Thursday, July 4, 2013

Dean Peak Fire Update

Currently at 5400 acres, with 420 personnel.

Official news release:
KINGMAN, AZ – The evacuated communities of Pinion Pines and Pine Lake remain safe. Fire crews were able to protect these subdivisions by utilizing an existing fuel break established by the Bureau of Land Management 10 years ago. Interagency cooperation between the Arizona State Forestry Division, Pinion Pines Fire Department, Pine Lake Fire Department, and the Bureau of Land Management have proved to be invaluable in the prevention of damage to any structures in these communities.
Weather today is expected to be hot and sunny with high temperatures from 103 to 104, winds 8 to 12 mph with gusts to 20 mph this afternoon. Humidity will be 15-20 percent. Crews will continue to work in the communities of Pinion Pines and Pine Lake to strengthen existing fire lines and fuel breaks.
A public meeting was held last night in Kingman at the Mohave County Board of Supervisor’s Auditorium. More than 200 residents attended to receive a fire update and to have questions answered. Additionally, more than 1,000 people viewed the meeting streaming live online.
There are no new closures or evacuations. The mandatory evacuation order for the Pine Lake and Pinion Pines subdivisions remain in place and Wild Cow Campground will remain closed until further notice. Old Highway 93, Blake Ranch and DW Ranch roads are closed except to local residents. The road closure at M.P. 4.6 on Hualapai Mountain Road has been moved back to the intersection of DW Ranch Road and Hualapai Mountain Road.
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