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Topock Fire Update

Topock Fire Update
Judy Lacey / 06 Apr 2016 / 1 Comment » Comments

 

3:30 p.m. Update:

Fire officials report that the fire burning near Topock has consumed 1,200 acres, 50 acres on the California side of the river, and there is zero containment at this time.

Firefighters stage outside of the Topock Fire. Rick Powell/RiverScene

Firefighters stage outside of the Topock Fire. Rick Powell/RiverScene

Firefighters currently working the fire are from the San Bernardino Fire Department, Mohave Valley Fire Department, Bureau of Land Management and Arizona Game and Fish.

The biggest concern at this time, according to fire officials, is embers and wind.

According to the National Weather Service in Las Vegas, the winds have turned northwest. These winds will continue until midnight, then decrease. Smoke could still hang around in Lake Havasu City through Thursday morning.

There has been some damage at Pirate’s Cove Resort, but firemen are protecting it from further damage.

Arizona is calling it the Topock Fire and California is calling it the Pirate Fire.

Firefighters work to protect structure at Pirate Cove. photo courtesy San Bernardino County Fire

Firefighters work to protect structure at Pirate Cove. photo courtesy San Bernardino County Fire

The Topock/Pirate Fire burns Wednesday morning. Rick Powell/RiverScene

The Topock/Pirate Fire burns Wednesday morning. Rick Powell/RiverScene

A helicopter drops fire suppression on the Topock/Pirate Fire Wednesday morning. Rick Powell/RiverScene

A helicopter drops fire suppression on the Topock/Pirate Fire Wednesday morning. Rick Powell/RiverScene

Smoke from the Topock/Pirate Fire rises into the air Wednesday morning. Rick Powell/RiverScene

Smoke from the Topock/Pirate Fire rises into the air Wednesday morning. Rick Powell/RiverScene

Submitted photo Jean Kuhn

Submitted photo Jean Kuhn

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One Response to “Topock Fire Update”

  1. Steve Miller says:

    Thank you for the updates, something lacking in the Havasu newspaper and radio stations.

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