KINGMAN, AZ - UPDATE: Dean Peak Fire now 25% contained
The Dean Peak Fire, located about 10 miles southeast of Kingman in the Hualapai Mountains, has consumed approximately 5,200 acres consisting of mostly brush, pinion, juniper and pines, according to the Bureau of Land Management's Kingman Field Office as of Thursday night.
There is a mandatory evacuation for the Pine Lake and Pinion Pines communities.
The Red Cross has been using the Kingman High School Campus for temporary lodging. Kingman High School is located at 4182 N. Banks Street.
On Thursday afternoon, the Red Cross said it would be putting the shelter on standby status after breakfast on Friday since only one person has spent the night since it opened on Monday. Those needing additional assistance from the Red Cross can call 1-800-842-7349.
Officials said a lightning strike ignited the fire around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29.
461 fire personnel are on site working to contain the fire, including 16 engines, 6 hotshot crews, 3 helicopters and 10 water tenders.
Air tankers have been dropping retardant on the fire, while firefighters on the ground have worked structure protection in the Pine Lake and Pinion Pine communities.
The Dean Peak Fire transitioned to the Type II incident command team Tuesday night.
Officials said the fire is 0 percent contained.
Old Highway 93 is closed and Hualapai Mountain Road is closed to Pine Lake. DW Ranch Road and Blake Ranch Road are also closed except for local residents. The Wild Cow Campground and the Hualupai Mtn. County Park are also closed until further notice.
The estimated containment date is Friday, July 12.
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