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Prescott is Open for Business Despite Doce Fire

Thursday, June 20, 2013

In the midst of the Doce Fire, several miles northwest and outside of the city, Prescott officials, businesses, and residents have answered the call to volunteer services and assistance for those affected by the fire. "We are seeing people and businesses selflessly helping those in need," said Prescott Mayor Marlin Kuykendall, referring to the overwhelming support for those areas northwest of Prescott which have been affected by the Doce fire. Olsen's Grain, Yavapai College, CAL Ranch, Costco, Papa John's Pizza, Petsmart, Hensley, El Gato Azul, Walmart and JB's Family Restaurant are just a small sampling of the businesses that have quickly responded with services and goods. On the heels of hosting the 126th World's Oldest Rodeo in Prescott on July 1-7, the Rodeo has opened its grounds to provide shelter for animals of evacuees.

With concerns for the nearby communities, City officials would like the public to know that the fire is not in Prescott, and all city offices and businesses are open. Prescott's Director of Tourism, Don Prince, stated, "One of the ways we can thank Prescott's businesses and residents for all they are doing is to support them. The fire is not in Prescott, and Prescott is open for business." Prince added that, "while there is heavy media coverage of the Doce fire throughout Arizona, special events, like this weekend's Prescott Bluegrass Festival, are still proceeding as scheduled." The Prescott Chamber of Commerce, producer of the Prescott Bluegrass Festival, confirms there are no cancellations planned as a result of the Doce Fire.

To find out more about all Prescott has to offer, go to www.visit-prescott.com or call 800-266-7534.

For the latest updates on the Doce Fire, please contact Yavapai County Emergency Management at (928) 777-7552 or http://www.regionalinfo-alert.org/.