Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Mojave
FIRE
2,490.0
acres
55.2 mi
SW of Las Vegas, NV
95%
contained
Fire Status:
UNKNOWN
Last Updated:
4 months ago
Incident #:
2021-CAMNP-009642
Fire Start:
Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:51 PM PDT
Dispatch Notes:
N245
Primary Fire Agency

National Park Service — Mojave National Preserve

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 5 months ago

Incident Photo for the Mojave Fire

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

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:51 PM PDT
Location:
Mojave National Preserve, Sawtooth Mountain
Incident Commander:
M. Hoon, BLM
Coordinates:
35.343, -115.783

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
69
Size (Acres):
2,490
Containment:
95%
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday, June 25, 2021 6:00 PM PDT
Fuels Involved:
Short grass and shrubs
Significant Events:
Minimal

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Cold trailing and monitoring the fire
Projected Incident Activity:
Minimal growth potential

Weather Synopsis

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.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Lisa Wilson
Email: lisa_m_wilson@nps.gov
Phone: 7602526110
Fire Unit Information
Mojave National Preserve
National Park Service
2701 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311

Dispatch Contact

Federal Interagency Communication Center | San Bernardino, CA
909-383-5652
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sbnf/landmanagement/resourcemanagement/?cid=stelprdb5165957