A rubbish fire in Yucca Valley sent up plumes of black smoke Tuesday afternoon that could be seen for miles.
Just before 5 p.m., a rubbish pile, tires, and a travel trailer behind a home in the 7000 block of Scarvan Road caught fire, and radiant heat caused a small fire inside a Conex storage container next to the blaze. Fire fighters from Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and CalFire quickly put out the flames. The residents were not at home at the time of the fire. The Sheriff’s Department is investigating reports that some juveniles were seen running from the area just before the fire was reported.