Arizona

Jul 3, 2013 8:58 AM by Associated Press

More homes evacuated due to wildfire in NW Arizona

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities in northwestern Arizona have ordered the evacuation of approximately 200 more homes near where a wildfire is burning in mountains outside the city of Kingman.

The Dean Peak Fire has burned five square miles after lightning started it Saturday in the Hualapai Mountains about 10 miles southeast of Kingman. There's no containment figure.

Fire management team spokeswoman Connie Birkland says the Mohave County Sheriff's Office ordered the evacuation of the Pinion Pines subdivision late Wednesday night after changing weather shifted the direction of the fire's growth.

There's no word of any structures being burned.

Approximately 150 homes in other areas around the fire were evacuated earlier this week.

The Red Cross responded to the expanded evacuation by reopening a shelter at the Kingman High School.

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