News Update!!: Kingman, AZ: Latest information regarding the Dean Peak Fire.
** Updated at 3:17pm PT on Thursday, July 4th, 2013: **
Here is the latest information regarding the Dean Peak Fire that is burning near Kingman, Arizona.
The wildfire has burned at least 5,400 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 520 firefighters are battling this wildfire including 3 helicopters, 6 hotshot crews, 3 hand crews, 16 fire department engines, and 10 water tenders.
There is no reports of any structures being burned.
The evacuated Arizona communities of Pinion Pines and Pine Lake remain safe.
Fire department crews were these subdivisions by utilizing an existing fuel break established by the Bureau of Land years ago.
Interagency cooperation between the Arizona State Forestry Division, Pinion rtment, Pine Lake Fire Department, and the Bureau of Land Management have proved to the prevention of damage to any structures in these communities.
A public meeting was held last Wednesday night in Kingman, Arizona at the Mohave County Board of Supervisors Auditorium.
More than 200 residents attended to receive a fire update and to have questions answered. Additionally, more than 1,000 people viewed the meeting streaming live online.
On Wednesday, at least 150 homes in other areas around the wildfire were evacuated earlier in the week and there is reports that a communication sites on Getz Peak are being threatened by this wildfire.
Today, there are no new closures or evacuations.
The mandatory evacuation order for the Pine Lake and Pinion Wild Cow Campground will remain closed until further notice.
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.
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, Blake Ranch and DW Ranch roads are closed except to local residents.
The road closure at Mile Post 4.6 on Hualapai Mountain Road has been moved back to the intersection of DW Ranch Road and Hualapai Mountain Road.