By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Essex, California: Firefighters are working to put out a vegetation fire burning in the Old Woman Mountains.
Reports of the twinkling glow of the vegetation fire were seen overnight south of Interstate 40 near Fenner, California.
Medical Engine 32 from San Bernardino County Fire Department’s Station 32 in Needles, California did respond to the area after 10:14 p.m. PT on Thursday, June 17th, 2021 before locating where the vegetation fire was burning in the desert mountains.
Over the scanner, Medical Engine 32 told Comm-Center that the fire is visible from where Goffs Road intersect with National Trails Highway; the fire is at least 5 to 7 miles from the intersection, and is deep in Bureau of Land Management land.
As of 11:24 p.m. PT, California Highway Patrol later then posted the vegetation fire is 2 miles southwest of location.
Medical Engine 32 also told Comm-Center late Thursday night that they are unable to get their fire department engine to that location, and the there are no structure threatened where the fire is located.
Bureau of Land Management shows on their dashboard map a fire in that area of Old Woman Mountains.
As of 12:57 p.m. PT today, a BELL 205A-1 helicopter was seen on flight tracker maps circling that area of where the reported vegetation fire was burning.
Waiting any more information from officials regarding this vegetation fire as well as another vegetation fire near Yucca Grove, California south of Interstate 15.
Reports that these vegetation fires may have been caused by lightning.
Weather radar has been showing for the last 24 hours scattered rain passing over the high desert area near Yucca Grove, California and Essex, California.
As of 11:02 p.m. PT on Friday, June 18th, 2021, the Bureau of Land Management has posted on their website’s dashboard map the following information.
No further information regarding the vegetation fire has been found or released by fire department officials.