Update on Pleasant Fire

News release

From CALFIRE

UPDATE: 12:26am: Evacuations are still in place. There will be a meeting at 8:00 am to re-evaluate the evacuations. Flames are no longer visible from inside The Glenwood Mobile Estates. Winds have died down compared to earlier in the evening.

UPDATE 8:15pm: Hwy 395 closed at Brockman / Hwy 6 closed at Rudolph Rd- north closure and Wye Road- south closure.
Laws Poleta Rd is closed from Laws to East Line Street

UPDATE 5:20pm: MANDATORY Evacuations in the following areas: Rudolph Ranch, Highlands, Glenwood, Rite Aid Complex, Bear Creek, Meadow Creek, Dixon Lane- all housing areas between North Sierra Highway/ Dixon Lane/ Brockman, Five Bridges, Fish Slough, and Laws.
Sheltering will be at the Fair Grounds in Bishop.

UPDATE: Voluntary Evacuations are currently for Five Bridges and Fish Slough

URGENT: Fire near Pleasant Valley Campground, we’re hearing it’s approximately 100 acres. Evacuated areas: Pleasant Valley Pit Campground and Pleasant Valley Campground.
It is important for the public to stay away from the fire – including areas near Brockman Lane, Dixon Lane, and surrounding DWP roads. First Responders need complete access to fire areas.
At this point we are not aware of any threatened homes. We will keep you posted!
Agencies assisting: CAL FIRE San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Unit,Independence Fire DistrictU.S. Forest Service – Inyo National Forest,Bishop Fire Department, CHP Bishop, Caltrans District 9, Lone Pine Fire,Mono County Sheriff’s Office, and Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department

View of fire from inside Glenwood Mobile Estates at 5:30pm. Looking down Matlick Lane towards Rite-Aid. Flames are not in the Glenwood as of 5:45pm. UPDATE: These flames are no longer visible.

PLEASANT FIRE
Incident Update February 18th, 2018
www.fire.ca.gov
Lcation: PLEASANT VALLEY DAM X Hwy 395 County: Inyo County

Acres: 900 % Containment: 0
Start Date & Time: February 18th 1412 Expected Containment: N/A
Injuries: 0 Structures Destroyed: 0
Unified Command: CAL FIRE, CHP & Inyo Sheriff
EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT ASSIGNED
Fire Engines: 25 Fire Crews: 2 Bulldozers: 2
Airtankers: 0 Helicopters: 0 Total Personnel: 90

Current Situation: Significant winds are hampering firefighting efforts, the fire is burning in the Pleasant Valley Reservoir Area heading toward Law’s Museum, Hwy closed at Hwy 395 and Nevada State Line.

Local Road Closures in effect: Pleasant Valley Rd., Brockman Rd. and Chalkbluff Rd.
Evacuations: Meadow Creek Area and Pleasant Valley Campground, and Law’s Museum
Evacuation Centers: The Bishop Tri-County Fairgrounds is open as an evacuation center to families and animals who are being displaced:
Address: 1234 Fair Street, Bishop CA 93514 Phone: (760) 873-3588
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Inyo USFS, CHP, CDC, CAL TRANS, Inyo County Sheriff, Mono
County Sheriff, Paradise Fire Dept., DWP, Mammoth Fire, Bishop Fire, Big Pine Fire, Independence
Fire, Lone Pine Fire, Long Valley Fire, Wheeler Crest Fire, Red Cross and Edison

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UPDATE 5:20pm: MANDATORY Evacuations in the following areas: Highlands, Glenwood, Rite Aid Complex, Bear Creek, Meadow Creek, Dixon Lane- all housing areas between North Sierra Highway/ Dixon Lane/ Brockman, Five Bridges, Fish Slough, and Laws.
Sheltering will be at the Fair Grounds in Bishop.

From Sierra Wave Media studio at Wye Road and Highway 6/Bill Snyder

UPDATE: Voluntary Evacuations are currently for Five Bridges and Fish Slough
URGENT: Fire near Pleasant Valley Campground, we’re hearing it’s approximately 100 acres. Evacuated areas: Pleasant Valley Pit Campground and Pleasant Valley Campground.
It is important for the public to stay away from the fire – including areas near Brockman Lane, Dixon Lane, and surrounding DWP roads. First Responders need complete access to fire areas.
At this point we are not aware of any threatened homes. We will keep you posted!
Agencies assisting: CAL FIRE San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Unit, Independence Fire District, U.S. Forest Service – Inyo National Forest, Bishop Fire Department, CHP Bishop, Caltrans District 9, Lone Pine Fire, Mono County Sheriff’s Office, and Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department
*Photos provided by CHP – Bishop
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UPDATE: Voluntary Evacuations are currently for Five Bridges and Fish Slough

Photo credit: Bishop CHP

URGENT: Fire near Pleasant Valley Campground, we’re hearing it’s approximately 100 acres. Evacuated areas: Pleasant Valley Pit Campground and Pleasant Valley Campground.
It is important for the public to stay away from the fire – including areas near Brockman Lane, Dixon Lane, and surrounding DWP roads. First Responders need complete access to fire areas.

Photo credit: Bishop CHP

At this point we are not aware of any threatened homes. We will keep you posted!
Agencies assisting: CAL FIRE San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Unit, Independence Fire
District, U.S. Forest Service – Inyo National Forest, Bishop Fire Department, CHP Bishop, Caltrans District 9, Lone Pine Fire, Mono County Sheriff’s Office, and Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department
*Photos provided by CHP – Bishop

Photo credit: Bishop CHP

 

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2 Responses to Update on Pleasant Fire

  1. Alex Jones February 18, 2018 at 10:55 pm #

    Geez hope they can get this fire under control and I we pray no lives are In danger. God bless all the crews that are on this fire and hope they are safe.

     
  2. Sierra Lady February 18, 2018 at 11:24 pm #

    Watch for Calfire updates here:
    http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/1938

    11:25 p.m. 2/18/18 It is currently snowing in Mammoth. Hope some precipitation reaches Bishop to help with this fire. Stay safe Bishopites!

    B. Richter

     

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