11825775_1031867540156640_5750161030463147207_n (1)August 8, 2015 Report Time: 9:00 PM The Willow Fire is burning in the Lake Havasu Wildlife Refuge near Topock. The fire started at around 10:00 am this morning. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Deputies, Search and Rescue volunteers and Mohave Valley Fire Department worked to evacuate approximately 150 homes in the Delta City and Topock Lake Ranchos subdivisions. At this time a mandatory evacuation order is in place for all residences south of Laguna Road and East of Vanderslice Road in Mohave Valley, AZ. County Route 1 is closed and all roads within the above evacuation locations are closed. The Mohave Valley Fire Department, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Forestry Division and many of the other fire departments from the Mohave County area are working to contain the fire. The fire is estimated at this point to be approximately 2000 acres and zero percent contained. Some structures have been lost, but number of structures lost or damaged has not been confirmed yet. Currently there have not been any reported injuries or fatalities related to the fire. The Salvation Army is providing food and support for the firefighting efforts. American Red Cross volunteers have opened a shelter for those evacuated due to the Willow Fire in Mohave Valley, AZ. The shelter is at Mohave Valley Elementary School, 1419 E. Willow Dr., Mohave Valley, AZ, 86440. The Western Arizona Humane Society has opened a pet shelter. Anyone coming to the shelter is asked to bring their medications and medical equipment (walkers, breathing machines, etc.), clothing for 3 days and important papers such as insurance cards. Those affected by the fire can reach the American Red Cross at 1-800-842-7349. There is no need for donations at this time