By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: Mohave Valley Fire Department (Information):
Mohave Valley, Arizona: ZachNews has the latest information regarding the Threemile Fire burning along Dike Road.
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According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, the initial fire is at 100 percent contained, no change in the acreage which was at 198 acres, no reports of injuries or no strictures were damaged in the fire, and the fire began on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 from a motorhome fire.
ZachNews has learned from the Mohave Valley Fire Department that firefighters are doing “Burn Outs” along Dike Road near the area where the fire began, and the burn outs will be going on for the next few days.
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As of 4:50 p.m., very few flare-ups and no number on containment officially released, but vehicle that was on fire was found near lower dirt roadway off Dike Road; possibly Motorhome. Fire Marshal Don Gibson with the Mohave Valley Fire Department confirmed that was the vehicle that caused the fire and the investigation continues into the fire.
As of 4:48 p.m., not much dark smoke being seen, little spotty flare-ups.
As of 1:50 p.m., fire continues to burn; dark smoke being seen. Fire has burned 198 acres. Dike Road is closed at South Lake Drive. No residential structures threaten.
As of 8:00 a.m. PT, the vegetation fire has burned between 193 to 195 acres, no threat to residential communities, Command control of the fire turned over to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, water helicopter support was canceled but a couple of brush units as well as a bulldozer has been brought in to help as firefighters will be working the vegetation fire through the next several days.
Reminder, on and off smoke will be visible throughout the day as firefighters will be there continuing to putting out any flare-ups.
Firefighters from multiple fire department agencies are battling a large vegetation fire named the Three Mile Fire that continues to burn north of Dike Road in Mohave Valley, Arizona.
ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary Lopez was the only photojournalist on scene close to the large vegetation fire.
The large vegetation fire started at 8:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 on private land, and is burning near the old Bureau Bridge crossing; about 2 miles east of Marina Coves.
According to Fire Marshal Don Gibson with Mohave Valley Fire Department, the fire is over 50 acres, burning river bottom including salt cedar trees and quail brush, no injuries reported and apparently started by a vehicle fire but still under investigation.
Firefighters from Mohave Valley Fire Department, San Bernardino County Fire Department and Bullhead City Fire Department as well as Bureau of Land Management Colorado River Division and U.S. Forest on scene.
According to Fire Marshal Don Gibson with Mohave Valley Fire Department, there’s no evacuation orders issued yet, but this is the time to prepare just in case; the nearest subdivisions to the fire is Marina Coves and Aqua View, which there’s a big burn scar in that area from a previous vegetation fire, the Dike Fire that occurred a few months ago.
Fire Marshal Don Gibson also tells ZachNews that the flames are burning from the south to the north, the flames did burn some if Vanderslice Farm’s fields, and fire Crews will remain on scene and in the morning there will be air support coming in.
Fire Marshal Don Gibson asking the public to avoid the area, specifically along Dike Road and the area of Aqua View and Mountain View, and to not fly drones in the area of the fire.
ZachNews continues to remain on scene for more news updates and live broadcast news updates, stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information regarding the Three Mile Fire in Mohave Valley, Arizona.