Mojave Desert, CA: Monsoon storms over parts of the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California made a mess of problems Sunday.
A Monsoon storm which hanged over the Mojave National Preserve in San Bernardino County, California for the majority of Sunday, decided to make a move to the southeast bring winds and lightning into Needles, California.
Lightning hit a utility pole near Interstate 40 at U.S. Route 95 east of Goffs, California. San Bernardino County Fire Department from Needles, California responded and put out the fire.
The Monsoon storm also brought heavy rain as well as blowing dust to parts of the Mojave Desert keeping driver on alert watching out for flying debris.
Another Monsoon storm caused lightning which hit an area north of Keys View Scenic Overlook in the Joshua Tree National Park causing a wildfire.
The Quail Fire has burned an estimated 300 acres and is burning through rocky hillsides covered with pinyon pine, junipers, and Joshua trees.
According to ABC affiliate KESQ Channel 3 in Palm Desert, California, A total of 97 firefighters are working the fire. Air resources include an air attack fixed wing aircraft and two helicopters are providing water drops.
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“Fire burns at Joshua Tree National Park.”