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Old 08-09-2015, 09:29 AM
 
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MOHAVE VALLEY — Bruce Ward wasn’t sure whether to cry or be thankful. He did a little of both.
“Our home is gone,” said Ward, whose residence on Cheyenne Drive in Mohave Valley was the first to be consumed by a growing brush fire Saturday morning. “But we’re all OK.”

Major fire erupts in Mohave Valley: Willow Fire destroys at least four homes, threatens 150 others - Mohave Daily News: News

I'm 25 miles away from there and I saw the smoke over my house here in Bullhead. Def not good.
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:58 PM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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I just heard about the fire. Looks like is burning inland, I thought it was near Topock mashland area. We have a place in Willow Valley, seems like the fire hasn't hit that neighborhood. The Mohave Daily hasn't given an update since midnight. Did the fire jump 95 or are there 2 separate fires burning in Mohave Valley?

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Old 08-09-2015, 04:34 PM
 
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I just heard about the fire. Looks like is burning inland, I thought it was near Topock mashland area. We have a place in Willow Valley, seems like the fire hasn't hit that neighborhood. The Mohave Daily hasn't given an update since midnight. Did the fire jump 95 or are there 2 separate fires burning in Mohave Valley?
The Mohave Valley, Ariz., fire sparked Saturday grew exponentially and about 5,000 acres were ablaze and an additional 700 homes were evacuated on Sunday, the Bureau of Land Management said.

The brush blaze, dubbed the Willow Fire, started at the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, about 130 miles south of Las Vegas, the federal agency said. By Saturday night, the blaze was present in 2,000 acres of land.

Initially 150 homes were evacuated, according to the Red Cross, but that number grew by 700 more homes on Sunday, BLM said.

Arizona brush fire grows, hundreds of homes evacuated | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Fire's gotten MUCH worse. I live IN Bullhead City and got a lung full of smoke after coming back down Hwy 68.
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Old 08-09-2015, 10:06 PM
 
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The Mohave Valley, Ariz., fire sparked Saturday grew exponentially and about 5,000 acres were ablaze and an additional 700 homes were evacuated on Sunday, the Bureau of Land Management said.

The brush blaze, dubbed the Willow Fire, started at the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, about 130 miles south of Las Vegas, the federal agency said. By Saturday night, the blaze was present in 2,000 acres of land.

Initially 150 homes were evacuated, according to the Red Cross, but that number grew by 700 more homes on Sunday, BLM said.

Arizona brush fire grows, hundreds of homes evacuated | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Fire's gotten MUCH worse. I live IN Bullhead City and got a lung full of smoke after coming back down Hwy 68.
http://www.kpho.com/story/29744628/w...-now-evacuated

Crossing my fingers here, the fire ain't getting smaller and word is over 1,000 homes are under mandatory evacuation. Not good.
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Yikes. Stay safe up there, people! Hopefully some monsoonal moisture will make its way up there to quell things a bit.
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Old 08-10-2015, 01:05 PM
 
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Hope they get this under control and the wind doesn't come up.
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:32 PM
 
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Yikes. Stay safe up there, people! Hopefully some monsoonal moisture will make its way up there to quell things a bit.
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Hope they get this under control and the wind doesn't come up.
Agreed and HOW. Tho the latest is the evac orders were lifted for the river subdivisions down by the Needles bridge.
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Old 08-10-2015, 10:22 PM
 
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I saw some FD vehicles heading north on 95 away from Mohave Valley about an hour ago, I think the Willow fire is under control.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Mohave Valley, AZ
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They let the last of the evacuees back into their neighborhood today at 10 am. One of the streets was flattened by the fire. It's so sad to see all the burned homes.
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Old 08-13-2015, 01:40 AM
 
Location: East Central Phoenix
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Yikes. Stay safe up there, people! Hopefully some monsoonal moisture will make its way up there to quell things a bit.
Coincidentally, it was monsoonal moisture which caused this fire in the form of a thunderstorm (it was started by lightning). The problem with this part of AZ is it's so dry. It's in the Mohave Desert, which is even hotter & drier than the Sonoran Desert. Monsoon thunderstorms don't make it over that way very often ... and when they do, they aren't very significant rain producers much of the time. Dry thunderstorms do more harm than good when it comes to tinder vegetation. The only good thing I can say about this fire is: at least it wasn't human caused like so many other devastating fires were!
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