Update on Diaz Fire southwest of Lone Pine

LATEST DIAZ FIRE UPDATE – Saturday, June 24

Diaz Fire Update

Fire Facts

Size: 16 acres

Containment: 0%

Fuel Type: Mixed conifer/ mountain mahogany/sage brush/ grass

Location: southwest of Lone Pine, CA in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at 9,000 ft.

Cause: Under investigation

Engines: 3
Crews: 5

Aircraft: 3 helicopters

Personnel: 172

The Diaz Fire continues show slow growth. Fire activity includes creeping and smoldering with occasional rollouts and torching. Fire growth is confined between two wet drainages.

The fire is in steep and inaccessible terrain, eliminating the option for direct containment. Crews made excellent progress yesterday with indirect line construction and will continue that work today. Their focus is on the eastern edge of the fire, where nearby communities west of Lone Pine are their primary concern in the event that that the fire should grow.

Warm, dry conditions remain for the next few days and then a slight cooling pattern is in the forecast.

The next update will be when there is something significant to report.

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Diaz Fire Update

Fire Facts

Size: 9 acres

Containment: 0%

Fuel Type: Mixed conifer/ mountain mahogany/sage brush/ grass

Location: southwest of Lone Pine, CA in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at 9,000 ft.

Cause: Under investigation

Engines: 3
Crews: 4

Aircraft: 3 helicopters

Personnel: 138

The Diaz Fire did not show significant growth yesterday. Fire activity includes creeping and smoldering with occasional rollouts and torching. Fire growth is confined between two wet drainages.

The fire is in steep and inaccessible terrain so crews yesterday scouted indirect firelines for containment. Today, they will begin this line construction. Their focus is on the eastern edge of the fire, where nearby communities west of Lone Pine are their primary concern in the event that that the fire should grow.

Warm, dry conditions remain in the forecast.

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From Wednesday:

Inyo National Forest fire crews are responding to the Diaz Fire, located along the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada southwest of Lone Pine, at approximately 9,000 feet in elevation.

Photo by David Woodruff

The fire is estimated to be five acres and is actively burning in steep, rugged terrain. It is burning in mixed conifer and mountain mahogany. There are currently no threats to life or property. However, it is highly visible from the Highway 395 near Lone Pine.

Three engines, one crew and various other overhead resources are responding.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Press release from INF

 

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8 Responses to Update on Diaz Fire southwest of Lone Pine

  1. Quinc Menken June 22, 2017 at 6:40 am #

    The L.A. Times is reporting that the fire was caused by the crash of an RQ-4 Global Hawk, an unmanned surveillance aircraft, that was “making a routine trip Wednesday afternoon from Edwards [Air Force Base] to its usual home at Beale Air Force Base when it crashed for unknown reasons.”
    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-air-force-drone-crash-20170621-story.html

     
  2. Grant June 22, 2017 at 9:26 am #

    It was an aircraft of some kind for sure. I saw part of it go down separate from a already burning fire that was, perhaps, started from another piece.

     
  3. Roy June 22, 2017 at 12:58 pm #

    loss to taxpayers was 131 million or 222 million if you include research and development..

     
    • Tinner June 24, 2017 at 3:53 pm #

      A fraction of what we spend on illegal immigrants every year.

       
      • Low-Inyo June 25, 2017 at 7:39 pm #

        …isn’t donald trump supposed to save the Country and come to the rescue on that ?…or just another one of his lies to his “followers” ?…maybe his lazy,spoiled Sons can do the jobs the immigrants do here in America…

         
  4. Russ Monroe June 22, 2017 at 2:48 pm #

    Many crews from many different agencies. View raw stock at:

     
  5. Alex Jones June 23, 2017 at 10:17 am #

    Here we go again with government surveillance! Another inside job coming down the pipe

     

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