By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Sources: San Bernardino County Fire Department and Acting Needles City Manager David Brownlee (Information):
Needles, California: Firefighters from multiple fire department agencies are responding to a vegetation fire burning along the Colorado River near Jack Smith Memorial Park on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011.
At around 9:57 a.m. PT, dark smoke was spotted along the Colorado River just southeast of Jack Smith Memorial Park.
San Bernardino County Fire Department as well as Mohave Valley Fire Department are responding.
As of 10:00 a.m. PT, reports that the vegetation fire is burning near an old mobile home that is located near the Colorado River.
As of 1:31 p.m. PT, the railroad tracks for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway are closed due to the possibility that the vegetation fire may jump the railroad tracks.
As of 1:32 p.m. PT, Acting Needles City Manager David Brownlee tells ZachNews that the vegetation fire has burned 80 plus acres,and the vegetation fire is at the old mobile home.
As of 9:09 p.m. PT, reports that the vegetation fire has burned 300 plus acres burned, and the old mobile home has been burned and is a total lost.
Firefighters from as far as San Bernardino, California and Redlands, California as well as from Mohave Valley Fire Department remain on scene monitoring and working to slow the spread of the vegetation fire.
As of 10:09 p.m. PT, reports that the vegetation fire is at 50% contained.
ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary Lopez remains at the scene of the vegetation fire, and will have more information as that information become available.
Stay tuned to ZachNews for more latest information regarding the vegetation fire burning along the Colorado River near Jack Smith Memorial Park in Needles, California.