County Roundup: Monday, May 2, 2011
From the Mohave Daily News
A fire that burned more than 300 acres of brush along the Colorado River one mile east of Needles, Calif., has been fully contained. More than 100 firefighters from across the region managed to contain the fire about 31 hours after it broke out on Tuesday. Investigators determined that the fire had been caused by embers from an unattended campfire. The fire was primarily contained to an area of brush land about a quarter-mile south of the Jack Smith Memorial Park, situated between the Colorado River and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks. The flames burned at least one structure in the area, though officials determined that it had been abandoned.