News Alert!!!: Pictures Of The Brush Fire Burning Near Jack Smith Park In Needles.

  

News Alert!!!: Needles, CA: Pictures Of The Brush Fire Burning Near Jack Smith Park In Needles.

 

 

ZachNews has been covering the brush fire burning near Jack Smith Park in Needles, California since the brush fire started by dry lightning around 7:00pm PT Monday afternoon.

 

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was there with our camera and has taken lots of pictures and videos of the brush fire burning near Jack Smith Park in Needles, California.

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Pictures are posted here on ZachNews and videos will be posted later at ZachNews Channel on YouTube.

 

ZachNews on YouTube:

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheZachNews

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** Thank You To All The First Responders Who Are Battling This Brush Fire Burning Near Jack Smith Park In Needles, California and Helping To Protect People’s Lives. **

 

 

** Thank You To All The Work Crews Who Are Making Sure That Their Community Will Be Open For Business, Roads Clear From Debris, and Utilities Poles Are Fix When Bought Down By The Brush Fire Burning Near Jack Smith Park In Needles, California. **

News Update!!!: The Latest News On The Brush Fire Burning Near Jack Smith Park In Needles.

  

News Update!!!: Needles, CA: The Latest News On The Brush Fire Burning Near Jack Smith Park In Needles.

 

 

The brush fire burning near Jack Smith Park in Needles, California is reported to be 60% contained.

 

 

At around 7:00pm PT Monday afternoon, dry lightning from a passing monsoon storm spark a very large brush fire just southeast of Jack Smith Park.

 

The fire is burning in an area of large trees, brush, and thick vegetation running along the shore of the Colorado River. The burn area is known to have pockets of homeless campers and camping spots for those wanting to camp away from the crowds.

 

 

Homes in the Verde Shores Estates area near Jack Smith Park were told to be ready to evacuate if the time needs to come.

 

Jack Smith Park was evacuated and was closed into the night. Roads going into Jack Smith Park were closed to traffic including River Road at Marina Drive, Smith Road at East Broadway, Ice Plant Road at East Broadway, and Santa Fe Road which runs near Jack Smith Park.

 

 

At around 8:00pm PT Monday night, the brush fire jumps the Colorado River into Arizona from California. A fire officials from San Bernardino County Fire Department told ZachNews that the fire burn 50 acres in California and 200 acres in Arizona.

 

 

Fire crews from throughout the Colorado River Tri-State area responded to the brush fire including San Bernardino County Fire Department, Golden Shores Fire Department, Fort Mojave Fire Department, and Arizona Bureau of Land Management.

 

Traffic control around the brush fire was done by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Police Department, and City of Needles Public Works.

 

 

The brush fire hasn’t injured or killed anybody and no structures have been burn in this dry lightning brush fire. Fire crews are working in the Mojave Desert heat with temperatures between 110*F to 115*F in the day time well at night, low temperatures hang between 85*F to 95*F.

 

 

The command center for the brush fire burning near Jack Smith Park was set up at Needles Marina Park on Marina Drive, but now has moved to Jack Smith Park at the end of River Road (Bridge Road).

 

 

More information is coming in slowed as ZachNews is there at the scene of the brush fire.

 

ZachNews will be there continuing to collect more information on this brush fire burning near Jack Smith Park in Needles, California and report the news updates to ZachNews as soon as possible.

 

 

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more pictures and videos from the brush fire burning near Jack Smith Park in Needles, California.

News Update!!!: Brush Fire Near Jack Smith Park In Needles Has Cross Into Arizona.

 

News Update!!!: Needles, CA: Brush Fire Near Jack Smith Park In Needles Has Cross Into Arizona.

 

The Brush Fire Burning Near Jack Smith Park In Needles, California Has Jump Over The Colorado River Into Arizona.

The Brush Fire Was Caused By Lightning Monday Afternoon Around 7:00pm PT.

The Area That Is Burning Has Been Used By Both Tourist As Well As The Homeless.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Brush fire burning near Jack Smith Memorial Park. 

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Brush fire burning near Jack Smith Memorial Park.

A brush fire is burning near Jack Smith Memorial Park in Needles, California.

The brush fire started before 7:00pm PT on Monday, August 13th, 2012 after lightning hit the brush landscaped area just east of Jack Smith Memorial Park

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was reporting on another news story when he spotted the brush fire and rushed over to the brush and captured these pictures of the large flames.

The dark smoke from the brush fire could be seen for miles around the Colorado River Tri-State area, including across the Colorado River in Mohave Valley, Arizona.

San Bernardino County Fire Department were seen rushing to the brush fire and reports that Jack Smith Memorial Park has been evacuated.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has Jack Smith Memorial Park as well as River Road closed at Marina Drive.

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story.

Monsoon Storms Causes Problems Sunday In Mojave Desert.

 

Mojave Desert, CA: Monsoon storms over parts of the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California made a mess of problems Sunday.

 

A Monsoon storm which hanged over the Mojave National Preserve in San Bernardino County, California for the majority of Sunday, decided to make a move to the southeast bring winds and lightning into Needles, California.

 

Lightning hit a utility pole near Interstate 40 at U.S. Route 95 east of Goffs, California. San Bernardino County Fire Department from Needles, California responded and put out the fire.

 

The Monsoon storm also brought heavy rain as well as blowing dust to parts of the Mojave Desert keeping driver on alert watching out for flying debris.

 

 

Another Monsoon storm caused lightning which hit an area north of Keys View Scenic Overlook in the Joshua Tree National Park causing a wildfire.

 

The Quail Fire has burned an estimated 300 acres and is burning through rocky hillsides covered with pinyon pine, junipers, and Joshua trees.

 

According to ABC affiliate KESQ Channel 3 in Palm Desert, California, A total of 97 firefighters are working the fire. Air resources include an air attack fixed wing aircraft and two helicopters are providing water drops.

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** You can read more about these news stories at the following website: **

– ABC affiliate KESQ Channel 3:

 

“Fire burns at Joshua Tree National Park.”

 

http://www.kesq.com/news/Fire-burns-at-Joshua-Tree-National-Park/-/233092/16092600/-/2qrfdcz/-/index.html

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Good Samaritans Rescued Woman From Colorado River After Slipping Off Rocks Saturday.

  

Needles, CA: Good samaritans came to the aid of a woman who fell into the Colorado River at Jack Smith Park in Needles, California Saturday afternoon.

 

 

According to eyewitnesses, the woman and 3 teens were walking along a small rocky jetty along the beach and sticks out into the Colorado River when the woman slipped off the rocks and fell into the water.

 

 

Several good samaritans helped rescued a woman from the Colorado River well others called 911. San Bernardino County Fire Department as well as Baker Emergency Medical Services responded to Jack Smith Park.

 

 

The woman was checked out at the scene and didn’t need to be transported to a hospital.

 

 

Person Hit By A Train Last Friday Afternoon.

  

Goffs, CA: A person standing on railroad tracks hit by a freight train 10 miles west of U.S. Route 95 near Goffs Road in Goffs, California Friday afternoon.

 

 

Just before 3:00pm PT, emergency dispatch received a call of a person being hit by a freight train traveling along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Line. San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the emergency call from Needles, California.

 

 

At one point, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad stopped all freight train traffic near the accident for a short moment. About 30 minutes later, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Line was reopened to all freight train traffic.

 

 

There is no further information at this time to why the person was on the track or to the person’s name, age, and gender.

 

 

This stretch of railway is served by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and is heavily traveled daily shipping goods and supplies across the United States from Los Angeles, California to Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

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