Wildfire Map Spotlight: York Fire

What is the name and location of the wildfire?

The York Fire is burning in the Mojave National Preserve in California (1)(2)(3)(4). As of July 31, 2023, the fire has spread to neighboring Nevada, crossing the state line near the Caruthers Canyon area.

Crews battling the fires have seen flames rising 20-feet into the air.

Which cities or areas are affected by the wildfire?

The following cities, towns, and regions are directly impacted by the York Fire:

  • Las Vegas Valley, Nevada: The wildfire has sent smoke eastward into the Las Vegas Valley, affecting air quality in the area. Areas of the city have had concentrations of poor air quality in the “unhealthy” and “unhealthy for sensitive groups” ranges on the U.S. Air Quality Index (US AQI).
  • Nipton and Searchlight, Nevada: The Clark County Fire Department is stationed near the state line, as the fire has expanded to areas near Nipton and Searchlight. However, as of the given information, there were no plans to issue evacuation orders for residential areas as the fire remained some distance away.

South of the York fire is the Bonny Fire, which is affecting Riverside County, California. The Bonny Fire has led to evacuation orders near the community of Aguanga, known for its horse ranches and wineries.

What is the current containment status of the wildfire?

The York Fire has zero containment. No progress had been made in containing the fire, and it continued to spread out of control in the Mojave National Preserve.

Are there any evacuation orders or alerts in place?

As of the morning of July 31, there are no plans to issue evacuation orders for residential areas, including Nipton and Searchlight, as the fire remains some distance away. However, the situation might change, and residents should stay updated on official information and follow safety instructions given by local authorities.

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