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Ridge Fire Update

Written by The Bee News

August 23, 2020

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Ridge Fire

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Public Information: (951) 708 6177

Size: 3,079 acres

Containment:  16% 

Cause: Lightning

Location: Hualapai Mountains, 5 miles south of Pine Lake

Total Personnel: Approximately 258

Incident Commander:  Dave Gesser

Ridge Fire Makes No Movement During Previous Two Days 

The Ridge Fire perimeter has not increased for the last two work periods.  Hot spots remain but little smoke was observed yesterday. Firefighters were able to directly attack the fire’s edge, securing sections of the perimeter.

Containment has increased to 16% as a result. With forecasted area thunderstorms and possible outflow winds from those storms, work will continue for the next several days to extinguish hot spots near the perimeter. Today firefighters will patrol and mop up hot spots around the fire perimeter. The structure division is working on structure assessments and looking at contingency lines in the Pine Lake community. We have received numerous offers of donations of food, bottled water, cookies, and other items from the Kingman community. While we are deeply moved by the sentiment, we are unable to accept donations. This is partially due to our COVID-19 protocols and our firefighters have everything needed to support operations. We suggest donations be made to the Cornerstone Mission in Kingman, the local food bank, or cash donations to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

Closures: A fire area closure remains in effect for the fire and adjacent area. Area campgrounds, OHV trails, some roads, and access to the Wabayama Peak Wilderness Area are all affected by the closure order. Please consult

the following web site for additional information and maps if you have plans to visit.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/6990/

Evacuations: Pine Lake residents remain in READY status. There are no immediate threats to area ranches or communities from this fire but wildfires are unpredictable and conditions can change quickly. All Mohave County residents

are encouraged to learn about Arizona’s Ready-Set-Go program and sign up for Mohave County emergency notifications by visiting:

https://ein.az.gov/ready-set-go

Smoke: Fires in California are producing substantial smoke over the western United States. Those who are sensitive to smoke should avoid outdoor activities.

Temporary Flight Restrictions: Temporary flight restrictions (TFR) are in effect around the entire fire area. Remember, temporary flight restrictions also apply to unmanned aircraft systems (drones). If you fly, we can’t!    

For further information, please visit the following links:

Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6990/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/BLMArizona/ 

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/BLMAZFire

#RidgeFire #AZFire

 

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