Evacuations ordered as wildfire spreads in Arizona


(KINGMAN, Ariz.) -- A wildfire in Arizona dubbed the Flag Fire has burned 1,400 acres since it was reported Sunday afternoon.

No one has been injured and no structures are lost, Arizona's Bureau of Land Management said.

"There were some spot fires around structures last night but firefighters worked to extinguish and continue to work around homes today," the agency said Monday 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.

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

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

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Monday, April 26, 2021 at 4:00PM by Emily Shapiro, ABC News Permalink