Breaking News: Mohave Valley, AZ: Vegetation fire burning near residential structures off Lead Way near Queens Road.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)

Source: Mohave Valley Fire Department (Information)

Mohave Valley, Arizona: A vegetation fire is burning near residential structures off Lead Way near Queens Road.

The fire was initially reported as a structure fire just before 4:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday, June 21st, 2022.

Smoke from the fire was seen all the way across the Colorado River in Needles, California where ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary Lopez was alerted by Needles Assistant City Manager Patrick Martinez about the fire well getting ready to broadcast live at 4:00 p.m. PT for the regular meeting of the Needles Board of Public Utilities.

Firefighters from Mohave Valley Fire Department and San Bernardino County Fire District in Needles, California responded to the location to find vegetation on fire, no structure but the vegetation field was burning surrounded on three sides residential structures.

Neighbors were seen getting water hoses and shovel putting water and dirt onto the fire as firefighters rolled out their water hoses and began putting out the fire burning vegetation that neighbors say been there for a while.

Deputies from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and Fort Mohave Tribe Police were spotted patrolling the area as well as closing Lead Way and Queens Road during the incident.

As of 4:49 p.m. MST, firefighters have gotten the fire out and were in mop up, and Lead Way was reopened but motorists should still drive cautiously through the area.

The cause of the vegetation fire is under investigation.

Fire department officials tell ZachNews that the public should be very careful with anything that could catch the dry vegetation of the desert on fire, especially during the excessive heat of the summer, this includes not discarding lit cigarettes out into the open, making sure chains are not dragging causing sparks along roadways when carrying loads on trailers, and not burning or sitting off fireworks during No Burn alerts.

Thanks to all the firefighters paramedics volunteer emergency personnel and law enforcement as well as neighbors helping neighbors during this vegetation fire incident.

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