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Evacuations ordered due to Hualapai Mountains fire

The Dean Peak Fire. (Photo: Herberta Schroeder via @ABC15)

KINGMAN, Ariz. -- Authorities in Mohave County are advising residents of some Hualapai Mountains communities to evacuate due to a lightning-started fire burning southeast of Kingman.

The Dean Peak fire started Saturday and is burning in brush and pine trees in an area with rugged terrain. It had burned 908 acres by Monday.

The Sheriff's Office initially said there was a mandatory evacuation order but later clarified that it's advisory only.

The evacuation advisory covers the communities of Pine Lake and Hualapai Mountain Park. Communications sites also are threatened.

On Monday afternoon, county authorities were going door to door to advise Blake Ranch Road residents about a pre-evacuation notice.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Trish Carter says probably more than 100 homes are effected by the advisory, including vacation cabins and year-round homes.

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