Dean Peak Fire: Wildfire consumes 25 acres in the Hualapai Mountains

KINGMAN, AZ - Approximately forty fire personal are on the scene of a small wildfire in Northern Arizona that started after a lightning strike.

The Dean Peak Fire, located about 10 miles east of Kingman, Ariz., in the Hualapai Mountains has consumed nearly 25-30 acres consisting of mostly brush, pinion, juniper and pines, according to the Bureau of Land Management's Kingman Field Office.

A lightning strike ignited the fire Saturday around 3:30 p.m.

About 40 people are on site working to contain the fire, including an engine, crew, helicopter and three heavy tankers.

Officials said the fire is 0 percent contained. No homes are currently threatened nor have any evacuations been ordered. According to the BLM, there are communication sites on the west side of Deans Peak that could be threatened.

The fire is burning more aggressively as the heat hits the fire.

 

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