Blazing Brush Fire

Written by The Bee News

July 5, 2021

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Blazing Brush Fire

On July 2, 2021 at approximately 10:15 P.M. Bullhead City Fire crews were dispatched to an area across from 660 Hwy. 95 for a reported brush fire that was burning close to the hwy. The first arriving unit E721 reported a large brush fire burning with approximately 20 foot flames lengths. Battalion Chief McCabe arrived shortly after assuming command, directing all other incoming units. Firefighters used a large array of resources to battle the blaze, which included two engines, one engine (water) tender, two brush trucks, one BC and one BHCPD officer for traffic control.

As firefighters gained control over the fire, crews were directly to work in the blackline area for safety and extinguished all hot spots. Battalion Chief McCabe advised the blaze was roughly 1.5 acres in size. A neighboring camp was found near the area of origin; however, the cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time. Firefighters remained on the scene for a total of 3 hours before clearing the incident.

The Bullhead Fire Department would like to remind all citizens to be aware of your surrounding environment. The vegetation is extremely dry at this time of year and it only takes one spark to ignite a fire. Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility.

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