KINGMAN, AZ - Fire crews are getting a stronger handle on a wildfire that erupted in Northern Arizona last month.
With over 450 personnel on site, the Dean Peak Fire is now 37 percent contained after a lightning strike ignited the blaze on June 29 and scorched 5,300 acres.
The fire is located about 10 miles southeast of Kingman, Ariz., and the terrain is described as steep and rugged, according to a news release.
Residents of Pinion Pines and Pine Lake continue to be evacuated. Crews are working hard to ensure there are not hotspots present. A reentry date has yet to be set.
Four helicopters, seven hotshot crews, four hand crews, sixteen engines and thirteen water tenders are on scene assisting in the fire relief efforts.
Resources are slowly being released or reassigned to other wildfires as the Dean Peak fire becomes less active, said a news release.
Old Highway 93, DW Ranch Road and Wild Cow Campground remain closed. Blake Ranch road is open to local residents only.
The road closure at M.P. 4.6 on Hualapai Mountain Road has been moved to the intersection of DW Ranch Road and Hualapai Mountain Road.