June Fire – 85% contained

Photo by R.D. Cohan

Photo by R.D. Cohan

June Fire- 85% Contained

The June Fire remains at 65 acres and is now 85% contained.  Last night the fire continued to smolder in areas of heavy fuels on the ground. Firefighters continued to mop-up focusing on these key hot spots.

Today, firefighters will be again be mopping up on several areas of the fire and will continue to patrol the fire for remaining hotspots. A 20% chance of thunderstorms is predicted late today which may cause some gusty and erratic winds, with winds out of the southeast at 10 mph with gusts to 20 mph.

All roadways and campgrounds remain open to residents and visitors with the exception of the Reversed Creek Campground.

June Lake and Gull Lake are open to visitors and residents.

Motorists should be aware that firefighters will be working in and around the roadways 24 hours a day and are asked to please drive carefully. Residents may still occasionally see and smell smoke near the fire area.

The cause of the fire was determined to be human-caused.

Numerous resources from California Office of Emergency Services, CHP, Cal Trans, Cal Fire, Mono County, Inyo County, local fire departments, US Forest Service, and BLM are continuing to assist. These include:

6 Hand Crews, 20 Engines, 1 Helicopters, 1 Dozer, and 5 Water Tenders for a total of 271 personnel.

Mike Wakoski, Incident Commander of Southern California Incident Management Team 3 would like to “thank the residents of June Lake and Lee Vining for their support, patience and understanding as firefighters suppressed the June Lake Fire over the past several days.”

 
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