Fire behavior on the Willow Fire was very low during the night, with limited smoldering in the interior. Firefighters monitored the fire during the night looking for any heat near the line.
Even with minimal fire behavior and little smoke in the air, a significant amount of work remains. While some firefighters continue to improve the fire line and mop-up, others will begin the process of rehab. Any land disturbed by the use of dozers will be excavated to discourage vehicle traffic.
Evacuees from the Topock Lake Rancheros subdivision will return to their properties beginning at 10 a.m. Firefighters will still be present. We ask that people going into the area be attentive and drive with extra caution for their safety and that of the firefighters. Additionally, residents need to be aware of many possible hazards on their property such as damaged buildings or vehicles, damaged utilities on private property and hazardous materials.
There are no public or media briefings planned for today. If you have a need for public or media information, please contact incident information at 928-330-3905 and 928-330-3906. For current information about the Willow Fire, see www.inciweb.nwcg.gov and www.facebook.com/willowfireaz.
Willow Fire summary:
- Start date: August 8
- Location: Mohave Valley, AZAcres: 6,073
- Cause: Under investigation
- Containment: 40%
- Fuels: Mesquite, salt cedar, river bottom fuels
- Terrain: Flat
- Resources: 6 Crews, 14 Engines, 2 helicopters, 3 Dozers, 2 Tenders
- Total personnel: 230