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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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Butte & South Fork Fire Updates

Good news about the Butte fire, located in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Last reported to be at 90% containment. Fire crews are expected to make 100% containment today. Following containment, some demobilization will begin this weekend. Fire managers will remain at scene closely monitoring this fire. Smoke impact from the Butte is minimal. The Butte fire […]

 
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Two new apparatus for Mammoth Lakes Fire

Press release MLFPD will replace a 1990 E-One (3335), and a 1995 Freightliner (3331), as part of its’ strategic fleet replacement program. At nearly 26 and 21 years of service, respectively, these apparatus have served 5 years beyond expectation, which is exceptional given the elevation, grades, and winter driving conditions in Mammoth Lakes. Engine 3335 […]

 
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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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