Tag Archives | Bishop Fire Chief Ray Seguine


Bishop City Council to learn responsibilities in emergencies

What should the Bishop City Council do in cases of emergency and disaster? In February, a day-long police stand-off with a man believed armed and ready to shoot officers raised that question for council members. Friday, they will hold a special meeting to address their responsibilities in emergencies. The agenda item says National Incident Management […]

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Fire approached Hwy 136.  Photo by Dennis Mattinson.

Fire east of Lone Pine

Sunday morning, fire broke out somewhere near the Lone Pine dump and spread north and south, whipped by extremely high winds.  Lone Pine Fire Chief Leroy Kritz said that eight agencies responded.  At 6pm Sunday, the fire had calmed way down and crews were being released. Fire Chief Kritz said he and others are not […]

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Fire south of Bishop draws crews from five agencies

In the early afternoon Sunday as the wind picked up, fire broke out in heavy brush east of the Owens River and south of Warm Springs Road just south of Bishop.  A huge plume of smoke was visible from Highway 395, and the Bishop Volunteer Fire Department rushed to the scene. Eventually, firefighters from many […]

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Federal grant to benefit fire department volunteers

Economic pressures, more training requirements, waning population – it all adds up to fewer volunteer firefighters and EMTs. The need in Inyo County went public from Olancha and Lone Pine first where a serious lack of EMTs had hurt the volunteer ambulance services associated with the fire departments.  Then the push for more volunteers spread […]

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Neighbors save men from fire; response to two other fires

Local firefighters have been kept busy recently, including over the weekend in Big Pine and Monday in Bishop. One fire in Big Pine produced a couple of real-life heroes. Galen and Veronica Moore of Big Pine helped save the lives of two Big Pine residents Harold and Daniel Pierce, whose home was engulfed in flames […]

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