MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE’S DOME FIRE AT 44,000 ACRES

The fire burning in the Mojave National Preserve, 67 miles northeast of Twentynine Palms, has scorched 44,248 acres, federal officials estimate Tuesday. Crews have 5 percent containment on the Dome fire, located about seven miles northwest of Cima, according to an update from the National Interagency Fire Center. The National Park Service is the lead agency, with the San Bernardino County Fire providing assistance. Flames were first reported Sunday on the national preserve, which covers more than 1.5 million acres in southeastern California.

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