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Shelter back in operation for fire in NW Arizona

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KINGMAN, AZ (AP) -

The American Red Cross has turned a cooling station in Kingman back into a shelter because a wildfire burning in mountains near Kingman is threatening more homes.

The Dean Peak Fire has burned five square miles after lightning started it Saturday in the Hualapai Mountains about 10 miles southeast of Kingman. There's no containment figure.

The Red Cross says it reconfigured its facility at the Kingman High School back into a shelter early Wednesday morning after the growing fire forced residents from the Pinion Pine subdivision to evacuate.

Mohave County authorities previously advised residents of other areas near the fire to evacuate.

A spokeswoman for fire managers said she'd be able to provide more information after a morning briefing.

Air tankers on Tuesday dropped retardant to slow the fire's growth.

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