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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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BAER team formed for Round Fire

A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team for the Round Fire has been formed. The team is working to complete its assessment and recommendations to lessen immediate hazards to public resources and downstream private land from effects of the fire. The team is led by geologist Alan Gallegos from the Sierra National Forest. The BAER […]

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Van Dyke Fire estimated at 450 acres

The Van Dyke Fire has been mapped at 450 acres and is 75% contained. The fire is in grass and sage fuels and has received measurable moisture. More rain and snow is in the forecast in the next few days. Fire crews are improving fireline today and mopping up lingering hotspots. Crews expect to fully […]

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Round Fire update: 75 percent contained

UPDATE: 5 PM, CAL FIRE 7,000 acres, 75 percent contained; cause under investigation; no immediate threat to structures Four firefighter injuries 35 fire engines, 28 hand crews, 1 helicopter, four bulldozers, two water tenders, 500-plus personnel Southern California Edison making good progress on utility rebuilding Possible resident entry early Monday afternoon ### UPDATE: 8 AM […]

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Update on Round Fire: 7,000 acres, 20 structures

UPDATE: 9:30 AM The Round Fire: Acres: 7,000 – 30 percent contained 20 structures and outbuildings destroyed (preliminary county) 200 personnel; 47 engines; 29 fire crews, two bulldozers One injury to firefighter due to smoke inhalation Significant rain stopped the forward rate of the fire around 2am. Downed power lines and venting propane tanks make […]

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Fire destroys laundry facility at Furnace Creek

- Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release Thusday evening at approximately 6:30 PM the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a structure fire in the Furnace Creek area of Death Valley National Park.  The Furnace Creek laundry facility located near the historic Furnace Creek Inn was completely engulfed in flames; Farabee’s Jeep Rental suffered […]

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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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