Dean Peak Fire: Wildfire consumes 4,400 acres near Kingman

KINGMAN, AZ - UPDATE: Dean Peak Fire now at 5,400 acres

Fire personnel are continuing to battle another wildfire in northern Arizona near the Hualapai Mountains.

The Dean Peak Fire, located about 10 miles southeast of Kingman in the Hualapai Mountains, has consumed over 4,400  acres consisting of mostly brush, pinion, juniper and pines, according to the Bureau of Land Management's Kingman Field Office as of Tuesday night.

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office and the Pine Lake Fire Department are advising ALL residents of the Pinion Pine Community, Pine Lake Community and the Hualapai Mountain Park to evacuate the area. The evacuation route is down Hualapai Mountain Road.

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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 215 fire personnel are on site working to contain the fire, including an 1 engine, 3 hotshot crews, 3 helicopters and three 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.

The Old Highway 93, DW Ranch Road and Blake Ranch Road are closed to the public as of 5:00 a.m. Wednesday. The Wild Cow Campground is also closed until further notice.

A community meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Mohave County Board of Supervisors auditorium at 700 W. Beale Street in Kingman.

Officials from the Northern Arizona Incident Management Team will be at the meeting to provide updates and answer any questions.

Stay with ABC15 and for updates on the Dean Peak Fire.

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