Evacuations ordered as wildfire spreads in Arizona

Evacuations ordered as wildfire spreads in Arizona

April 26, 2021

A wildfire in Arizona dubbed the Flag Fire has burned 600 acres since it was reported Sunday afternoon.

The blaze started between the Flag Mine and Wild Cow Campground in the Hualapai Mountains, which is about 11 miles south/southeast of Kingman.

PHOTO: A cloud of smoke rises from the fires burning in Kingman, Ariz., April 25, 2021.

Evacuations have been ordered for about 200 homes, said Anita Mortensen, spokeswoman for the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

It also prompted the closure of the Hualapai Mountain Resort and Hualapai Mountain Park, she said.

A helicopter crew will do a reconnaissance over the fire area Monday to get a better sense of the impact, officials said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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