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Crews Contain Fire In Joshua Tree National Park

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.

KESQ News Team

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