Thursday, August 22, 2013

Lightning Ignites Multiple Fires in Blake Ranch

Blake Ranch -

Around 1:30 pm on August 22nd, 2013, Pinion Pine fire units were dispatched to the area of Blake Ranch road and Prospect road for a reported brush fire which brought the response of 1 engine and 1 chief. C501 located the fire, a single tree burning off of Prospect road which had been struck by lightning. A second report of a fire was received by Kingman Alarm in the area of Silver Dollar and Line drive, roughly a mile away. B526 was diverted to this incident, locating the single burning tree south of Line drive which was also struck by lightning. Upon C501 completing the first fire, a third report came in of a fire near Line drive and Reese road. C501 arrived in the area to find yet another single tree that had been struck by lightning and was burning. A local homeowner nearby had seen the fire and began putting it out. All three fires were contained to a tenth of an acre and no structures were threatened and/or damaged.

Lt. Ron Hood, Pinion Pine Fire District
Photo by Firefighter Neal Raines, Pinion Pine Fire District

No comments:

Post a Comment