Update: Wilson Fire holds at 16 acres

USFS Press release

Evening update:

Fire crews report that the Wilson Fire is holding at 16 acres and is now about 50% contained. Crews have fire line and hose lay in and have mopped up 50 feet in from the fire line. Complete mop up is the planned. Evening winds continue to be a concern and crews will staff the fire throughout the night.

Mop up is the process of removing all heat from the fire edge (or in this case the entire fire) to help control efforts.


Fire crews are responding to the Wilson Fire. The fire is north of Mono Lake, along the south of Highway 167 and three miles east of Highway 395.

The fire is 16 acres and 5% contained at this time and burning in sagebrush and grass. Fire crews have constructed an initial fire line around the Wilson Fire and a hose lay is in place. Crews will continue to strengthen the fire line today and will work towards complete mop-up of the fire. Responders include Forest Service, BLM, Mono City, Lee Vining, June Lake and Mammoth Lake Fire Departments, and Cal Fire.

Crews expect hot and dry conditions today and down canyon winds in the afternoon that could increase fire activity and challenge containment lines. Fire managers advise travelers along Highway 167 to slow down near the fire area since crews will be working along the road corridor.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but appears to be human-caused.


One Response to Update: Wilson Fire holds at 16 acres

  1. Ted Donovan August 4, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

    Could see the fire from Twin Falls at Mammoth. You’re news was the only I could find on #WilsonFire. Wish it was on your Twitter feed.


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