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Ridge Fire Nearing Containment

Written by The Bee News

August 25, 2020

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Ridge Fire
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Size: 3,079 acres                                            Containment:  87%                                      Cause: Lightning

Location: Hualapai Mountains, 5 miles south of Pine Lake                                                Total Personnel: Approximately 263

Incident Commander:  Dave Gesser

Yesterday crews continued to mop up along the fire’s perimeter, extinguishing sources of heat and repairing suppression actions that could aggravate erosion from future rains. No smoke was observed from the fire. Meanwhile, other resources continued to prepare a structure protection plan for Pine Lake and improve contingency lines in that area. Local resources focused on potential initial attack response for fires generated by new lightning strikes.

Today several crews will be reassigned to other incidents while remaining resources will continue to patrol the fire perimeter and work on contingency lines. A road grader continues repair of area roads impacted by recent fire traffic.

On Wednesday the fire’s management will transfer to a local Type 4 Team that will continue work on the fire.

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 website 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 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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