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Updated: BLM says Dean Peak Fire less active
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Mandatory evacuation orders for the Pine Lake and Pinion Pines subdivisions remain in place and Wild Cow Campground will remain closed until further notice. No structures have been damaged and no injuries have been reported.
Photo by JC Amberlyn/Miner
Mandatory evacuation orders for the Pine Lake and Pinion Pines subdivisions remain in place and Wild Cow Campground will remain closed until further notice. No structures have been damaged and no injuries have been reported.
Miner Staff Report


KINGMAN - Firefighters continue to make gains on the Dean Peak Fire southeast of Kingman. According to the Bureau of Land Management, the fire was 37 percent contained as of Saturday morning, with the area damaged by the blaze stagnant at 5,300 acres.

The "less active" fire, which started a week ago Saturday with a lightning strike, is allowing some resources to be released and moved to other assignments. As of Saturday morning, the BLM listed the resources as 473 personnel including seven hotshot crews and four hand crews, four helicopters, 16 engines and 13 water tenders.

Despite very windy conditions Friday, containment lines held and burnout operations were not necessary as previously thought in containing the fire close to the Getz Peak communication site, the BLM reported.

The containment line is complete in Wheeler Wash to the south and west of the fire and the fuel break on the north side of Pine Lake Community is also complete. Crews continue to work in the communities of Pinion Pines and Pine Lake to ensure there are no hotspots present. As a result of this work, no reentry date has been set for residents.

Per the BLM, the mandatory evacuation order for the Pine Lake and Pinion Pines subdivisions remain in place. Old Highway 93 and DW Ranch Road are closed and Wild Cow Campground will remain closed until further notice. Blake Ranch road is closed except to local residents. The road closure at M.P. 4.6 on Hualapai Mountain Road has been moved back to the intersection of DW Ranch Road and Hualapai Mountain Road.





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Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, July 7, 2013
Article comment by: bla bla

As a wildland firefighter years ago, i know for a fact fires burning hot has nothing at all to do with aluminum. It has to do with the resins that are in the trees that are burning. Crowning ALWAYS will burn hot due to the abundance of leaves, small branches and resins that are in the trees. Resins will burn hot due to the elements that are in the resins or saps. Pinion resins usually burn hottest of all so fires burning hot have nothing at all to do with aluminum or elements that might be in the rains.

Posted: Friday, July 5, 2013
Article comment by: don't care

The fire burned hot because fire is hot. Go talk about your conspiracy theories elsewhere. No one cares about what you have to say about aluminum

Posted: Friday, July 5, 2013
Article comment by: Brother Justin

Aluminum is the most abundant (8.3% by weight) metallic element in Earth's crust. Of course you are going to find it in a soil sample.

As for rain samples, Wind blows the top soil, which creates dust, which humidity clings to, which form clouds, which make rain. This is 2nd grade level science.

Also I'd question the cleanliness and material composition of your rain water collection system. I seriously doubt you are cleaning and sanitizing it daily, and how do we know it isn't built out of Aluminum sheet metal?

The fires burn so hot because there is (was) 10-30 tons per acre of dried pinon pine fuels on the ground and no rain for the past 3 months.

Please refer to:
http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/publications/4403/FuelLoadings.pdf


Posted: Friday, July 5, 2013
Article comment by: Al DiCicco

The Aluminum content in Mohave County rain was 321 ug/L a year ago. Someone needs to investigate why the fires burn so hot. What are you waiting for? It costs about $20 to test rain and soil. (delete)



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