A fire at the base of Bunkerville Mountain by White Rock on May 16, 2022. (Photo: Courtesy of Mesquite Fire & Rescue, taken by BLM)
After multiple inquisitions into the fire that occurred on May 16, 2022, at the base of Bunker Mountain by the landmark White Rock, the Bureau of Land Management finally responded to Mesquite Fire and Rescue Captain Spencer Lewis who inquired on behalf of the Virgin River Times.
Nevada BLM Public Information Officer Kirstan Cannon stated, “The White Rock Fire burned just over 51 acres.”
Cannon also reported the fire was put out in less than 24 hours. The source of the fire was not released.
The fire was seen for miles by local residents, especially residents of Scenic, Arizona. The Mesquite Dispatchers Office received so many calls from multiple sources reporting the fire, that the Mesquite Fire & Rescue had to post on social media an announcement that they were aware of the blaze and no one else needed to call in the fire to emergency services as the calls to report for the fire were taking up emergency lines.
There were no injuries from the fire and thanks to the fast response of concerned citizens, the fire was taken care of quickly.
For more information about wildfires in the nation, visit the InciWeb, Incident Information System website.