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Crews gain hold on wildfire west of Prescott

Crews gain hold on wildfire west of Prescott

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Jun 20, 2013 - UPDATED: Jun 20, 2013

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Crews battling a 10-square-mile wildfire west of Prescott say they're starting to make progress on the blaze that's now 10 percent contained.
   
More than 460 homes remain evacuated because of the Doce Fire but none have been destroyed. A local road was reopened Thursday to traffic.
   
Incident commander Tony Sciacca says the fire is anchored on the south end, and a line at the base of Little Granite Mountain is holding.
   
The fire has been active on the north end, threatening homes in the valley below Granite Mountain.
   
Air tankers had dropped fire retardant to create barriers between the blaze and the homes, but those resources were redirected Thursday to a wildfire in southern New Mexico.
   
The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.