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Mojave

Unit Information

Mojave National Preserve
National Park Service
2701 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311

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Incident Contact

Lisa Wilson
Email: lisa_m_wilson@nps.gov
Phone: 7602526110

On Thursday June 17, thunderstorms with dry lightning moved through the Mojave National Preserve igniting the Mojave Fire which quickly spread in the Sawtooth Mountain area just south of Halloran Summit. The 2,490-fire continues to threaten Joshua trees, desert tortoises, and desert bighorn sheep, although crews are making good progress toward containment. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginThursday June 17th, 2021 approx. 03:51 PM
LocationMojave National Preserve, Sawtooth Mountain
Incident CommanderM. Hoon, BLM
Coordinates35.343 latitude, -115.783 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel69
Size2,490 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateFriday June 25th, 2021 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Short grass and shrubs

Significant Events

Minimal

Outlook

Planned Actions

Cold trailing and monitoring the fire

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal growth potential

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A warming trend will send temperatures to near normal on Friday and above normal over the weekend, followed by another push of moisture which could bring more showers and thunderstorms next week.