Firefighting units from Fort Mohave Mesa, Pinion Pines, Golden Valley, Golden Shores, Bullhead City, San Bernardino County, BLM and AZGF were on scene battling the blaze on both sides of the Colorado River.
The fire, originally called the South Fire, has progressed to more than 2,200 acres and the predominant fuels are Salt Cedar and Mesquite trees in addition of other river bottom vegetation. The fire began in the refuge on the Arizona side of the Colorado, crossed over the river into California and threatened the Pirate’s Cove and Park Moabi Recreational Vehicle Parks.
Fort Mohave Mesa Fire District Battalion Chief Kevin Smith was the first incident commander on scene and was the individual who named the blaze South Fire. However, when Bureau of Land Management arrived, they took over command and renamed the fire as Topoc Fire.
As of yesterday, April 9, 2016 – The Topock Fire incident command was transferred to US Fish and Wildlife Services as a Type 4 Incident
|Current as of||4/9/2016 9:31:00 AM|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday April 06th, 2016 approx. 05:00 AM|
|Location||10 mi SSE of Needles, CA; 2 mi W of Topock/Golden Shores, AZ|
|Incident Commander||Unified Command|
|Incident Description||Us Fish And Wildlife Service|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||85%|
|Fuels Involved||Riparian Fuels including Salt Cedar|
|Weather Concerns||Gusty winds|