Posted: 8/10/2015 - 10:50 am
The Southwest Area Incident Management Team, Alan Sinclair Incident Commander, assumed suppression responsibilities on the Willow Fire yesterday at 6:00 p.m. Numerous agencies are involved in the management of this fire including the Colorado River District of the Bureau of Land Management, the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Arizona State Forestry.
The Willow Fire was very active yesterday with intense fire behavior, particularly in dense fuels. Much of the smoke was from the burning of pockets of fuel within the interior of the fire. Firefighters concentrated their suppression efforts on structure protection. No additional...
Posted: 8/10/2015 - 8:30 am
The Willow Fire is approximately 6,780 acres and is zero percent contained. The Willow was initially reported on 8/8/2015 at approximately 10:30 am. (Maps provided by Inciweb)
Evacuations remain in effect for Topock Lake Rancheros, River Delta Subdivisions and has been expanded to included Aqua View, Tangerine Terrace, River View, Marina Coves and Indian Village.
Power to be restored to Topock Lake Rancheros by this evening 8/9.
American Red Cross volunteers have opened a shelter for those evacuated.
The shelter is at Mohave Valley Elementary School, 1419 E. Willow Dr., Mohave Valley, AZ, 86440...
Posted: 8/9/2015 - 5:27 pm
The Willow Fire is burning in the Lake Havasu Wildlife Refuge near Topock. The fire started at around 10:00 am Saturday morning. The fire is spreading generally northward The Mohave County Sheriff’s Deputies, Search and Rescue volunteers and Mohave Valley Fire Department worked to evacuate approximately 150 homes in the Delta City and Topock Lake Ranchos subdivisions.
This afternoon the Agua View, Marina Cove, Tangerine Terrace, River View Terrace (Colorado Riverview Terrace) and Indian Village subdivisions have been evacuated now as well. The total is approximately 850 homes.
The Mohave Valley Fire Department, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Forestry Division and many of...
Posted: 8/9/2015 - 1:42 pm
Evacuation orders for the Willow Fire burning in Mohave Valley, AZ have expanded.
Evacuations remain in effect for Topock Lake Rancheros, River Subdivisions and has been expanded to included Aqua View, Tangerine Terrace, River View and Marina Coves.
Posted: 8/9/2015 - 12:35 pm
Recent rains and a continued increase in relative humidity have decreased the potential for re-ignition of fuels on the SA Hill Fire. There has been little or no movement on the wildfire in the past 24 hours. Weather forecasts indicate a return to some monsoonal activity mid-week which is expected to further extinguish fire activity. The most recent survey of the wildfire states the size as 3,548 acres and last night the containment was estimated at 50%.
Some burnout activity will continue on the east side as crews work to close the containment line.
Chipping operations will be underway along the Mayer Goodwin Road and crews will be assessing other areas of the post-fire landscape...