Dean Peak Fire: Wildfire consumes 1,500 acres near Kingman

KINGMAN, AZ - UPDATE: Dean Peak Fire grows to 2,350 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 1500 acres acres consisting of mostly brush, pinion, juniper and pines, according to the Bureau of Land Management's Kingman Field Office as of Monday evening.

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.

As of 5 p.m. Monday evening, MCSO was going door-to-door advising residents of the "Blake Ranch Road" area of a "pre-evacuation notice."

The Red Cross has secured the Kingman High School Campus for temporary lodging. Kingman High School is located at 4182 N. Bank Street.

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

About 60 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.

The Old Highway 93 and DW Ranch Road are closed to the public as of 9:30 a.m. Monday.

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