Category: Needles

South Fire Update

MOHAVE VALLEY –Fire fighters from Mohave Valley Fire District (MVFD) responded at 4:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 6, 2016, to a fire in the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. The fire, currently called the South Fire, has progressed to almost 100 acres and the predominant fuels are Salt Cedar and Mesquite trees in addition of other river bottom vegetation. The fire threatens the Pirate’s Cove and Park Moabi Recreational Vehicle Parks. “Both RV parks are currently being evacuated,” said the on-scene incident commander MVFD Fire Chief Ted Martin. “There are some camp trailers and other recreational vehicles still in the parks,...

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South Fire Update

  According to Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson the South Fire is in Refuge South of Needles. About 30 acres  has been consumed at this time. The wind is from the north around 16 mph and could gust up to 24. That will tend to drive the fire south away from Golden Shores but toward Topock. Although evacuations at this point do not appear to be necessary, they have notified the Red Cross to start looking at potential shelter sites in case the need arises.  Park Moabi has been EVACUATED. The fires started in Ca and  jumped the river.     https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alturas+Rd,+Topock,+AZ+86436/@34.7705091,-114.5481425,13.25z/data=!4m7!1m4!3m3!1s0x80ce1fa00890aaa3:0x8d676c47d7f81012!2sAlturas+Rd,+Topock,+AZ+86436!3b1!3m1!1s0x80ce1fa00890aaa3:0x8d676c47d7f81012?hl=en...

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WILDFIRE in Wildlife Refuge

According to Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson the fire is in Refuge South of Needles. About 30 acres at this time. Started in Ca and has now jumped the river. Incident commander does not believe it is a threat to public at this time but will update if it moves to Golden Shores/Topock area. Park Moabi has been EVACUATED.     https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alturas+Rd,+Topock,+AZ+86436/@34.7705091,-114.5481425,13.25z/data=!4m7!1m4!3m3!1s0x80ce1fa00890aaa3:0x8d676c47d7f81012!2sAlturas+Rd,+Topock,+AZ+86436!3b1!3m1!1s0x80ce1fa00890aaa3:0x8d676c47d7f81012?hl=en   Picture courtesy of Wanda Mello-Mcdow and Jean Kuhan    ...

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Near drowning in Needles under investigation

NEEDLES– Detectives with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a near drowning that took place in a community aquatic facility Sunday afternoon in the Rio Buena Vista neighborhood. A 3-year old child was found in the housing community’s public spa and was unresponsive. It’s unknown how long the child was underwater. When San Bernardino County Fire Department paramedics arrived on scene, several adults were performing CPR on the child. They were initially transported to the Colorado River Medical Center in Needles, where he was prepped for air transport to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas....

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