Prescott grows slightlyThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 23, 2013 4:30 pm  • 

A wildfire burning west of Prescott has grown slightly in size as authorities have lifted evacuation orders for hundreds of homes.

The 10-square-mile Doce fire grew by about 30 acres from Saturday to Sunday morning. It was 40 percent contained.

Authorities had lifted evacuations for some neighborhoods on late Saturday afternoon.

Four hundred sixty-five homes were evacuated, and all but 18 are being allowed to return home.

Crews planned to attack the fire Sunday by confronting the blaze in rugged, rocky terrain on the fire's northern flank and by continuing to station firefighters near the previously evacuated homes to guard against any restart in the fire.

Investigators said the Doce Fire was human caused but haven't determined the exact source.

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