News Update!!: Kingman, AZ: Latest information regarding the Dean Peak Fire.
Here is the latest information regarding the Dean Peak Fire that is burning near Kingman, Arizona.
The wildfire has burned at least 4,400 acres with no containment according to the Kingman Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management in Kingman, Arizona.
The wildfire was caused by lightning.
The wildfire has burned at least 7 square miles in the Hualapai Mountains about 10 miles southeast of Kingman, Arizona.
Over 200 firefighters are battling this wildfire.
There is no repirts of any structures being burned.
At least 150 homes in other areas around the wildfire were evacuated earlier this week.
There is reports that a communication sites on Getz Peak are being threatened by this wildfire.
Arizona is receiving federal funding to help battle the Dean Peak Fire in Mohave County.
Federal Emergency Management Agency announced on Wednesday that funding will be available to reimburse 75 percent of the firefighting costs.
Authorities ordered the evacuation of approximately 200 more homes near where the wildfire is burning in mountains outside the Kingman, Arizona.
According to a Fire Management Team Spokeswoman Connie Birkland, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office ordered the evacuation of the Pinion Pines subdivision late Tuesday night after changing weather shifted the direction of the wildfire’s growth.
The American Red Cross responded to the expanded evacuation by reopening a evacuation shelter at the Kingman High School located at 4182 Bank Street in Kingman, Arizona.
A reception center has been also set up at Kingman High School.
A public meeting was held Wednesday night at the Moha Supervisors auditorium located at 700 West Beale Street on Kingman, Arizona informing the public with the latest information on the wildfire.
The Mohave County Emergency Management is reminding the public that outdoor fires and fireworks are prohibited in unincorporated areas of Mohave County, Arizona above 2,000 feet, which includes the Arizona’s communities of Kingman, Golden Valley, Dolan Springs, Meadview, Chloride, Oatman, Pine Lake, Pinion Pine, Beaver Dam/Littlefield, and Colorado City.
A Mohave County Officials is warning the public that the fire danger throughout the county remains extremely high.
**** Traffic Alert!!: The following roads are closed due to the wildfire: ****
Old Highway 93 and Hualapai Mountain Road is closed to Pine Lake.
DW Ranch and Blake Ranch roads are also closed, except to local residential traffic.
Hualapai Mountain County Park and Wild Cow Campground will be closed until further notice.