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Update: Moffat Fire at 35 percent containment

CalFire news release Moffat Fire Incident Information: Last Updated: April 20, 2018 6:16 pm Date/Time Started: April 19, 2018 10:28 am Administrative Unit: Unified Command: CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit, Cal Trans, and Inyo County Sheriff’s Office County: Inyo County Location: Highway 395 and Moffat Ranch Road, north of Lone Pine Acres Burned – Containment: […]

 
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Tuesday update: Pleasant Fire at 35 percent containment

News release PLEASANT FIRE Tuesday morning update Pleasant Fire Update Date: 2/20/2018 Time: 7:00 AM STATUS Incident Start Date: 2/18/2018 Incident Start Time: 2:12 P.M. Incident Type: Wildland Fire Cause: Under Investigation Incident Location: Inyo County Expected Containment: Unknown Total Acreage: 2,250 Containment: 35% Firefighter Injuries: 0 Civilian Injuries: 0 Structures Threatened: 0 Structures Destroyed: […]

 
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Update on Pleasant Fire

News release From CALFIRE UPDATE: 12:26am: Evacuations are still in place. There will be a meeting at 8:00 am to re-evaluate the evacuations. Flames are no longer visible from inside The Glenwood Mobile Estates. Winds have died down compared to earlier in the evening. UPDATE 8:15pm: Hwy 395 closed at Brockman / Hwy 6 closed […]

 
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CAL FIRE Chief Melendrez thanked for great effort

Press release CAL FIRE Division Chief Paul Melendrez of the Owens Valley Division was recently recognized by Mono County District Two Supervisor Fred Stump and Fire Chief Dave Doonan of the White Mountain Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Melendrez, along with a crew from the Mono County Road Department quickly acted on a residential structure fire off Highway […]

 
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Pat O’Neil named Acting Bishop Fire Chief

Press release In a joint statement issued by City Administrator Jim Tatum and Rural Fire Commission Chairman Mike Holland, they said “we are pleased to announce that Pat O’Neil has accepted the appointment as Acting Fire Chief to lead our great fire department pending completion of the recruitment of a permanent Chief.” O’Neil is a […]

 
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Updates: Passes, state fires, INF

PRESS RELEASES SEASONAL PASS UPDATE BISHOP — California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is assessing the status of each of the Inyo/Mono seasonal passes for closing, winter closing, open or reopening. The passes have snow, rocks and debris removal work and possible repair that must be completed to ensure the traveling public’s safety prior to reopening. […]

 
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Chris Fire forces full closure of US 395 north of Bridgeport

Chris Fire Burns an Estimated 200 Acres Bridgeport, Calif., Nov. 13, 2017 – The 200-acre Chris Fire is actively burning on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Bridgeport Ranger District west of US Highway 395 about five miles north of Sonora Junction, near Chris Flat Campground. The fire is actively burning in grass, brush, and timber. U.S. Route […]

 
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Fire-preparedness meetings next week in Paradise, Swall Meadows

News release Despite the widespread burning of the landscape and many homes during the 2015 Round Fire, residents of Swall Meadows and Paradise know that wildfire continues to be a constant threat. To help prepare for the inevitable next fire, the Wheeler Crest Fire Safe Council has partnered with the Paradise Fire Protection District and […]

 
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Mammoth will receive assistance to help reduce impacts from wildfires

News release The Town of Mammoth Lakes announced Wednesday that it has been selected as one of eight new communities from across the country to receive technical assistance in 2018 under a national program that helps reduce the impacts from wildfires. As more cities and counties across the country experience devastating wildfires, the Community Planning […]

 
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Male subject sets motorhome on fire near Olancha

Inyo Sheriff’s Office news release Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received notification on Sunday at approximately 6:00pm received of a motorhome/brush fire west of Olancha at the base of the foothills. Members of Olancha Volunteer Fire Department, US Forest Service, and Cal Fire responded to the area and located a fire burning near a new motorhome.  […]

 
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Time to check wood-burning appliances

News release With the change in the seasons, the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District reminds all users of wood burning appliances to make sure that your heating system is ready to keep you and your family warm this winter. There are numerous activities that one needs to perform on the system to give you heat […]

 
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Smoke visible on 395 from small Bars Fire

News release The Bars Fire, detected near Olancha Pass on September 21, has grown to .75 acres. The fire is burning in sagebrush, pinyon/juniper, and white fir. Smoke maybe visible along Hwy 395, west of Olancha, especially in the afternoon. Please do not report this fire. Crews are using trail systems and natural barriers for […]

 
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