News Update!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Latest information on the “Willow Fire”.
A public press conference regarding the “Willow Fire” was held at 3:00pm PT on Monday, August 10th, 2015 at the Mohave Valley Fire Department located at 1451 Willow Drive in Mohave Valley, California.
At this moment, the “Willow Fire” started at approximately 10:00am PT on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 and has burned over 6,000 acres and is a 10% contained but may go up this evening; in the containment amount.
All evacuation orders have been released except for Topock Lake Rancheros which residents in the Topock Lake Rancheros will be able to return to their homes at 10:00am MST on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015.
Road closures include County Route 1 between Aquarius and Golden Shores; traffic is only for fire department vehicles as well as utility equipment vehicles only, Plantation Road from Mountain View Road to the brush fire, and Vanderslice Road in between.
There has been no reports of injuries or fatalities related to this brush fire to both the public and to firefighters.
At last count approximately 18 structures that have been destroyed; that’s homes and travel trailers; mobile homes.
The is approximately 300 fire department firefighters battling this brush fire, 3 bulldozers, a couple of helicopters and aircrafts, and the Southwest Incident Management Team is here as well.
The case of the brush fire is under investigation, but are investigating if lightning caused the brush fire.
Residents returning to their homes are asked to be careful on your properties, wear clothes that protect you, and watch you step on your properties for stump holes from Salt Cedar and Mesquite that were burned in the brush fire; use caution when you’re walking.
Utility crews are working to repair down utility poles and should have them all done by Tuesday, August 11th, 2015.
The emergency shelter is still open at the Mohave Valley Elementary School located at 1419 East Willow Drive in Mohave Valley, Arizona. Families looking for their loved ones can come back and volunteers can help those families find their loved ones. Volunteers can stop by and see if they need any more volunteers.
Anyone coming to the shelter is asked to bring their medications and medical equipment (walkers, breathing machines, etc.), clothing for 3 days, and important papers such as insurance cards.
** ZachNews on YouTube Videos: **
– Public Press Conference Regarding “Willow Fire”.
– ZachNews interviews Fire Marshal regarding the “Willow Fire”.
ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez interviews Mohave Valley Fire Department’s Fire Marshal Don Gibson regarding the “Willow Fire” burning in Mohave Valley, Arizona.
– ZachNews interviews American Red Cross regarding the “Willow Fire”.
ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez interviews Diana Rodriguez Beaugrand, Public Information Officer for the Greater Phoenix Chapter of the American Red Cross, regarding the “Willow Fire” burning in Mohave Valley, Arizona and talk about how are residents who were affected by this brush doing and what can people do to help and reach loved ones.
** Contacts: **
– Mohave Valley Fire Department: 1 (928) 768-9113.
– American Red Cross: 1 (800) 842-7349.
(Residents Affected or Donations)
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