News Update!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Day 9: The “Willow Fire” is fully contained.

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News Update!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Day 9: The “Willow Fire” is fully contained.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding the “Willow Fire” in Mohave Valley, Arizona.

According to Don Gibson, Fire Marshal Mohave Valley Fire Department, the “Willow Fire” is fully contained.

The “Willow Fire” started on Saturday, August 8th, 2015, burned a total of 5,976 acres, at least 18 structures were destroyed, over 1,000 homes were threaten, many people were evacuated, at least 1 person suffered heat related injury, no fatalities reported to humans, but some animals did die, and closed several roads including County Route 1 for days.

Hundreds of fire department firefighters, emergency personnel, law enforcement personnel, and fire fighting equipment came in from all around the Colorado River Tri-State area and as far as Imperial County, California and Phoenix, Arizona to battle the flames and assist the community during the “Willow Fire”.

Many residents lost their homes, animals that they loved and cared for as family, and their possessions that were for their business and to be used for helping the community.

– News Alert!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Residents of the “Willow Fire”.

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On Saturday, August 15th, 2015, fire department crews searched the burn area for any hot spots that may have been created by lightning strike from the dust and ash storm that happened on Friday, August 14th, 2015, but after a whole day of searching the burn area, no hot spots were located.

Dust devil twisters continued to kick up ash creating dust and ash devil twisters moving across the burn areas and will continue until vegetation grows back.

Many people from all around the Colorado River Tri-State area and beyond continue to donation food, water, clothing, shoes, blankets, and money to the victims of the “Willow Fire” and more fundraisers to help residents affected by the “Willow Fire” are still plan in the future.

** Residents in neighborhoods that were evacuated during the “Willow Fire” can access food, clothing, household, and other assistance through the following locations: **

– Harvest Bible Church:

6870 Mohave Valley Highway (Highway 95)

Mohave Valley, Arizona

1 (928) 788-2225

– Bullhead City Salvation Army:

1461 Palma Road

Bullhead City, Arizona

1 (928) 763-2600

– River Fund Inc.:

55 Civic Way

Laughlin, Nevada

1 (702) 298-0611

– Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 404:

10287 Barrackman Road

Mohave Valley, Arizona

1 (928) 788-3202

** Benefit Concert for Victims of the “Willow Fire”: **

Matt Farris will be putting on a concert to benefit victims of the “Willow Fire” on Friday, September 18th, 2015 at the Avi Resort and Casino located at 10000 Aha Macav Parkway in Laughlin, Nevada.

Doors open at 5:00pm MST and the concert starts at 6:00pm MST.

This concert is minors under 21 years old with parent or legal guardian.

** More information and ticket purchasing is at the following Avi Resort and Casino website address: **

http://www.avicasino.com/concerts.html

Posted on his Facebook page on Sunday, August 9th, 2015, Matt Farris writes, “My home state of Arizona is burning, homes being destroyed, people being evacuated, I can’t just sit and not help so I’m calling on all my musician friends let’s plan a benefit concert to help those in need. God bless the people working to put this fire out. On top of planning this benefit concert the band had decided to give a portion of our money we made this weekend at The Flying X Saloon to the local Red Cross so they can help those in need and those risking their lives to put this fire out. ‪#‎TimeToHelp‬ ‪#‎ComeTogether‬! Who’s with me?”

In the next days, weeks, months, and years to come, what happened during the “Willow Fire” will be investigated and stupid on how things were handled and what should have been done as well as what shouldn’t been down during the “Willow Fire”.

ZachNews spoke with a Robert Hudson, the brother in laws of Terry “Tigger” King and a retired Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Deputy of 30 years, about the “Willow Fire” and what should have been done as well as what should be done in the future related to wildfires like the “Willow Fire”.

– Mohave Valley, AZ: 8-15-2015: Day 8: Retired Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Deputy: Willow Fire.

ZachNews is asking questions that residents who were affected by the “Willow Fire” want answers to and will have those answers in upcoming editions of ZachNews as well as updates on the clean ups, donation drives, and rebuilding process as a community stands strong and united after the “Willow Fire”.

– News Alert!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Questions regarding the “Willow Fire”.

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Thanks to the many fire department firefighters, emergency personnel, law enforcement personnel, and the caring people from in and around the Colorado River Tri-State area for their support and donations for the people who affected by the “Willow Fire”.

ZachNews also wants to thank all of the people who followed ZachNews during the “Willow Fire”. No matter the heat, long distance, or fire danger, ZachNews was there reporting on the “Willow Fire” and will still be motoring and working on what is next after the “Willow Fire”.

**** Stay Strong and United Mohave Valley, Arizona. ****

 

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