News Update!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Day 5: The “Willow Fire” is at 90% percent contained.

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News Update!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Day 5: The “Willow Fire” is at 90% percent contained.

** As of 10:00pm PT on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015: **

The “Willow Fire” is at 90% percent contained.

The brush fire has burned 5,976.

The brush fire started on Saturday, August 8th, 2015.

The cause of the brush fire is under investigation.

At 6:00am MST on Thursday, August 13th, 2015, Management of the Willow Fire will transfer from the Southwest Area Incident Management Team 3 to a Type 4 team, Benji Stewart Incident Commander.

The team will continue to manage this incident until it can be returned to local fire agencies.

The American Red Cross held a Multi Agency Resource Center (M.A.R.C.) that was at the Mohave Valley Elementary School in Mohave Valley, Arizona on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015.

According to Austin Creswell the from American Red Cross, we’re trying to bring as many agencies as possible, including from Mohave County, to help the people affected by the “Willow Fire”, especially in the recovery and rebuilding efforts.

Austin Creswell from the American Red Cross tells ZachNews that they will be closing their Multi Agency Resource Center (M.A.R.C.) at the Mohave Valley Elementary School in Mohave Valley, Arizona and the American Red Cross is going to be in the community on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 with our Emergency Response Vehicle and our case workers to provide support directly to the residents affected by the “Willow Fire”; going house to house and to address any of their needs.

Austin Creswell from the American Red Cross also tells ZachNews the Harvest Bible Church has been helping in collecting donations from the local community as well as connect people with certain needs, and River Fund has been providing hotel stays from those who are permanently out of their homes. We thank all of the support from many people in the community.

Need assistance after the “Willow Fire”,Call the American Red Cross at: 1 (800) 842-7349.

Donations to the American Red Cross can be done online at: http://www.redcross.org/ or call: 1 (800) RED CROSS. Make sure to mention where you want to donate to the people affected by the “Willow Fire” in Mohave Valley, Arizona.

At this time we would like to remind residents that firefighters remain on scene until the fire is controlled.

At 7:00am MST on Thursday August 13, 2015, the Willow Fire information number will be changed, to: 1 (928) 768-9127. Any questions can further be answered from.

** For more information on after the brush fire considerations: **

http://wildlandfire.az.gov

** For current information about the Willow Fire: **

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4465/

https://www.facebook.com/willowfireaz

** Weather Conditions: **

**** The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada has issued a Excessive Heat Watch from Sunday, August 16th, 2015 at 12:00pm PT/MST until Sunday, August 16th, 2015 at 8:00pm MST/PT for Southern Nevada, Northwestern Arizona including Mohave Valley, Arizona, and Southeastern California including Needles, California. ****

** More information regarding the Excessive Heat Watch: **

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ527&warncounty=CAC071&firewxzone=CAZ229&local_place1=4%20Miles%20N%20Needles%20Airport%20CA&product1=Excessive+Heat+Watch&lat=34.8398&lon=-114.6069#.VcxupPlViko

** Mohave Valley, Arizona Weather: **

– Thursday:

Mostly sunny and hot, high near 113*F.

Heat index values as high as 117*F.

Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

– Thursday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 84*F.

South southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light south after 12:00am MST.

– Friday:

Mostly sunny and hot, high near 113*F.

Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

– Friday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 83*F.

Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm after 12:00am MST.

** Needles, California Weather: **

– Thursday:

Mostly sunny and hot, high near 112*F.

Heat index values as high as 116*F.

Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

– Thursday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 86*F.

South southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm after 12:00am PT.

– Friday:

Mostly sunny and hot, high near 112*F.

Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 85*F.

Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming west northwest after 12:00am PT.

**** ZachNews will be back at the “Willow Fire” area and will have the latest information on the clean up efforts later on ZachNews. ****

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