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.
Date of Origin:
Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:51 PM PDT
Mojave National Preserve, Sawtooth Mountain
M. Hoon, BLM
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday, June 25, 2021 6:00 PM PDT
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.
Lisa Wilson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 7602526110
Fire Unit Information
Mojave National Preserve National Park Service 2701 Barstow Road Barstow, CA 92311