August 27, 2008

Fire station approved for Mojave Desert site

Richard Brooks

A fire station will be built in a remote Mojave Desert area, making crews available to help Colorado River vacationers and other travelers along Interstate 40, San Bernardino County officials said.

The station will be near the old railroad town of Goffs, 30 miles west of Needles and 50 miles east of Amboy. Emergencies in the region now draw fire crews from as far away as Needles and Baker.

Land for the proposed station was provided Tuesday to the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District. The county Board of Supervisors has allotted $300,000 for the project.