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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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Friday update on Lions Fire, state fire summary

Lions Fire Update 8/10/18 The Lions Fire is estimated at 8,779 acres with 70% containment, for an increase of 68 acres. However, the fire could not be accurately mapped due to smoke inversion and growth is likely greater than what mapping reflects. There are 154 personnel committed to the fire, including 4 crews, and 4 […]

 
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Tioga Road reopens; Lions Fire at 70 percent containment

STATE ROUTE 120 HAS BEEN REOPENED BISHOP— The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is pleased to announce that Yosemite National Park administrators and fire managers have reopened Tioga Road through the park. Yosemite Valley is still closed to visitors and vehicles, however through passage along State Route 120 is now open. For the latest highway […]

 
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Yosemite Valley to remain closed indefinitely

News release from Yosemite National Park Les Marsden President, Yosemite Gateway Partners As your YGP President, I wanted to share this latest just-announced information with you: Yosemite Valley will remain closed indefinitely. You probably know the Ferguson Fire has now raged for 24 days, has taken the lives of two firefighters and injured 11 others. Its […]

 
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Sunday update: INF enters fire restrictions

Press releases Inyo National Forest Enters Fire Restrictions  Inyo National Forest is implementing fire restrictions effective on all Inyo National Forest lands. The forest is basing this decision on national level fire activity, local fire activity, and the availability of firefighters for response. Effective August 4, and until further notice, the following restrictions will be […]

 
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Saturday update: Lions Fire continues to grow

News releases The Lions Fire is estimated at 7,494 acres with 60% containment, showing an increase of 846 acres. There are 180 personnel committed to the fire, including 7 crews, 4 helicopters, and a pack string of mules from the Stanislaus National Forest. The most active portion of the fire remains on the western flank […]

 
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