Fire on June Mountain

 

junemountainfireflameUpdate:  (USFS press release)

Photos by R.D. Cohan

Photos by R.D. Cohan

June Fire Grows to 35 Acres

The June Fire, which started at the base of June Mountain, is estimated to be 35 acres.  Fire behavior includes torching, spotting, and active runs.

Structures are threatened.  Evacuations are mandatory east of June Mountain and south of Hwy 158.  Highway 158 is closed at the south junction with Highway 395 and remains closed north to Rainbow Lane.

Structure protection resources are on scene and more are en route.  Southern California Edison has powered down power lines at the request of firefighters for firefighter safety.

Numerous resources from California Office of Emergency Services, Cal Fire, Mono County, Inyo County, local fire departments are assisting.
junemountainfire1The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Update:  The USFS is ordering numerous pieces of equipment.  Local fire departments are junemountainfirepeoplesending mutual aid.  Reports indicate some type of equipment may have started the fire on June Mountain.

Update:  The Mono Sheriff reported that there are mandatory evacuations east of the mountain and south of 158. The June Lake Community Center is open as an emergency shelter.

New Fire On June Mountain  (USFS press release)

A new fire has been discovered on June Mountain. The June Fire is estimated to be five acres and showing torching and running behavior.

The fire is on the June Mountain Ski Resort and structures are threatened. The Reversed Creek Campground is being evacuated.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

4 Responses to Fire on June Mountain

  1. Tinner September 16, 2014 at 6:51 pm #

    Whoa!

     
  2. Robin K. Roberts September 16, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    Thank you for the updates. Very much appreciated. Be safe out there, first responders!

     
  3. Sierra Lady September 17, 2014 at 12:07 am #

    We’ve been monitoring the June Fire on our scanner since about the time it was discovered around 4:00 this afternoon (9/16). My husband (retired INF who fought on 108 wildfires in his career) has been posting updates all evening on the website link here: http://hotlist.wildlandfire.com/threads/43112-CA-INF-June . On Page 2 he explains some of the fire lingo in layman’s terms for those who aren’t familiar with the language. Lots of photos on the following Facebook pages: Mono County Sheriff’s Department, Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Times and Toemoss Oakeefe.

    As of 10:50 this evening the fire was at 100 acres. More equipment and crews are still arriving from out of the area and out of state.

    Stay safe June Lake neighbors and all you firefighters!

    B. Richter

     
  4. Curtis Mc Coy September 17, 2014 at 7:31 am #

    Was staying at the Heidelberg Inn in June Lake, fire was coming straight toward the town. They evacuated us immediately. This looked like a fire that was gonna burn awhile, it spread fast.

     

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