Dean Peak Fire 7-2-13 PM News Release
Incident: Dean Peak Fire Wildfire
For Immediate Release
July 2, 2013-9:00 pm
Fire Information 928-718-2412 or 928-718-2413 http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3463
Community Meeting Scheduled for Dean Peak Fire
Acres: 3,200 Start date: June 29, 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: 3 helicopters, 3 hotshot crews, 3 hand Total Personnel: 215 crews, 1 engine, 3 water tenders
KINGMAN, AZ – A public meeting will be held Wednesday, July 3 at 6 p.m. at the Mohave County Board of Supervisors auditorium located at 700 West Beale Street, Kingman, Arizona. Fire managers from the Northern Arizona Incident Management Team will provide a fire update and answer questions.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visited the Dean Peak Fire Incident Command Post this afternoon and was briefed on the status of the fire. Secretary Jewell pledged her support for firefighters working to contain the fire and to all firefighters during this tragic time due to the recent loss of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew on the Yarnell Hill Fire.
Winds today pushed the fire to the east and north. Steep inaccessible terrain is forcing crews to continue focusing their efforts on construction of indirect fireline around the communities of Pinion Pine, Atherton Acres and Ponderosa Lake. Tomorrow crews will begin line construction along Hualapai Mountain Road and along Wheeler Wash on the south side of the fire and in Soap Canyon from the Yellow Pine Ranch. Weather for tomorrow is expected to be similar to today.
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.
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