News Update!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Latest Information: Gordon Fire.

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News Update!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Latest Information: Gordon Fire.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding the Gordon Fire that was burning in Mohave Valley, Arizona.

** As of 5:00pm PT on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016: **

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, crews will remain on fire through tomorrow if there are no issues than the Gordon Fire will be placed at 100% containment and moved to patrol status.
 
The Mohave Valley Fire Department would like to thank all of the local, state and federal agencies for their response and support in this incident.
 
We would also like to thank the residents for their cooperation and for the use of the marina for our command post and camping area for the crews.

** As of 8:00am PT on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016: **

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, the Gordon Fire remains at 80% contained, no night shifts, transition to type 4 this morning, and resources remaining at 2 fire department engines and a hand crew.

** As of 6:00pm PT on Monday, May 23rd, 2016: **

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, the Gordon fire containment has been increased to 80% contained.

There will be no night shift on the brush fire tonight.

Fire department crews picked up some hotspot along the perimeter.

The area behind the houses on Gordon Fire east end had some significant hot spots that were picked up by the crews.

We experienced some significant wind today without any issues.

Fire department crews will continue to work tomorrow.

The Mohave Valley Fire Department is asking the public to use caution when traveling in and around the brush fire area.

** As of 8:00am PT on Sunday, May 23rd, 2016: **

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, after walking and GPS the perimeter of the brush fire area, the actual acre’s burned is 444 acres.

The brush fire is still at 50% contained and our goal to be 100% by 7:00pm PT.

Weather prediction today to remain the same as yesterday.

Minor activity reported by night crews.

Today crew’s will continue to improve the fire lines and mop up hot spots on both ends of the fire.

Some engines and all air resources have been released from the incident.

The Mohave Valley Fire Department is asking the public to use caution when traveling in and around the fire area.

**** Weather conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 91*F. South wind 6 to 13 mph.

Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 65*F. Southeast wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 89*F. South wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61*F. South wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

– National Weather Service Website:

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Mohave+Valley&state=AZ&site=VEF&textField1=34.9331&textField2=-114.588&e=0#.V0B7k5ErLIU

** As of 7:00pm PT on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016: **

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, firefighters spent Sunday improving fire lines on both ends of the Gordon Fire which has burned 385 acres.

The Gordon Fire has been upgraded to 50% contained.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, fresh fireworks were found on Dike Road after the news briefing on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 and wants the public to know that just because you can buy them locally in Nevada, doesn’t make them legal in Arizona which are illegal.

Fire department crews will continue to be working around the brush fire and the public is being asked to use caution when traveling in the area for your safety as well as the safety of the fire department crews.

** As of 4:00pm PT on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016: **

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All residents affected by the Gordon Fire have been informed that they can return to their homes.

Volunteers at the American Red Cross are closing the emergency shelter at the Mohave Valley Elementary School in Mohave Valley, Arizona at 7:30pm PT on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016.

Local residents still needing assistance after the shelter closes can call the 24-hour emergency services number at the American Red Cross at: 1-800-842-7349.

** As of 7:00am PT on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016: **

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, the brush fire has burned 385 acres, is 25% contained, and expected to be 100% contained by Monday, May 23rd, 2016.

**** Weather conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 87*F. South southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60*F. South southeast wind 5 to 11 mph.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 90*F. South southeast wind around 10 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62*F. South southeast wind 8 to 13 mph.

– National Weather Service Website:

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Mohave+Valley&state=AZ&site=VEF&textField1=34.9331&textField2=-114.588&e=0#.V0B7k5ErLIU

** As of 8:00pm PT on Saturday, May 21st, 2016: **

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, the brush fire is 25% contained and expected to be 100% contained by Monday, May 23rd, 2016.

The brush fire has not grown and has stayed at 385 acres.

All evacuations have been lifted.

The Mohave Valley Fire Department want residents and the public to know that firefighter’s are still patrolling the area so please drive slowly and with caution.

The safety of the area residents and the safety of the firefighting crew is of utmost importance.

** As of 6:00pm PT on Saturday, May 21st, 2016: **

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No smoke seen from Needles, California where a brush fire burned Friday afternoon.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, even though people cannot see smoke does not mean the fire is contained.

For even partial containment to be called – the Incident Command must be comfortable with the control lines; and the weather.

Neither of those are at a comfortable level right now so that is why the Gordon Fire is being called at 0% containment.

According to the Mohave Electric Cooperative’s website, power has been restored to 18 customers who were without power.

** As of 10:00am PT on Saturday, May 21st, 2016: **

A public meeting was held at 9:00am PT on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at Mohave Valley Fire Station 81 in Mohave Valley, Arizona.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, the evacuation order for the residents only on Gordon Drive have been lifted.

According to Harley Harmon, Incident Commander, Gordon Drive residents are being allowed back into their homes at this time, but they may be without power for several hours.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, power should be up within the next couple of hours.

According to the Mohave Electric Cooperative’s website, at least 18 customers are without power.

** Power Outage Map: **

https://ebill.mohaveelectric.com/woViewer/mapviewer.html?config=Outage+Web+Map

Residents of the farming community on Boundary Cone Road can go back into their homes this evening, but that situation may change as the day goes on.

The emergency shelter at Mohave Valley Elementary School in Mohave Valley, Arizona will remain open.

An update on the amount of acres burned in the brush fire was provided.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, the brush fire has burned 385 acres and is at 0% containment.

** As of 7:20am PT on Saturday, May 21st, 2016: **

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, the Gordon Fire is currently holding at approximately 400 acres with 0% containment.

Resources will be working throughout the night to get some containment.

Predicted weather for tomorrow is high wind and low humidity.

There will be a public meeting at 9:00am PT on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at Mohave Valley Fire Station 81 located at 1451 Willow Drive in Mohave Valley, Arizona with current fire information and information for the evacuees from Gordon Street and F.M.I.T farm housing located on Boundary Cone Road.

**** Weather conditions from the National Weather Service: ****

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85*F. South southwest wind 6 to 13 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58*F. South southwest wind 7 to 11 mph becoming southeast in the evening.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 87*F. South southeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light south in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61*F. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 mph after 12:00am PT.

– National Weather Service Website:

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Mohave+Valley&state=AZ&site=VEF&textField1=34.9331&textField2=-114.588&e=0#.V0B7k5ErLIU

** As of 4:00am PT on Saturday, May 21st, 2016: **

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Overnight, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez went back to the brush fire in Mohave Valley, Arizona to see what the progress was on the brush fire fight.

At around 2:20am PT, hot spots from the brush fire were still seen from the intersection of Kings Street and Mohave Valley Highway (Highway 95).

The hot spots seem to be just south or near Stout Road and just east of Mohave Valley Drive.

Fire department crews and bulldozers worked overnight to put out flare ups.

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At the emergency shelter at Mohave Valley Elementary School in Mohave Valley, Arizona, American Red Cross Volunteers tell ZachNews that at least 2 people are staying at the emergency shelter well all of the agricultural workers are staying at an emergency shelter near the Avi Hotel and Casino.
According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, residents of the farming community are sheltering at the Mojave Crossing Events Center on Aztec Road in Fort Mohave, Arizona, and that residents of the Gordon Drive neighborhood are sheltering at Mohave Valley Elementary School on Willow Drive in Mohave Valley, Arizona.
American Red Cross Volunteers are prepared and ready in case more people come in affected by the brush fire.

** As of 11:20pm PT on Friday, May 20th, 2016: **

A brush fire named the Gordon Fire continues to burned tonight.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, no structures have been lost in this brush fire at this time, and the people who have been evacuated will not be able to return to their homes tonight.

The American Red Cross has the Elementary School in Mohave Valley, Arizona all set up for people to stay at.

** As of 10:00pm PT on Friday, May 20th, 2016: **

The brush fire started at around 4:00pm PT on Friday, May 20th, 2016 near the Gordon Drive and Dike Road in Mohave Valley, Arizona.

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This picture of the smoke from the brush fire was taken by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez at around 4:02pm PT well in route to the brush fire.

The Mohave Valley Fire Department said that the brush fire may have started in a transformer that caught fire.

High winds quickly spread the flames to a nearby tree and then to surrounding vegetation.

The brush fire has burned more than 400 acres which most of the land burned is mostly on agricultural land.

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ZachNews was at Gordon Drive and Center Street as residents stand in front of their homes watching the flames from the brush fire.

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Initial evacuations included homes on the north side of Gordon Drive and the farming community on Boundary Cone Road.

The evacuation area then spread to threatened homes on the south side of Gordon Drive.

A Mohave County Sheriff vehicle blocking the street as firefighters battle flames near a home which the flames got close, but did not hit the home.

For a short moments captured on ZachNews, the flames got close to Gordon Drive near Center Street, but the winds blow the flames into more brush and tall trees burning away from the homes.

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The Mohave Valley Fire Department said that residents of the farming community are sheltering at the Mojave Crossing Events Center on Aztec Road in Fort Mohave, Arizona, and that residents of the Gordon Drive neighborhood are sheltering at Mohave Valley Elementary School on Willow Drive in Mohave Valley, Arizona.

Fire department crews from the Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department, Bullhead City Fire Department, Oatman Fire Department, and San Bernardino County Fire Department are at the brush fire, and law enforcement personnel from Bullhead City Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, and Mohave County Sheriff’s Office are also at the brush fire.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

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