JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK – Firefighters have fully contained a brush fire in Joshua Tree National Park in the Mojave Desert.
Park spokesman Joe Zarki says the 450-acre fire was fully contained Tuesday morning. A water-dropping helicopter and several crews will remain at the scene to mop up the blaze.
The fire erupted Sunday afternoon in a remote, rugged area of the park. A dozen hikers were airlifted out of the area after the trail they were on was blocked by flames.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.