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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

AZ-BLM- #TopockFire 2200 acres, 85% Cont. [MAP] #CAFire #AZfire

Pirate Fire, r Arizona California border

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I saw lots of smoke at dawn. Drove to the marsh, by golden shoresCredit: Daniel Deaton
Officials from Arizona and California say a suspicious, growing wildfire started overnight along the Arizona-California border.

On Wednesday, April 6, 2015, at approximately 5:25 a.m., deputies from the Needles Police/Colorado River Sheriff's Station along with fire personnel from County Fire responded to Park Moabi following the report of a fire. 


The fire started on the Arizona side and winds pushed the fire over to the California side.

As of early Wednesday morning, the "Pirate Incident" fire burning south of Topock and northwest of Lake Havasu City, has burned about 125 acres in both Arizona and California.
Officials said the fire has burned 100 acres in Arizona and 25 Acres on the California side. There is 0% containment.



Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for residents of Park Moabi as well as campers in the area. 



Mandatory evacuation:  residents of Park Moabi and campers - 
 An emergency evacuation center has been established at the Needles Park & Recreation located at 1111 Bailey Avenue. 

Location: Near Needles, San Bernadino County in and around the area of Park Moabi 

Updates:

04/09/2016 0930: Incident transferred command to US Fish and Wildlife Services as a Type 4 Incident
04/08/2016 0930: 2200 acres, 85% Cont. Last night a slop over occurred after gusty winds hit. Dozer and ground crews were able to contain it which was limited to 2-3 acres. Embers and fire brands are still a threat and fire fighters are continuing efforts to reduce danger.
04/07/2016 1930: 2,200ac, winds arrived; established containment lines holding.
04/07/2016 0930: 1500+ acres 40% contained, burnout ops continue.
04/06/2016 1730: 1438 acres burned so far. 68 acres will be backfired tonight. smoke to settle across the Valley and downriver tonight.
04/06/2016 1530: 1,200 acres, prompts evacs in Needles area. #‎SBCoFD‬ unified command with @BLMArizona San Bernardino County Sheriff (‪#‎SBCSD‬) Fish / Wildlife Service & Mohave Valley Fire. #SBCSD #SBCoFD ‪#‎AirRescue‬ 06 and 40King Patrol helicopters still working fire line from the air. Krn

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04/06/2016 1430: #‎SBCoFD‬ unified command with @BLMArizona San Bernardino County Sheriff (‪#‎SBCSD‬) Fish / Wildlife Service & Mohave Valley Fire. #SBCSD #SBCoFD ‪#‎AirRescue‬ 06 and 40King Patrol helicopters still working fire line from the air. Krn
04/06/2016 1030: ‪#‎SBCoFD‬ ‪#‎AllRisk‬ crew 6-1 working to hold the fire with line construction and natural breaks. ‪#‎SBCSD‬ ‪#‎AirRescue‬ 306 along with Patrol 40King working the fire from the air. Minor damage to some buildings at Pirates Cove Resort, structure protection in place.


#PirateFire: (Update) #SBCoFD #AllRisk crew 6-1 working to hold the fire with line construction and natural breaks. #SBCSD #AirRescue 306 along with Patrol 40King working the fire from the air. Minor damage to some buildings at Pirates Cove Resort, structure protection in place. Krn
Posted by San Bernardino County Fire on Wednesday, April 6, 2016
04/06/2016 0530: San Bernardino County strike teams, air rescue 06, hand crews and a dozer have responded to the incident. According to county fire, approximately 15 acres has burned, winds are 20 mph.

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