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News Update!!: Fort Mohave, AZ: Brush fire contained.

News Update!!: Fort Mohave, AZ: Brush fire contained.

A brush fire that was burning near Corona Road, near Downey Road just west of Arizona State Route 95, in Fort Mohave, Arizona has been contained.

As of 9:21pm MST, the Mohave Valley Fire Department said that the fire is contained, and that crews will stay monitoring the fire all night tonight and tomorrow as well.

According to Fire Marshal Don Gibson with the Mohave Valley Fire Department, the fire is currently at 42 acres, and the fire is contained on all four sides.

There will be Crews working the fire throughout the night and tomorrow.

The brush fire started at around 2:00pm MST on Saturday, May 19th, 2018.

Timothy Terral contacted ZachNews about the brush fire, where the brush fire was burning, and sent in these are pictures of the brush fire.

Timothy Terral also sent into ZachNews this video from the brush fire.

According to Fire Marshal Don Gibson with the Mohave Valley Fire Department, the fire is burning of heavy brush, no structures threatened at this time, and the cause of the brush fire under investigation.

Firefighters from Mohave Valley Fire Department, Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department, Bullhead City Fire Department, and Oatman Fire Department, and units responding from Bureau of Land Management in Kingman, Arizona responded to the brush fire.

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

** Pictures from Timothy Terral: **

Breaking News!!: Fort Mohave, AZ: Brush fire burning.

Breaking News!!: Fort Mohave, AZ: Brush fire burning.

There is a report of a brush fire is burning near Corona Road, near Downey Road just west of Arizona State Route 95, in Fort Mohave, Arizona.

The brush fire started at around 2:00pm MST on Saturday, May 19th, 2018.

Timothy Terral contacted ZachNews about the brush fire, where the brush fire was burning, and sent in these are pictures of the brush fire.

Timothy Terral also sent into ZachNews this video from the brush fire.

According to Fire Marshal Don Gibson with the Mohave Valley Fire Department, approximately 10 acres is burning of heavy brush, no structures threatened at this time, and the cause of the brush fire under investigation.

Firefighters from Mohave Valley Fire Department, Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department, Bullhead City Fire Department, and Oatman Fire Department, and units responding from Bureau of Land Management in Kingman, Arizona are on scene of the brush fire.

Motorists may have some issues traveling along Aztec Road due to the smoke so we ask the public to please use caution.

The brush fire is slowly burning itself out as firefighters remain on scene in case of any flare ups.

** Pictures from Timothy Terral: **

Needles, CA: Community welcomes and shows support for the Run For The Wall 2018.

Needles, CA: Community welcomes and shows support for the Run For The Wall 2018.

The community of Needles, California welcomed and showed their support for the Run For The Wall 2018 on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018.

Hundreds of motorcycle riders were participating in the 30th Annual Run For The Wall event, this annual journey across America recognizes the sacrifices and contributions made by all veterans who have served our nation.

The organization promotes healing among all veterans and their families and friends, to call for an accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (P.O.W./M.I.A.), to honor the memory of those Killed in Action (K.I.A.) from all wars, and to support our military personnel all over the world.

Veterans of recent wars, those currently on Active Duty, Non-Veteran Supporters, and Patriots come together and trek across America ending on Memorial Day in Washington, District of Columbia at the Vietnam Memorial Wall where they will honor those who can’t make the ride, the fallen, the disabled and the still missing.

There are 3 routes making up this year’s Run For The Wall, the Southern Route which rides across the lower states along interstate 10 and the Midway Route and Central Route who both ride along Interstate 40 heading east until they split in New Mexico, all routes reportedly left from Ontario, California earlier that morning.

Well the Midway Route ride by Needles, California for lunch in Kingman, Arizona, the Central Route makes their stop in Needles, California.

ZachNews on Facebook was broadcasting live on Facebook as the Central Route arrived into Downtown Needles, California for a welcoming event put on by the community.

A long line of motorcycles from the Central Route began arriving along Front Street as people waved at the greeted by American flags waving and people shouting out “Thank You!” and “God Bless America!” as they went by with music played by members of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe.

Written messages on colored American flags by students from Vista Colorado Elementary School greeted motorcycle riders as they seat down at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California to eat a delicious taco lunch provided by 19th Hole Bar and Grill and delicious cold ice cream served by The Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.).

According to the Needles Chamber of Commerce, 500 veterans enjoyed the lunch served by the crew at 19th Hole Bar and Grill, who prepared 1500 tacos for the veterans.

As the motorcycle riders eat and rested, organizers along with city and county representative prepare to speak during presentations.

The welcoming event began with an opening prayer and Tatyana Medrano singing the National Anthem.

A presentation was held by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 404 Commander George DeLeon for Stanley D. Jump, World War II Veteran who joined the United States Navy in December 1st, 1944 and received the American Area Medal Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Area Medal Ribbon, and World War II Victory Medal Ribbon.

A medals shadow box was presented to the family of Stanley D. Jump, which included daughter Wendy Puccio and granddaughter Lacy Hedrick, followed by an honor guard gun salute.

Proclamations were done afterwards by City of Needles Mayor Dr. Edward T. Paget, Phil LeJeune from 1st District San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood’s Office, and Isis Fuentes from California State Assemblyman Jay Obernolte’s Office.

Plaques were headed out and thanks were presented by the Run For The Wall followed by drill demonstration by Reserve Officers’ Training Corps students from Mohave High School in Bullhead City, Arizona.

As the event came to a close and people said good bye to all of the motorcycle riders at Santa Fe Park, a small group of people holding American flags stand along the Five Mile Road overpass along eastbound Interstate 40 await the line of motorcycles to come by.

ZachNews on Facebook was broadcasting live on Facebook from the Five Mile Road overpass as everybody awaited the motorcycle riders.

As they approached the Five Mile Road overpass along eastbound interstate 40, vehicles including semi trucks honked their horns as people saluted and waved the American flags at the long line of motorcycle riders.

With many thanks and safe travels, the motorcycle riders with the Central Route department Needles, California and ended into Mohave County, Arizona heading to their next stop for the night in Williams, Arizona.

The community thank you for stopping into Needles, California on your journey across America for all who have served our nation and their sacrifices and contributions made for us to live in the land of the free, thank you for serving.

For more information regarding the Run For The Wall or to follow their journey across America can be found at the following website address:

https://www.rftw.us/

** Pictures and Live Broadcasts from ZachNews: **

Downtown Needles, CA: Ready to welcome hundreds of motorcycle riders participating in the Run For The Wall 2018.

Downtown Needles, CA: Ready to welcome hundreds of motorcycle riders participating in the Run For The Wall 2018.

Organizers and the community are all ready to welcome hundreds of motorcycle riders participating in the Run For The Wall 2018 with a welcoming event being held at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018.

According to the Needles Chamber of Commerce, they’re expecting more than 500 motorcycle riders to arrive at Santa Fe Park at around 1:45pm PT, but people wanting to welcome the group should arrive before 1:45pm PT in case of early arrivals.

** Event Schedule and Map: **

** Event Schedule and Map from the Needles Chamber of Commerce: **

The Needles Chamber of Commerce is asking the community to join in the welcoming of the Run For The Wall 2018 by bring American flags to wave and cheer for all of the motorcycle riders.

There will be speakers and a presentation held at Santa Fe Park along with lunch for all of the Run For The Wall 2018 participates.

Streets around Santa Fe Park will be closed for the welcoming event and traffic control at intersections near Santa Fe Park may occur when the group arrives and departs from the welcoming event.

After the welcoming event, the Run For The Wall 2018 group will ride along East Broadway onto eastbound Interstate 40 on there way into Mohave County, Arizona.

These are a few of the pictures taken by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez shows last year’s welcoming event during the Run For The Wall 2017 at Santa Fe Park as well as the ride afterwards as the group rides along eastbound Interstate 40 passing under Five Mile Road overpass.

** ZachNews will be broadcasting live on Facebook at the welcoming event for the Run For The Wall 2018 starting when the group arrives at Santa Fe Park and at the Five Mile Road overpass as the group rides east towards Mohave County, Arizona. **

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews

The Run For The Wall recognizes the sacrifices and contributions made by all veterans who have served our nation.

The organization promotes healing among all veterans and their families and friends, to call for an accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (P.O.W./M.I.A.), to honor the memory of those Killed in Action (K.I.A.) from all wars, and to support our military personnel all over the world.

Veterans of recent wars, those currently on Active Duty, Non-Veteran Supporters, and Patriots come together and trek across America ending on Memorial Day in Washington, District of Columbia at the Vietnam Memorial Wall where they will honor those who can’t make the ride, the fallen, the disabled and the still missing.

For more information regarding the welcoming event at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050.

For more information regarding the Run For The Wall or to follow their journey across America can be found at the following website address:

https://www.rftw.us/

** Flyer Picture from the Needles Chamber of Commerce: **

Downtown Needles, CA: Getting ready for an event at Santa Fe Park to welcome the Run For The Wall 2018.

Downtown Needles, CA: Getting ready for an event at Santa Fe Park to welcome the Run For The Wall 2018.

Organizers and the community are getting ready to welcome hundreds of motorcycle riders participating in the Run For The Wall 2018 with a welcoming event being held at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018.

According to the Needles Chamber of Commerce, they’re expecting more than 500 motorcycle riders to arrive at Santa Fe Park at around 1:45pm PT, but people wanting to welcome the group should arrive before 1:45pm PT in case of early arrivals.

The Needles Chamber of Commerce is asking the community to join in the welcoming of the Run For The Wall 2018 by bring American flags to wave and cheer for all of the motorcycle riders.

There will be speakers and a presentation held at Santa Fe Park along with lunch for all of the Run For The Wall 2018 participates.

Streets around Santa Fe Park will be closed for the welcoming event and traffic control at intersections near Santa Fe Park may occur when the group arrives and departs from the welcoming event.

After the welcoming event, the Run For The Wall 2018 group will ride along East Broadway onto eastbound Interstate 40 on there way into Mohave County, Arizona.

These are a few of the pictures taken by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez shows last year’s welcoming event during the Run For The Wall 2017 at Santa Fe Park as well as the ride afterwards as the group rides along eastbound Interstate 40 passing under Five Mile Road overpass.

** ZachNews will be broadcasting live on Facebook at the welcoming event for the Run For The Wall 2018 starting when the group arrives at Santa Fe Park and at the Five Mile Road overpass as the group rides east towards Mohave County, Arizona. **

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews

The Run For The Wall recognizes the sacrifices and contributions made by all veterans who have served our nation.

The organization promotes healing among all veterans and their families and friends, to call for an accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (P.O.W./M.I.A.), to honor the memory of those Killed in Action (K.I.A.) from all wars, and to support our military personnel all over the world.

Veterans of recent wars, those currently on Active Duty, Non-Veteran Supporters, and Patriots come together and trek across America ending on Memorial Day in Washington, District of Columbia at the Vietnam Memorial Wall where they will honor those who can’t make the ride, the fallen, the disabled and the still missing.

For more information regarding the welcoming event at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050.

For more information regarding the Run For The Wall or to follow their journey across America can be found at the following website address:

https://www.rftw.us/

** Flyer Picture from the Needles Chamber of Commerce: **

News Update!!: Franconia, AZ: Semi truck fire along westbound Interstate 40.

News Update!!: Franconia, AZ: Semi truck fire along westbound Interstate 40.

According to the Yucca Fire District, firefighters from Yucca Fire District and Desert Hills Fire District were on scene of a semi truck fire along westbound Interstate 40 at mile marker 11.8 near Franconia, Arizona.

The Semi truck fire occurred at around 11:15pm MST on Monday, April 30th, 2018.

Both lanes of westbound Interstate 40 were closed due to the fire, but the #1 lane of traffic has since been reopened.

At this moment, no reports of any injuries.

** Picture from the Yucca Fire District: **

Breaking News!!: Franconia, AZ: Vehicle fire reported along westbound Interstate 40.

Breaking News!!: Franconia, AZ: Vehicle fire reported along westbound Interstate 40.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, westbound Interstate 40 is closed due to a vehicle fire at milepost 12, about two miles east of the State Route 95 junction, in northeast Arizona.

Drivers should expect delays or postpone travel if possible.

There is no estimated time to reopen the westbound lanes.

Eastbound lanes are unaffected.