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8-2-2023 York Fire Update

Topographic Map of the eastern part of the preserve. Green areas are wilderness, Red line is active fire perimeter, black line for contained fire perimeter
Fire Perimeter August 2 2023

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News Release Date: August 2, 2023

Contact: Marc Peebles, 760-252-6100

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Location: San Bernardino County, CA & Clark County, NV                

Start Date:  Friday July 28, 2023, at 12:09pm         

Cause: Under Investigation  

Size: 82,437 acres including 8,288 acres in Clark County, NV                                                                          

Percent Contained:  30%  

Vegetation: Timber (Litter and Understory), and Brush  

Number of Personnel Assigned: 405 

Synopsis:  As of 8/2/23 the York Fire is currently at 82,437 acres with 30% containment, 8,288 acres are in Clark County, NV. Moderated fire behavior was noted during evening shift last night 8/2/23 due an increase in precipitation.  

Monsoonal weather patterns continue in the area but are expected to clear which will bring warmer and dryer conditions over the next few days.  

Firefighters today 8/2/23 will continue to build containment line and reinforce existing containment line while continuing to mop up and look for hot spots along the fires edge. Despite recent rainfall, firefighters are remaining vigilant and remain prepared as a drying trend is on the horizon. While the rain has been beneficial it has not eliminated the threat of fire weather caused by dry fuels.  

The joint efforts to suppress the York Fire by bring together resources from various agencies is a testament to the response during wildfire emergencies. The involvement of the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), San Bernardino County Fire Protection District, and Clark County Fire highlight the scale and severity of the fire and the need for extensive resources to tackle it effectively. 

The information staff of the York Fire are working closely with Clark County Communications to provide timely and accurate information to the public. If you have any questions regarding what is occurring specifically with the residential areas of Nipton and Searchlight, please reference Clark County Public Communications or their twitter at Clark County Nevada 

WEATHER: Winds and seasonal temperatures with thunder and rain gusts are anticipated on parts of the fire.   

EVACUATIONS:  No current evacuations. 

PARK & ROAD CLOSURES: Ivanpah Rd. between Morning Star Mine Rd and Cedar Canyon Rd., as well as all of Hart Mine Rd. are closed due to hazardous wildfire conditions and fire suppression operations. Please stay clear of the area. Mojave National Preserve is also under Extreme Fire Restrictions, please visit their website for more information on restrictions and closures: Alerts & Conditions - Mojave National Preserve (U.S. National Park Service) (

Last updated: August 2, 2023

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