The Willow Fire is now 75% contained, Firefighters continue their efforts mopping up and rehabilitating the fire lines and patrolling the surrounding communities. Fire behavior has been minimal but several locations continue to smolder. Threats to life, property and community resources remain low. Interior hot spots will be especially visible at night.
On Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 6:00am The Southwest Area Incident Management Team is expected to transition to the home unit. Incident Commander Benjamin Stewart will be managing the Type Four Team and the resources needed to meet the on-going needs of the Willow Fire.
Incident Commander Alan Sinclair stated “it’s always difficult to manage an incident where loss has occurred but the established partnerships between the cooperating local agencies and the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe made it possible for the team to operate effectively and efficiently”.
For more information on after fire considerations, see http://wildlandfire.az.gov.
For current information about the Willow Fire, see www.inciweb.nwcg.gov andwww.facebook.com/willowfireaz.
Willow Fire Information
- Start date: Saturday, August 8, 2015 approx. 10:00 a.m.
- Location: Mohave Valley, AZ
- Cause: Under Investigation
- Acres: 6,083 Start date: August 8, 2015
- Cause: Under Investigation Location: Mohave Valley, AZ
- Containment: 75% Fuels: Mesquite, salt cedar, river bottom fuels
- Terrain: Flat Resources: 6 Crews, 14 Engines, 2 helicopters, 3 Dozers, 2 Tenders
- Total personnel: 230