JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Investigators say a fire that burned a Joshua tree in Joshua Tree National Park was caused by human activity. The National Park Service said a visitor reported Saturday night that a tree burned on the roadside within the park. The visitors slowed the fire with water bottles, but firefighters who put out the flames had to cut the tree down to keep it from falling.
This photo accompanied with the AP article were posted in several desert related groups on Facebook, on Monday November 30, 2015. It turns out this photo is from a different fire, west of Lancaster California, back in June 2013. It was called the Powerhouse fire. It burned about 30,000 acres and 24 houses. The photo is by David McNew.