New Release 6-30 Pm
Incident: Dean Peak Fire Wildfire
Date: June 30, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Contact: Lori Cook - cell - 928-246-8560
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Dean Peak Fire Update
FIRE NAME: Dean Peak Fire
LOCATION: The fire is located approximately 10 miles east of Kingman, Arizona, in the Hualapai Mountains, east of Dean Peak.
TIME REPORTED: June 29, 2013, at 3:30 p.m.
ACRES BURNED: Approximately 200 acres
RESOURCES: There are currently 1 engine, 1 Type I crew, 1 Type II crew, 1 Type II helicopter, 1 air attack, and overhead personnel totaling approximately 60 people.
LAND STATUS: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
VEGETATION: Brush, pinion, juniper, and sporadic pines
WEATHER: Temperatures today were between 95 – 103 degrees with humidity at 7 – 12%. Winds were from the southwest at 10 mph.
RESOURCES AND STRUCTURES THREATENED: The Pine Lakes and Pinion Pines communities and communication sites on the west side of Dean’s Peak are threatened at this time. Please note that there are no anticipated evacuations at this time.
CONTAINMENT: No containment at this time.
CLOSURES: Old Highway 93 and BW Ranch Road are closed.
CURRENT STATUS: The Dean Peak Fire is currently burning downslope 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 weather. The Hot Shot crew has also been pulled off the mountain for safety reasons. Firefighter and public safety continue to be top priorities for this fire.
There was little to no precipitation resulting from the thunder cell that came across the fire this afternoon. The downdraft from downslope winds is pushing smoke into the surrounding communities. Smoke from the fire will continue throughout the night.