Flag Fire Shelter at Palo Christy Elementary Multiple Fire Units & Aircraft Nearby at Scene

Published by The Bee News

April 26, 2021

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Hualapai Fire At 600 Acres

Shelter at Palo Christy Elementary

Multiple Fire Units & Aircraft Nearby at Scene

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (April 26, 2021) The Flag Fire in the Kingman area’s nearby Hualapai Mountains has officially burned over 600 acres as of this morning.  It has resulted in the evacuation of the residents of approximately 200 homes in Pine Lake, as well as the closure of the Hualapai Mountain Resort and the Park.  The Flag Fire was first reported yesterday (Sunday) around 2pm. The fire originated between the Flag Mine and Wild Cow Campground in the Hualapai Mountains, approximately 11 miles south/southeast of Kingman.

A helicopter is scheduled to do a reconnaissance over the fire area this morning and officials say a better assessment of acreage and full situation should be available after that flight.

Multiple fire units are on site. There are multiple fire engines, a Lead plane, 3 Large Airtankers, 3 single engine air tankers and several helicopters on scene. Burnout operations have occurred and a number of attack drops have taken place so far despite the heavy smoke in the area.

The Red Cross has a shelter in place for evacuees at the Palo Christy Elementary School, 500 Maple Street.  A command post is currently set up at the Ranger Station.

Atherton Acres and Pinion Pine communities are currently on SET status for evacuations. Evacuation Orders are Imminent for this area, those there, should start preparing for evacuations. Hualapai Mountain Rd. is currently CLOSED at MP 10 to everyone except evacuees and first responders. A potential shift in weather is expected to bring cooler temps and higher humidity today.

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