Lightning-Sparked Wildfire Spreads in Arizona's Hualapai Mountains as Temperatures Soar

A wildfire sparked by lightning spread to 300 acres in Arizona’s Hualapai Mountains on Wednesday, July 20, officials said, as an excessive heat warning was in place for parts of the state.

Footage released by the Arizona Bureau of Land Management shows an overhead view of the fire.

The wildfire, dubbed the Pine Peak fire, was first recorded on Saturday, according to authorities, who said smoke from the fire was visible in Yucca, Wikieup, and Kingman.

An excessive heat warning was in place on Thursday, with highs of up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 Celsius) forecast. Credit: Bureau of Land Management – Arizona Fire via Storyful

Video transcript

[NO SPEECH]

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting