Doce Fire fight bill so far is $2.2 million
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - A 10-square-mile wildfire west of Prescott has cost $2.2 million to fight so far.
Officials said Friday the price tag to battle the Doce Fire in the Prescott National Forest comes largely from air support used to help tame the blaze.
The fire, which is now 10 percent contained, forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes, and officials say it may be days until residents will be allowed to return. No structures have been damaged.
Investigators says the Doce Fire was human caused but haven't determined the exact source.
The fast-moving nature of the fire prompted Gov. Jan Brewer to issue an emergency declaration.
Fire managers will closely monitor weather conditions over the next several days as projected forecasts are expected to continue to be hot, dry, and windy.
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