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Update: Arson suspect held on $250,000 bail

Mono County District Attorney’s Office news release On August 26, 2019 at approximately 4:43am, Mammoth Lakes Fire Department responded to a fire inside a condo at the Val D’isere complex on Hillside Drive in Mammoth Lakes. After investigation, it was determined that three separate small fires were set within the condo in an alleged attempt to burn down […]

 
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Updates on Springs Fire, Cow Fire

USFS news releases Springs Fire, 13 miles SE of Lee Vining Incident Start Date: 7/26/2019 Cause: Lightning Size: 2,619 acres Containment: 27% Incident Type: Suppression/Multiple Objectives Vegetation Type: Brush and timber Agency: Inyo National Forest, U.S.D.A. Forest Service Resources Assigned: Engines: 13 Helicopters: 1 Crews: 8 Water Tenders: 3 Total Personnel: 263 Current Situation: Smoke […]

 
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Updates on fires in Eastern Sierra

USFS news releases Bishop, Calif. — A new fire was detected on the Mono Lake District last night, west of Crater Mountain off of Highway 120 East at approximately 6:15 p.m. Firefighters quickly responded to the Rest Fire and took full suppression action with the aid of a helicopter. The fire was contained at under […]

 
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Thursday update on lightning-caused wildfires

The Inyo National Forest has been aggressively suppressing and monitoring several natural lightning caused wildfires in the past week. Things have settled down and there is no new activity to report on the Kelty and Cow fires. Fire activity is increasing on the Springs fire, and firefighters are strengthening containment lines by cutting hazardous trees and installing fire […]

 
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Widespread thunderstorms ignite multiple fires

USFS news release Summertime in the Eastern Sierra brings beautiful weather and many times that means thunderstorms that are welcome as they cool off the afternoons and bring much needed rain. Thunderstorms also mean lightning. Last week the Inyo received a lot of rain and hundreds of lightning strikes. Five small lightning ignited fires were […]

 
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Final Jordan Fire update

FROM USFS Incident Start Date: 6/09/2019   Cause: Lightning   Size: 523 acres   Containment: 60%      Incident Type: Full Suppression   Vegetation Type: Brush and timber Agency: Inyo National Forest, U.S.D.A. Forest Service Resources Assigned: Engines: 1   Helicopters: 6   Crews: 5   Total Personnel: 205 Current Situation: The Inyo National Forest Type 3 Incident Management Organization is managing the Jordan […]

 
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Friday update: Jordan Fire at 20 percent containment

USFS news release JORDAN FIRE – FRIDAY UPDATE Incident Start Date: 6/09/2019   Cause: Unknown   Size: 485 acres   Containment: 20%    Incident Type: Full Suppression   Vegetation Type: Brush and timber Agency: Inyo National Forest, U.S.D.A. Forest Service Resources Assigned: Engines: 1   Helicopters: 5   Crews: 9   Total Personnel: 288  Current Situation: The Inyo National Forest Type 3 Incident […]

 
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Mammoth Lakes Fire Council receives grant for Lakes Basin

News releases The Mammoth Lakes Fire Safe Council (MLFSC) has received approval from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) on a grant application for the Lakes Basin Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project in the amount of $1,000,000 to conduct mechanical and hand thinning, fuel breaks, roadside and campground fuels reduction, forest restoration, and meadow aspen release treatments […]

 
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158 North reopens

UPDATE STATE ROUTE 158N (JUNE LAKE LOOP ROAD) REOPENS JUNE LAKE — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to inform the traveling public that State Route 158N has been reopened. Inyo National Forest, BLM, June Lake Fire and Lee Vining Fire are continuing to work the area as it is still considered an […]

 
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Fire closes US 395 north of Bridgeport

From Caltrans FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        UPDATE US-395 CLOSED FROM SR-108 TO COLEVILLE BRIDGEPORT — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to inform the traveling public that US-395 has closed from the north end of the town of Bridgeport, to the south end of Coleville, and at the junction of US-395 and State […]

 
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Updates on Lions, Ferguson fires

News release North Fork, Calif., August 16, 2018 – Last night the fire was flown by aircraft using infrared imaging to get an accurate location and intensity of the fire. This information will be utilized to make more accurate maps of the fire lines and help in making tactical decisions. Smoke conditions increased yesterday with […]

 
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