Pine Peak Fire Update

Published by The Bee News

July 24, 2022

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AREA CLOSURE – Due to the extreme fire conditions and activity currently in this area and in the interest of public safety, the following areas will be temporarily closed until the end of the current fire emergency:
BLM Road 7240 between the intersections of BLM Road 7240E west of Chappo Spring and BLM Road 7243 east of Chappo Spring, accounting for approximately 21 miles of BLM Road 7240.  Fire Restrictions remain in effect through the BLM’s Colorado River District as the fire danger continues to be high and moisture from monsoon storms has not been widespread across the area.    Fires that have been fully contained and/or no longer active for more than 24 hours have been removed from the update. As a result, the Cow Fire has been removed from this report unless there is a change in activity.

Due to the extremely remote and rugged terrain, this fire is in a confine /contain strategy. Firefighters continue to assess containment opportunities in more accessible terrain (indirect), assessing roads, trails, or areas of reduced vegetation to slow or minimize spread potential. They continue to use aircraft to monitor and keep fire intensity and activity in check with helicopter water drops as needed. Firefighters will be working to remove brush adjacent to some area range improvements. Smoke from the Pine Peak Fire will be visible to surrounding areas, including Yucca, Wikieup, and at times Kingman.

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