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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday June 17th, 2021 approx. 03:51 PM|
|Location||Mojave National Preserve, Sawtooth Mountain|
|Incident Commander||M. Hoon, BLM|
|Coordinates||35.343 latitude, -115.783 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday June 25th, 2021 approx. 06:00 PM|
Short grass and shrubs
Cold trailing and monitoring the fire
|Projected Incident Activity|
Minimal growth potential
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.