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Community meeting in Mammoth for Lions Fire

News releases Community Meeting Planned for the Lions Fire Smoke Advisory Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Lions Fire and other wildfires including the Ferguson Fire Stage 2 Health Advisory Affected Area: Mammoth Lakes Smoke Sources: Lions Fire and other wildfires including the Ferguson Fire Based on air pollution levels at the Mammoth Lakes […]

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Captain Brian Hughes

Sunday update on fires

Lions Fire Update (News release) The Lions Fire saw 10 acres of growth yesterday and is estimated to be 4,277 acres and 92% contained. The fire is burning in the Cargyle Creek area, south of Corral Meadow, on the Sierra National Forest. The fire is burning in an area that has seen up to 50% […]

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Sequoia Kings bus

Yosemite issues fire restrictions; update on Ferguson Fire

National Park Service news release Yosemite National Park is experiencing high fire danger, along with continued hot and dry weather patterns. Due to the current and predicted fire conditions and fire behavior, the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park will be implementing Stage 1 fire restrictions until further notice is given. By order of the Superintendent […]

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Lions Fire - from June 27th

Update: Lions Fire shows new growth

USFS news release Lions Fire Update The Lions Fire is estimated to be 4,124 acres and 85% contained. The new growth is in the Cargyle Creek area, south of Corral Meadow, on the Sierra National Forest. The fire grew approximately 60 acres in size since it was reported to be active again. It is burning […]

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Yosemite Valley, Wawona to close Wednesday due to Ferguson Fire

Yosemite National Park Announces Additional Temporary Closures Yosemite National Park announces Yosemite Valley and Wawona will close at Noon tomorrow, July 25, 2018, to all visitors  due to the ongoing impacts of the Ferguson Fire. These closures include all hotels,  campgrounds, and visitor services in Yosemite Valley and Wawona. Park visitors currently staying in park […]

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Smoke Outlook for Ferguson Fire 7/18 – 7/19

We received this air quality report on the Ferguson Fire from Deb Schweizer, public affairs officer Inyo National Forest. Lee Vining, Mammoth Lakes, June Lake, and Devils Postpile are included in the report.   The Ferguson Fire is 17,319 acres today and 5% contained today. Please check inciweb for more information about the fire.  

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Whitney Portal area evacuation lifted

USFS news release Georges Fire Evening Update Lone Pine, CA, July 11, 2018 – The Georges Fire (lightning-caused) is currently at 2,883 acres and is 42% contained. The fire is in Unified Command with SoCal Team 3, a Type 2 incident management team (assigned to the Inyo National Forest), CAL FIRE and the Inyo Sheriff’s […]

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Georges Fire at 10 percent contained

Georges Fire Update -Monday night The Georges Fire has grown to an estimated 2,500 acres and is 10% contained. The Inyo National Forest, CALFIRE (who also manages fire response for Bishop BLM Field Office lands as well as private lands), and Inyo County Sheriff are in Unified Command. Today, erratic winds challenged the initial fireline […]

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Update: Lions Fire at 4,000 acres, 60 percent contained

USFS news release Lions Fire Update 7-5-18 The Lions Fire showed no growth yesterday, and continues to be 4,000 acres and 60% contained. Crews remaining on the fire are reinforcing and securing the fireline, in order to ensure that it will hold as conditions become drier and hotter throughout the summer. Higher winds are projected […]

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Be careful with fireworks – high winds expected

New release The Bishop Fire Department Expects High Winds on the 4th of July Be careful with your fireworks  Bishop— 7/2/2018 —The Bishop Fire Department is reminding everyone to be safe with fireworks this 4th of July Holiday. The National Weather Service is expecting high winds on Wednesday the 4th , in and around Inyo County. The […]

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