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Owens Fire

Unit Information

California Desert District
Bureau of Land Management
22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos Moreno Valley California 92553
Moreno Valley, CA, CA 92553

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Incident Contact

Michele Van Der Linden
Phone: 951 697 5217

 The Owens Fire was reported at 2:02 pm on Saturday, May 1 in the Short Canyon area west of Highway 395.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday May 01st, 2021 approx. 02:02 PM
LocationSeven miles north west of Inyokern
Incident CommanderMichael Hoon (night IC) and Craig Owen (day IC)
Coordinates35.712 latitude, -117.916 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel140
Size1,512 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained85%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday May 15th, 2021 approx. 11:59 PM
Fuels Involved

brush and short grass

Significant Events

Fire is smoldering


Planned Actions

Continued perimeter control with direct attack and mop up interior of the fire.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire is holding within the current footprint with no expected growth.


This is the final update unless fire conditions change.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A warming and drying trend is expected through mid-week. A cooling trend along with increased winds is expected to take place later in the week and into the weekend.