By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Sources: Mohave Valley Fire Department and Fort Mohave Tribal Police Department (Information):
Mohave Valley, Arizona: Firefighters from multiple fire department agencies are on scene of a vegetation fire burning along Boundary Cone Road near Dike Road.
The vegetation fire was reported in the morning on Thursday, March 24th, 2011
Smoke was seen from vegetation fire can be seen as far south as Needles, California and as far north as Bullhead City, Arizona.
As of 4:11 p.m. PT, the vegetation fire has burned so far 50 acres.
Firefighters from the Mohave Valley Fire Department, United State Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Arizona State Land Department are there battling this vegetation fire.
Fort Mojave Tribal Police Sgt. Sonny O’Hara tells ZachNews that fire is 0% contained and dangers one housing area use for farm workers; fire crews have set up a defensive line in front of these homes to fight the fire.
Nobody injured and no property damage.
An evacuation plan is ready but no evacuation happening.
Unknown cause to what started the fire but the fire will be under investigation.
Boundary Cone Road, Dike Road, and Veterans Parkway is closed due to the vegetation fire.
According to the National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada, winds were at the fire are from the south southwest at 5 mph, with gust at 15 mph.
As of 2:00 p.m. MST, Fire bulldozer are there building a fire break.
As of 4:34 p.m. MST, Fort Mojave Tribal Police Sgt. Sonny O’Hara tells ZachNews that the fire is now at 50% contained; Boundary Cone Road and Veterans Pkwy is now reopen; a fire breaks has been laid with a fire bulldozer and fire crews are setting back burns working to control the fire. United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
As of 7:42 p.m. MST, Fort Mojave Tribal Police Sgt. Sonny O’Hara tells ZachNews that the fire is now at 60% contained; the fire breaks and back burns are working to control the vegetation fire; and the cause of the vegetation fire will be under investigation, but we’re looking into if the vegetation fire was arson.