Dean Peak 7-3-13 AM News Release
Incident: Dean Peak Fire Wildfire
For Immediate Release
July 3, 2013-7:00 a.m.
Fire Information 928-718-2412 or 928-718-2413 http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3463
Dean Peak Fire Causes Additional Evacuations
Acres: 4,400 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, 4 hotshot crews, 3 hand Total Personnel: 290 crews, 12 engines, 3 water tenders, 2
KINGMAN, AZ – The subdivision of Pinion Pines was evacuated Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. due to increased fire activity. Around 9 p.m. last night, a shift in wind direction resulting from building thunderstorm cells caused the Dean Peak Fire to increase in activity in the direction of Pinion Pines.
Fire crews including Pinion Pine Fire Department conducted a burnout operation from Old Highway 93 along the DW Ranch Road toward Pinion Pines. Approximately 200 homes have been evacuated and the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office has secured the area. An evacuation reception center is located at the Kingman High School at 4182 N. Bank Street in Kingman. The mandatory evacuation order for the residents of Pine Lake remains in effect.
A public meeting will be held tonight 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.
Crews will be working in the communities of Pinion Pine and Pine Lake today as well as continuing the construction of indirect fire lines.
Old Highway 93 and Hualapai Mountain Road are closed. DW Ranch Road is closed at Intestate 40 to Atherton Acres and Blake Ranch Road is also closed except to local residents. Additionally, Wild Cow Campground will be closed until further notice.
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