News Update: Mohave Valley, AZ: Dike Fire is 60 percent contained and has burned 150 acres.

By Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: Mohave Valley Fire Department, Mohave County Department of Emergency Management and Mohave County District 3 Supervisor Buster Johnson (Information):

Mohave Valley, Arizona: Firefighters from multiple fire department agencies have continue to make great progress on a vegetation fire named the Dike Fire near the Marina Coves off Riverfront Parkway.

 

As of 7:00 p.m. Sunday, the fire is 60 percent contained and has burned 150 acres.

 

The vegetation fire started in the afternoon of Saturday, April 25th, 2020 just east of the residential gated community just east of Riverfront Parkway and South Lake Drive.

Multiple fire departments are on scene, including Mohave Valley Fire Department, Fort Mohave Mesa Fire Department, Golden shores Fire Department, Golden Valley Fire Department, Desert Hills Fire Department, Bullhead City Fire Department, Bureau of Land Management, San Bernardino County Fire Department, Pinion Pine Fire Department and Beaver Dam Fire Department.

No structures were damaged and no injuries or deaths related to the fire.

Fire crews overnight and into the early mornings worked on keeping the fire away from homes using backfires as well as a bulldozer to close the fire into itself, leaving a small flame to be put out by morning.

Throughout the day, few flare-ups were seen, only smokes twisters and a view of the aftermath burned out area from the vegetation fire as firefighters work throughout the hot Sunday checking out the area for any further flames.

Riverfront Road (also known as Dyke Road) remains closed just east of South Lake Drive until all is been given clear.

Don Gibson with the Mohave Valley Fire Department telling ZachNews that the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information regarding the Dike Fire.

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