KINGMAN, AZ - UPDATE: Dean Peak fire grows to 3,200 acres
Fire personnel are continuing to battle another wildfire in northern Arizona near the Hualapai Mountains.
The Dean Peak Fire, located about 10 miles east of Kingman in the Hualapai Mountains, has consumed over 2,350 acres consisting of mostly brush, pinion, juniper and pines, according to the Bureau of Land Management's Kingman Field Office as of Tuesday afternoon.
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office and the Pine Lake Fire Department are advising ALL residents of the Pine Lake Community and the Hualapai Mountain Park to evacuate the area. The evacuation route is down Hualapai Mountain Road.
The Red Cross has secured the Kingman High School Campus for temporary lodging. Kingman High School is located at 4182 N. Banks Street.
Officials said a lightning strike ignited the fire around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Over 175 fire personnel are on site working to contain the fire, including an engine, crew, helicopter and three heavy tankers.
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 will be transitioning to the Type II incident command team Tuesday night.
Officials said the fire is 0 percent contained.
The Old Highway 93, DW Ranch Road and Blake Ranch Road are closed to the public as of 12:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Stay with ABC15 and abc15.com for updates on the Dean Peak Fire.
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