KINGMAN, Ariz. — A wildfire in the Hualapai Mountains near Kingman has forced officials to order evacuations on Sunday afternoon.
Officials say that the evacuations are in place for about 200 homes in the Pine Lake community, Hualapai Mountain Park and Hualapai Mountain Lodge.
Mohave County also declared an emergency as a result of the fire, closing Hualapai Mountain Park and activating an emergency response and recovery plan.
On Monday afternoon, officials said the fire expanded to 1,400 acres and is 0% contained.
On Monday, lower winds and higher humidity with a chance of rain are expected in the fire area as 150 personnel work to contain the fire.
Hualapai Mountain Road has been closed at Milepost 10 to everyone except emergency vehicles, according to officials.
The fire has grown to 600 acres. Fire personnel are working from air and ground.
The Red Cross has set up shelter arrangements at Palo Christi Elementary School located at 500 Maple Street.
Pre-evacuation orders are in place for Atherton Acres and Pinion Pine.
More information on Mohave County evacuations can be found here.