Officials with the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said the wildfire burned 150 acres as of July 22.
Smoke was visible along U.S. 93 and officials said the wind-driven fire created numerous spot fires in the area.
Additional resources were ordered, including a hot shot crew.
It’s unclear how the wildfire started, but federal Bureau of Land Management officials said recent monsoon storm activity and lightning have ignited at least six wildfires in the Kingman area.
Wikieup is 139 miles (223 kilometers) northwest of Phoenix.
The Associated Press (AP) contributed to this report.
The Big Sandy Fire has forced the evacuation of about 20 people from the unincorporated Mohave County community of Wikieup in northwestern Arizona, authorities said. (AZ State Forestry)