Source: Mohave Valley Fire Department (Information and Press Release):
Pictures: Mohave Valley Fire Department (Courtesy):
Topock, Arizona: ZachNews has learned that a small vegetation fire that is burning at Catfish Paradise.
Smoke from the vegetation fire can be visible and smelled from Needles, California.
According to Fire Marshal Don Gibson with the Mohave Valley Fire Department, the vegetation fire is between 3 and 5 acres, forward progress stopped and on scene there are two water tenders from Golden Shores Fire Department, one engine and two chief officers from Mohave Valley Fire Department, and Bureau of Land Management as well as United States Fish and Wildlife are on their way with two types 6 engines.
Oatman Highway was closed as firefighters had a water line across the roadway.
As of 3:45 a.m. PT, Catfish Command reporting crews have fire is contained.
Firefighters are still monitoring the situation for any flare ups.
As of 4:00 a.m. PT, Catfish Command reporting that Bureau of Land Management is taking over command, and Oatman Highway has been reopened.
Fire Marshal Don Gibson with the Mohave Valley Fire Department tells ZachNews that the cause of the vegetation fire was fireworks.