“Where’s the fire?”

8/30 8:14am– Fire authorities confirm there is a wildland fire near Cibola, AZ. The direction of yesterday’s winds helped move its smoke north through the valley toward the Parker area. Smoke was also heavy in Blythe, CA and Ehrenberg, AZ.

8/30 10:21am– Reports say 11 structures have been engulfed by the fire in Cibola.

8/31 1:26pm– According to KYMA:

Fire crews are fighting to get the upper hand on a fire burning near Blythe.

The Bureau of Land Management says the Edison Fire has grown to more than 1,000 acres. A BLM spokesperson says that a downed powerline sparked the blaze.

The fire is zero percent contained, and crews say that thick vegetation is making it difficult to fight the fire. Firefighters are back-burning to try to slow the progress of the fire.

 

3 comments

  1. Thanks for posting this. It was so smoky yesterday evening in Bouse I called Dispatch and asked if we should evacuate.

    This morning the sun was a giant red ball and all my mountains disappeared. Creepy, when we are used to 15 mile visibility.

  2. do you have an update on this fire?

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