AZ Wildfire | Flag Fire | Sit Rep 1

SIT REP 1 | APRIL 25, 2021 | Posted 1920 PT

Courtesy: BLM AZ Fire


A brush fire turned wildfire named the FLAG FIRE ignited about 11 miles south-southeast of Kingman in the Hualapai Mountains (Mohave County), Arizona on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

Officials say the cause is unknown and under investigation but state it originated between Flag Mine and Wild Cow Campgrounds.

600 acres of ponderosa pine (higher elevations), brush and grass destroyed.

Fire Weather — RED FLAG WARNING in effect for Sunday and Monday due to high winds, low relative humidity (RH) in the fire area.


Mandatory Evacuations are in effect for:

GO NOW –> Hualapai Mountain Park, Lodge and Pine Lake communities.

GET READY –> Atherton Acres and Pinion Pine communities.

Red Cross Shelter –> Palo Christi Elementary School. 500 Maple Street, Kingman, Arizona.


Resources on-scene or en route — Central West Type 3 IMT. 5 IHC on order. Air resources — 1 Lead, 3 LAT, 3 SEAT, 1 Type 2 and 2 Type 3 Helicopters.

Incident Cooperators — BLM AZ, Colorado River District Office (Lake Havasu), Mohave Sheriff Office, Mohave County Emergency Management, Pine Lake Fire Department, Arizona Department of Transportation, SWCC, National Interagency Fire Center, Inciweb.


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Livestock Assistance –> Contact the Sheriff Office Communications Center. 928-753-0753.


Hashtags — #FlagFire #AZwildfire #FireSeason2021

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#KelloggFire | AZ | New!


The Kellogg Wildfire is located about one (1) mile SW of Sonoita, Arizona.

The fire behavior is active, running and is wind-driven.  It has scorched 780 acres of brush and grass and has been contained to 85% by fire crews.

There are 159 personnel assigned to this incident along with four (4) crews, 14 engines and two (2) helicopters.

Total cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment is $417,000.

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New Wildfire | #Molina | AZ | 1

Coronado National Forest, Arizona

UPDATE 1 – APRIL 5, 2017

The Molina Wildfire started on April 4th around 1230 Hours.  It is located near Molino Basin at Mile Marker 4.5 on the Mt. Lemmon Highway.

Smoke rising on the Molino Fire

Photo Courtesy:  Inciweb

Currently, the fire has burned 50 acres of brush and grass.

The cause is unknown and under investigation.

Two Forest Service hotshot crews, two engines and a helicopter will be assigned to the fire tomorrow, and will continue to work on securing the fire.

The Mt. Lemmon Highway remains closed at this time.

Fire Fact:

The Coronado NF has experienced wildfire every month in 2016, and every month so far of 2017. We no longer speak of fire season, but fire year. – CNF 

APRIL 4, 2017


The Mesa Hotshots have arrived and will accompany two crews from the Arizona Division of Forestry and Fire Management, a crew from Saguaro National Park, two helicopters, three engines, water tenders (tankers), and miscellaneous overhead to the fire early tomorrow morning.

Firefighters are off the line tonight to provide for their safety due to steep, rocky terrain. Helicopters continued with bucket drops through the evening, cooling the fire to allow crews to construct fire line.

Winds have died down tonight. Weather conditions tomorrow are forecast to be warmer and drier with winds out of the east.

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