For Release: July 20, 2009; 10 am
Contact: Mike Brown, Public Affairs Specialist
Lightning Fires in Mohave County
Kingman, Ariz. Dry lightning on July 17 started three fires in Mohave
The Cliffs Fire is burning approximately 24 miles northeast of Dolan
Springs. The 150-acre fire is burning in pinion and juniper and is
currently 80% contained. Full containment of the Cliffs Fire is expected
late Monday, July 20.
Fifty-six fire-fightrers responded to the Cliffs Fire and worked
through the weekend. Responders included fire personnel from Pinion Pine
Fire Department, Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District, Kingman Fire
Department, State of Arizona, U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Land
Engines, water tenders, a helicopter, and heavy and light air tankers
were used to fight the Cliffs Fire which threatened the high tension
powerlines between Hoover Dam and Phoenix. There was no damage to the
powerlines or any structures.
Today, fire crews are completing containment of the Cliffs Fire and
will mop up and patrol the area for the next few days.
Two small fires in the Hualapia Mountains south of Kingman were
contained Friday. The fires burned less than two acres. A final fire was
contained in the Cerbat Mountains north of Kingman which burned less than
one acre on Sunday, July 19.
Fire restrictions remain in effect for public lands in northwestern
Arizona. Current Fire Danger for the BLM Kingman Field Office is Very
High. Current fire restriction information can also be found online at
www.publiclands.org/firenews or call toll free 1-877-864-6985. To report a
wildfire or illegal fire use, please call the Kingman Field Office at (928)
718-3700 or State Fire Dispatch at (800) 309-7081.
The BLM manages more land 256 million acres than any other Federal
agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is
primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. The Bureau, with
a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of
sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLMs multiple-use
mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for
the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau
accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation,
livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by
conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public
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