Jul 4, 2013 1:19 PM by Faye DeHoff
KINGMAN - The Dean Peak Fire, burning about ten miles southeast of Kingman, is still zero percent contained today. It has burned 5,400 acres and is lightning-caused.
The evacuated communities of Pinion Pines and Pine Lake remain safe, according to fire officials. Fire crews were able to protect these subdivisions by utilizing an existing fuel break established by the Bureau of Land Management 10 years ago. Interagency cooperation between the Arizona State Forestry Division, Pinion Pines Fire Department, Pine Lake Fire Department, and the Bureau of Land Management have proved to be invaluable in the prevention of damage to any structures in these communities.
There are three helicopters, six hotshot crews, 16 engines, and 10 water tenders with a total of 420 personnel on this fire.
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.
Photo courtesy: Herberta Schroeder