Antelope Fire Burns Northwest of Kingman

June 8, 2017 - 10:59 am

The Fire is located approximately 3 miles East of Dolan Springs, 30 miles NNW of Kingman, Arizona and directly north of the Mount Tipton Wilderness Area. The Fire is burning in Joshua tree Forest, grass, desert shrub and pinon/juniper.

The forward spread has been stopped on the north, west and south sides. The east side remain active and continued to spread throughout the evening.

There are 5 Type 6 Engines, a Type 3 Helicopter, 1 Type 1 Hand Crew, 1 Type 2 Hand Crew, 2 Single engine Air Tankers (SEATs) and various overhead working the fire. The weather forecast shows Red Flag conditions, temperatures 98-103, RH 6-9%, winds out of the South at 15 to 20 mph with gusts from 35 to 40 mph. The weather forecast will make firefighters job very challenging today. Firefighters are actively working the East side to try and stop the forward spread before the winds increase this afternoon

Basic Information

Current as of Thursday, June 08, 2017 10:14:57 AM

Incident Type: Wildfire

Cause: Under Investigation

Date of Origin: Wednesday June 07th, 2017 approx. 06:20 PM

Location: 3mi East of Dolan Springs, 30mi NNW of Kingman, AZ

Incident Commander: B McGee

Current Situation

Total Personnel: 100

Size: 140 Acres

Fuels Involved: The Fire is burning in Joshua tree Forest, grass, desert shrub and pinon/juniper.

Outlook

Planned Actions: Firefighters are actively working the East side to try and stop the forward spread before the winds increase this afternoon.

Remarks: The fire has burned an estimated 140 acres. The forward spread has been stopped on the north, west and south sides. The east side remain active and continued to spread throughout the evening. There are 5 Type 6 Engines, a Type 3 Helicopter, 1 Type 1 Hand Crew, 1 Type 2 Hand Crew, 2 Single engine Air Tankers (SEATs) and various overhead working the fire.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns: The weather forecast shows Red Flag conditions, temperatures 98-103, RH 6-9%, winds out of the South at 15 to 20 mph with gusts from 35 to 40 mph.

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