Dean Peak Fire 7-2-13 AM News Release
Incident: Dean Peak Fire Wildfire
For Immediate Release Contact: Fire Information 928-718-3756
July 2, 2013 – 8:00 a.m.
Dean Peak Fire Transition
Acres: 2,350 Start date: June 28, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.
Cause: Lightning Location: 10 miles southeast of Kingman, AZ
Containment: 0 percent Fuels: Pinyon, juniper, Ponderosa pine
Terrain: Steep, rugged Resources: 2 helicopters, 2 hotshot crews, 2 hand Total Personnel: 175 crews, 1 engine, 2 water tenders
KINGMAN, AZ – The Dean Peak Fire transitioned from a local Type III organization to the Northern Arizona Type II Incident Management Team led by Incident Commander Matt Reidy at 8:00 p.m. Monday.
The fire is being managed in a full suppression strategy and is burning in steep, rugged terrain with few natural barriers to stop fire spread. Additional resources have been ordered to assist with containment of the fire. Incident Commander Matt Reidy said, “This fire is different from past fires, it is highly visible from the town of Kingman, this is not a typical desert fire and should be visible for some time.”
A mandatory evacuation order was successfully implemented for the residents of Pine Lake as the fire crossed over Dean Peak and is backing toward Pine Lake. An evacuation reception center is located at the Kingman High School at 4182 N. Banks Street in Kingman. Old Highway 93 and Hualapai Mountain Road are closed to Pine Lake. DW Ranch Road and Blake Ranch Road are also closed except to local residents. Additionally, Wild Cow Campground will be closed until further notice.
A declaration of fire emergency was issued by Gary Watson, Chairman of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors. Two strike teams of state sponsored engines have been ordered to provide protection around the Pinion Pine and Pine Lake subdivisions.
Dean Peak Fire information is posted at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3463/. Additional information can be found at http://www.facebook.com/DeanPeakFire and on Twitter by following @DeanPeakFire.
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