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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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Cast Off to donate proceeds to relief efforts

Press release Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary President, Judy Bornfeld, announced that the Auxiliary has pledged all Cast Off proceeds for two Saturdays, September 23 and 30, will go to the relief effort for victims of the recent devastating hurricanes. In addition, the Auxiliary will match total sales for these two Saturdays, thereby doubling the amount going […]

 
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Crews responding to nine small fires in INF

 USFS news release Fire crews are responding to nine fires, all that appear to be lightning-caused, throughout the Inyo National Forest. All the fires are ¼ of an acre in size or less. All have low potential for growth since the area received wetting rain with the thunderstorm that passed through. Some of these fires […]

 
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Update on wildfires in California

CALFIRE news release More than 10,000 firefighters are battling 23 large wildfires in California. Strong high pressure will continue to be over the northern region. Temperatures will be a few degrees cooler, but still above normal. Afternoon low relative humidity will still be at 8-14% for most areas. The high will gradually lose its influence on the […]

 
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Update: Slinkard Fire listed at 7,200 acres

News release – Friday 10:30 am Slinkard Fire Update: Update: The Slinkard fire is being managed by a Sierra Front Type 3 Incident Management Team. Embedding on the fire today is the Southern California Type 2 Incident Management Team 3. Last night, the fire’s activity continued to be active and erratic. Most activity was on […]

 
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Indian Fire & Trail Closures Update for August 18

The fire continues to produce very minimal smoke as crews continue to mop-up hot spots. Pumps and hoselays are in place to continue securing handlines and protect nearby cabins in Long Canyon and Ninemile Creeks if needed. Mop-up operations continue on the southwest corner and south side of the fire. Two firefighters have reported illnesses but there […]

 
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Indian Fire & Smoke Update for August 17th

The Indian Fire continues burning in the Golden Trout Wilderness north of the Jordon Hot Springs at 8,400 feet. So far, this fire has consumed 2,267 acres. At the time of today’s press release, is 20% contained. Thanks to the hard work of 10 crews, 6 helicopters, 1 air attack fixed wing, and 275 personnel.  This […]

 
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