News Update!!: Laughlin, NV: Fire out and Big Bend State Park reopened.

News Update!!: Laughlin, NV: Fire out and Big Bend State Park reopened.

Big Bend State Park in Laughlin, Nevada is reopened on Monday, August 26th, 2019 after a fire slept through the area on Sunday, August 18th, 2019.

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According to the Nevada State Park, Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area day use and boat ramp is now open however, the campground is still closed until further notice. However, visitors are reminded to stay out of the restricted burn area as lingering underground hot spots may remain.

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The fire named by officials as the “Big Bend Fire” is out and burned a total of 225.2 acres.

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The fire briefly closed Needles Highway due to the fire jumping the roadway and damaging utility lines, but the roadway has since been reopened and the repairs have since been made.

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Multiple fire department agencies throughout the Colorado River Tri-State area responded to this fire, including Mohave Valley Fire Department, Bullhead City Fire Department, Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department, Oatman Fire Department, San Bernardino County Fire Department, the Nevada Division of Forestry, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service as well as the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Nevada Highway Patrol; all coming to assisted Clark County Fire Department during the rapid moving fire and to help with evacuations and closures of surrounding roadways.

The Nevada State Park and the community thank all of the firefighters and emergency personnel from throughout the Colorado River Tri-State area for their response to this Big Bend State Park Fire; everybody working to protect the community from the raging flames well battling the brutal heat of the desert.

The cause of the Big Bend State Park Fire is still under investigation.

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