Dean Peak Fire 7-5-13 AM News Release
Incident: Dean Peak Fire Wildfire
July 5, 2013-8:00 a.m.
Fire Information 928-718-2412 or 928-718-2413 http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3463
Dean Peak Fire at 25% Containment
Acres: 5,200 Start date: June 29, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.
Cause: Lightning Location: 10 miles southeast of Kingman, AZ
Containment: 25% percent Fuels: Pinyon, juniper, Ponderosa pine
Terrain: Steep, rugged Resources: 4 helicopters, 7 hotshot crews, 4 hand Total Personnel: 461 crews, 16 engines, 13 water tenders
KINGMAN, AZ – Firefighters made significant progress in suppressing the Dean Peak Fire which is now at 25% containment. Success is attributed in part to burnout operations that anchored into an existing fuel break established by the BLM approximately 10 years ago. The ongoing maintenance of this fuel break proved to be invaluable for fire crews to help keep the fire from reaching the Pinion Pine community.
Crews on the Dean Peak Fire observed a moment of silence in remembrance of the 11 Kingman Volunteer Firefighters who perished 40 years ago today. On July 5, 1973, the 11 firefighters were killed when a rail tank car containing 30,000 gallons of propane caught fire and later exploded. The city of Kingman will hold a memorial tonight at 6 p.m. at Firefighter’s Park in Kingman near the Mohave County Fairgrounds.
There are no new closures or evacuations. The mandatory evacuation order for the Pine Lake and Pinion Pines subdivisions remain in place and Wild Cow Campground will remain closed until further notice. Old Highway 93, Blake Ranch and DW Ranch roads are closed except to local residents. The road closure at M.P. 4.6 on Hualapai Mountain Road has been moved back to the intersection of DW Ranch Road and Hualapai Mountain Road.
Crews continue to work in the communities of Pinion Pines and Pine Lake to strengthen existing fire lines and fuel breaks.
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