MOHAVE VALLEY, AZ (FOX5) –
A huge wildfire caused over 150 the homes of be left in Mohave Valley, AZ. The fire stimulated in a wildlife sanctuary Saturday morning and has actually been named the Willow Fire.
Mohave Valley is simply south of Bullhead City and across the river from Laughlin, NV. Bullhead City and the Mohave Valley are hectic this weekend as thousands have actually come down on the Colorado River for the annual Bullhead City Regatta.
The Bureau of Land Management reports the fire has already burned 2,000 acres with flames 75 feet high. Fire crews are producing a fire line with bulldozers.
The Mohave County Constable’s Department, along with the Mohave County Emergency situation Management, have put compulsory evacuations in order for all homes south of Laguna Roadway and east of Vanderslice Roadway in Mohave Valley.
The Red Cross has actually established an emergency shelter at an elementary school in the location for the 430 locals who have been evacuated.
Those in the evacuated location with animals have the ability to take their animals to the Needles Rodeo Premises at 817 3rd Street in Needles, CA.
Trish Carter, with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Department, said smoke can be seen from Kingman, AZ, about 40 miles east of Bullhead City. She even more said winds in the area have actually shifted and are affecting the fire suppression.
As of Sunday afternoon the fire had actually grown to 5,000 acres and an added 700 homes were under a mandatory evacuation order.
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