Brush fire in rugged north Kingman terrain contained

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Firefighters battle a blaze on rugged terrain north of Kingman near sunset Thursday. Authorities believe the fire was caused by a person.

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<br> Firefighters battle a blaze on rugged terrain north of Kingman near sunset Thursday. Authorities believe the fire was caused by a person.

A brush fire that broke out early Thursday evening in North Kingman is believed to have been caused by a person.

The Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire Department, Kingman Fire Department, Pinion Pines Fire Department and a Bureau of Land Management Fire team responded shortly after 6 p.m. to the area north of the intersection of Stockton Hill Road and Jane for a brush fire burning in rugged terrain that was threatening multiple homes.

NACFD Fire Chief Pat Moore said crews worked to protect the homes while personnel attacked the fire, which was contained by 8 p.m. No injuries were reported.

Moore said the fire quickly grew in size due to the high wind speeds, high temperature and low fuel moisture. He estimated the size of the fire at between 5 to 10 acres.

Moore said that the fire was determined to be human caused and remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Mohave County Sheriff's Office at (928) 753-0755.