11846629_10153508515428745_4261195167500482467_nAbout 300 ground personnel, an assortment of aircraft and three bulldozers are working to contain a wildfire that has prompted the evacuation of about 1,000 homes in Mohave Valley. No one has been injured in the fire that started Saturday.

Bureau of Land Management public information officer Dolores Garcia said the 6,780-acre fire is about ten percent contained. She said residents of some evacuated neighborhoods may be allowed to return to their homes later today.

At least 11 structures have been lost. An unknown number of those are primary residences.

A shelter is established at Willow Valley Elementary School. The Red Cross and Salvation Army have reportedly been working to provide medications, water and food to those in need.

 

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