|Day one, approx 4pm.|
On another note, with the lightning, one of our local mountains had a forest fire start yesterday. Today I haven't seen any news on the fire, other than it is still burning. While searching four news on the fire, I did come across an old article about our mountain being declared a state disaster in 1950, after a forest fire, around that time we set a record high of 109. Yesterday we set a new record at an official high of 111! Unofficially we were at 113 at the ranch!
From the Hualapai Mountain Park Facebook page.
"Dean Peak Fire-update from BLM. Approximately 25 to 30 acres have burned. No containment. Caused by lightening. Air tankers, Hot Shot crew plus other personnel are doing their best."
For up to date info, go here www.inciweb.org/incident/3463
Current as of 4pm Sunday 6/30/13
Total Personnel: 40
Size: 120 acres
Fuels Involved: brush, pinion, juniper, pines
Fire Behavior : active
There was little to no precipitation resulting from the thunder cell that came across the fire this afternoon. Old Highway 93 and DW Ranch Road are closed to the public.
The downdraft from downslope winds is pushing smoke into the Pinion Pines community. Smoke will continue throughout the night.
There are no threats to any communities at this time.
Update 8:45pm Saturday...
The fire is currently burning down slope on the east side of Dean's Peak. The air tankers that were assigned to the fire earlier today have been reassigned and the Type II helicopter has been grounded due to winds. The Hot Shot crew has also been pulled off the mountain for safety reasons.
|Great photo from a friend who lives on Blake Ranch Rd.|