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Mammoth Fire receives donation, seeks Firefighter Academy candidates

Press releases MAMMOTH LAKES, CA- Invisible Fence® Brand of Knoxville, Tenn, a company that has donated more than 11,500 pet oxygen masks to fire departments and first responders, has donated a pet oxygen mask kit to Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District. The donation was provided by the Invisible Fence of California dealership, based out of […]

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Forest Service planning prescribed fire projects

Forest Service press release The Mammoth and Mono Lake Ranger Districts of the Inyo National Forest are planning to implement several prescribed fire projects for habitat improvement and hazardous fuels reduction in the upcoming fall and winter months. Prescribed fires will be conducted when weather and fuel moisture conditions are within prescription to safely accomplish […]

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Letter: Officials give information on Rough Fire

The following letter was signed by Dean Gould, Forest Supervisor of Sierra National Forest; Kevin Elliott Forest Supervisor of Giant Sequoia National Monument/Sequoia National Forest; and Woody Smeck Superintendent of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks The Rough Fire: The fire that continually defied suppression efforts. We want to recognize the residents of east-side communities who lived with smoke […]

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Walker Fire update: Campers being escorted to sites; 3,613 acres burned

News Release Lee Vining, CA: For the campers that were evacuated along Hwy 120 (Tioga Pass), there are escorts today into those campgrounds for property and belongings to be retrieved. The escorts will take place until 3:00 pm this afternoon and tomorrow, Wednesday, August 19th 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. depending on law enforcement availability. If you need […]

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Walker Fire update: Tioga Pass re-opens

– Press release from US Forest Service The Tioga Pass Road between Highway 395 and the Yosemite National Park Entrance re-opened today at 1:00 p.m. The road is opening without and escort. However, there will no stopping along the eastern six miles of the road. This will be strictly enforced. The fire remains active to […]

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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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