The fire was being driven by 20 to 25 mph easterly winds earlier in the afternoon. A helicopter and a bulldozer were on scene to assist firefighters.
The fire was burning in a dry riverbed portion of the Mojave River, located west of Interstate 15 Freeway.
The riverbed has a population of transients living there. Firefighters evacuated people from the area.
No homes were threatened.
The fire was determined to be caused by a transient illegally burning the insulation from copper wire, which sparked a vegetation fire.
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