Dean Peak Fire near Kingman causes additional evacuations

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KINGMAN, Ariz. -- Authorities in Mohave County have ordered the evacuation of approximately 200 more homes near where the Dean Peak Fire is burning about 10 miles southeast of Kingman.

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office ordered the evacuation of the Pinion Pines community late Tuesday night after changing weather shifted the direction of the fire's growth.

The mandatory evacuation order for the residents of Pine Lake remains in effect.

Evacuees can go to the American Red Cross shelter at Kingman High School, 4182 N. Banks St., in Kingman.

The lightning-caused fire started Saturday afternoon and has grown to 4,400 acres.

Nearly 300 firefighters are battling the blaze, which is burning in the Hualapai Mountains east of Dean Peak. There is no containment at this time.

Old Highway 93 is closed and Hualapai Mountain Road is closed to Pine Lake. DW Ranch Road is closed at Intestate 40 to Atherton Acres and Blake Ranch Road is also closed except to local residents. Hualapai Mountain County Park and Wild Cow Campground will be closed until further notice.

A public meeting will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Mohave County Board of Supervisors auditorium located at 700 W. Beale St. in Kingman.

Contact the American Red Cross, www.redcross.org, or the Wildland Firefighters Foundation, www.wffoundation.org, to make a monetary donation.