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Fireworks prohibited in Mammoth Lakes; officials urge fire safety

– Press release from Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District All fireworks are prohibited in the Town of Mammoth Lakes, regardless if “safe and sane” or not.  In addition, personal use of fireworks is prohibited in the non-incorporated areas of Mono County, on the Inyo National Forest (INF), and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. Due […]

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Thinning work at Old Shady Rest

– USFS press release The Inyo National Forest announces that a mechanical thinning project will begin this week in the Old Shady Rest Campground and surrounding area.   The project is designed to provide needed defensible space for the community of Mammoth Lakes in the event of a wildland fire. Approximately thirty acres will be […]

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Mono Behavioral Health offers support, advice

Mono County Behavioral Health Offering help to those affected by the Round Fire 760.924.1740 IF you have lost your house: It is normal to have any or all of the following reactions: Difficulty concentrating or focusing Feeling numb or extremely sensitive or both Difficulty sleeping and/or eating Nightmares Feeling lost Lack of energy Feeling urgent […]

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BAER team formed for Round Fire

A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team for the Round Fire has been formed. The team is working to complete its assessment and recommendations to lessen immediate hazards to public resources and downstream private land from effects of the fire. The team is led by geologist Alan Gallegos from the Sierra National Forest. The BAER […]

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Van Dyke Fire estimated at 450 acres

The Van Dyke Fire has been mapped at 450 acres and is 75% contained. The fire is in grass and sage fuels and has received measurable moisture. More rain and snow is in the forecast in the next few days. Fire crews are improving fireline today and mopping up lingering hotspots. Crews expect to fully […]

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Round Fire update: 75 percent contained

UPDATE: 5 PM, CAL FIRE 7,000 acres, 75 percent contained; cause under investigation; no immediate threat to structures Four firefighter injuries 35 fire engines, 28 hand crews, 1 helicopter, four bulldozers, two water tenders, 500-plus personnel Southern California Edison making good progress on utility rebuilding Possible resident entry early Monday afternoon ### UPDATE: 8 AM […]

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Update on Round Fire: 7,000 acres, 20 structures

UPDATE: 9:30 AM The Round Fire: Acres: 7,000 – 30 percent contained 20 structures and outbuildings destroyed (preliminary county) 200 personnel; 47 engines; 29 fire crews, two bulldozers One injury to firefighter due to smoke inhalation Significant rain stopped the forward rate of the fire around 2am. Downed power lines and venting propane tanks make […]

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Fire destroys laundry facility at Furnace Creek

– Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release Thusday evening at approximately 6:30 PM the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a structure fire in the Furnace Creek area of Death Valley National Park.  The Furnace Creek laundry facility located near the historic Furnace Creek Inn was completely engulfed in flames; Farabee’s Jeep Rental suffered […]

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