A large fire burning near Kingman has prompted the evacuation of approximately 200 homes in the Pine Lake community, as well as the closure of the Hualapai Mountain Resort and the Park.
As of Monday morning, Mohave County officials said the “Flag Fire” has burned over 600 acres. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Officials warn that the Atherton Acres and Pinion Pine communities are currently on set status for evacuations.
The fire was reported around 2pm on Sunday. Crews say it originated between the Flag Mine and Wild Cow Campground in the Hualapai Mountains, which is south of Kingman.
The Mohave County Sheriff’s office says several air attack drops have taken place so.
Officials say the smoke does not appear to be impacting the Interstate 40 at this time.
Mohave County Sheriff’s Office officials say Hualapai Mountain Road is currently closed at MP 10 to everyone except evacuees and first responders.
The Red Cross has set up an evacuation center for evacuees at Palo Christi Elementary School at 500 Maple Street.