The Steamboat Fire is burning in a remote area of Mohave County and was started by a storm, authorities say.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — A wildfire in a remote area of Mohave County has sent up a plume of smoke that can be seen for miles.
The Steamboat Fire burns about 19 miles east of the small community of Wikieup. It was triggered by lightning and burned at least 788 acres of land on Tuesday, according to Arizona State Forestry.
Firefighters monitor the fire from the air. The area’s rugged terrain has made it inaccessible to firefighters, but no communities are currently at risk.
Smoke can be seen from the Prescott area, authorities said.
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All updates on future evacuations, information on evacuation centers and up-to-date road closures can be found below:
- No evacuation order is in place
- 788 acres burned so far
- Fire triggered by lightning
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How many hectares has he burned?
The Steamboat Fire has burned 788 acres and is 0% contained as of June 27, fire officials said.
Are there evacuation orders?
There are no communities under the “GO”, “SET” or “READY” orders.
Go to the Arizona Emergency Information Network website to learn how the READY, SET, GO evacuation system works.
What roads or highways have been closed?
Authorities have not closed any roads due to the fire.
Are there shelters available for residents who may be evacuated?
Authorities have not released information about the shelters.
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Arizona wildfire season
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Wildfire Starter Kit:
Residents of wildfire-prone areas are urged to have an emergency supply kit to take with them if they are evacuated from their homes, especially as Arizona residents begin to see a early widespread fire activity throughout the state.
An emergency supply kit should be assembled long before a forest fire or other disaster occurs. Be sure to keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you when you need to evacuate.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends residents near a disaster store emergency supplies in a plastic bin, small suitcase, trash can, backpack, or other container.
Residents should make sure they have the necessities, such as three gallons of water per person and a three-day supply of ready-to-eat food, the NFPA said. A first aid kit, prescription drugs, contact lenses and non-prescription drugs should also be considered.
Copies of all important family documents, including insurance policies, identity documents, bank account statements and emergency phone numbers, should also be taken and placed in a portable waterproof container in your kit, the NFPA said.
The association lists other things that could help in the event of a disaster, including:
Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
Battery or crank radio and NOAA weather radio to receive up-to-date information
Dust mask or cotton T-shirt to filter the air
Matches in a waterproof container
Complete change of clothes, including long pants, long-sleeved shirts and sturdy shoes stored in a waterproof container
Full list of NFPA supplies available here.