Archive | Fire

11-year-old boy dies in fire

- Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release Shortly after 3:00AM on Saturday morning Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified of a house fire on North Barlow Lane in Bishop. Several agencies responded including Bishop Police Department, Bishop Fire, Tribal Police, and Inyo Sheriff’s Office. After the fire was extinguished an 11-year old boy was found to be […]

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Inyo crew earns ‘Hotshot’ status

- Forest Service press release The Inyo National Forest is proud to announce the certification of the Inyo Interagency Hotshot Crew.  Hotshot crews consist of 20 firefighters specifically trained in wildfire suppression tactics. Hotshots provide initial attack response for fast-moving fires in remote regions and are trained to meet the most stringent physical requirements. On […]

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‘Falana’ graduates, by Gaasch

The local chapter of  Guide Dogs for the Blind is Eastern Sierra Guide Puppies, and one of the local dogs has graduated as a guide. “Falana”, lovingly trained by puppy raiser Leigh Gaasch, was in a formal graduation ceremony at the Guide Dog campus in San Rafael earlier this month. Falana, a yellow lab, was presented […]

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CAL FIRE urges increased safety measures

- Press release from CAL FIRE Sacramento – In just the first three weeks of January, CAL FIRE has already responded to a significant increase in wildfires this winter due to the extremely dry conditions. As a result, CAL FIRE officials are reminding residents to ensure they are maintaining 100 feet of Defensible Space; a […]

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Annual Mammoth Fire Canoe Races

Mammoth Lakes Fire Department Canoe Races, BBQ and Picnic – Saturday July 27th (Horseshoe Lake) and Sunday July 28th (Shady Rest Park) Picnic, BBQ and Games for all ages at Shady Rest Park on Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring the whole Family! Raffles, Win a Canoe, Prizes….support your Firefighters, your Community!   Share/Bookmark

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‘One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire’

- Press release from the U.S. Forest Service: SACRAMENTO, July 8, 2013— The U.S. Forest Service and other land management agencies have a new fire safety campaign in California. The One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire campaign is designed to provide constant reminders during this fire season to reduce the numbers of human-caused vehicle and […]

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Road closures in Bishop for 4th of July

- Multi-agency Notice (in English and Spanish) for July 4th, 2013 In an effort to enhance public safety while simultaneously encouraging safe and responsible 4th of July recreating, the Bishop Police Department, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), California Highway Patrol, Inyo County Road Department, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and Bishop Fire have […]

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395 re-opens after fatal accident

UPDATE: US 395 re-opened at 3:40 pm ### MONO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE: On the early morning of Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at approximately 3:45 am, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call regarding a possible explosion. A single big rig semi-tractor trailer had failed to negotiate the turn at Hwy 182 and […]

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Fire Prevention Week

The week of October 9-15, 2011 has been designated as National Fire Prevention Week.  Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, […]

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