The Marina Fire total acreage burned has been adjusted to 654 acres and is now at 46% containment. The change in acreage is due to more precise GPS mapping.
The fire is located north of Lee Vining and crossed over a portion of Highway 395. As of 8:00 am this morning Highway 395 has been reopened in both directions.
All evacuations have been lifted and residents have been allowed to return home. Due to evacuations being lifted, Mono County Sheriff Department is no longer in Unified Command with the United States Forest Service.
Fire crews working closely with air operations continued to make progress on improving the containment line around the fire perimeter. Mop up operations continued in all areas of the fire
and along Highway 395. Hot spots still exist within the fire perimeter and will continue to produce light smoke as it consumes the unburned vegetation.
Crews will focus their efforts on building containment line on steep slopes, identifying hot spots and beginning suppression repair efforts.
Today the forecasted weather calls for the highest temperature of the week with low humidity and local afternoon to early evening winds.
This will keep firefighters on high alert for potential fire spread.
We ask that the public continue to drive safely through the fire area as crews continue to utilize the highway to access the fire.
Southern California Edison continues to repair and replace power lines affected by the fire. Potential for rockslides still exist and will be monitored by incident personnel.
A BAER (Burn Area Emergency Response) team is evaluating the fire area for soil erosion, flood assessment and other potential impacts to the natural resources.
Eleven hand crews, twenty-three engines, two dozers, six helicopters, two fixed wing aircrafts and three water tenders. A total of 493 personnel are assigned to the incident.
The investigation to determine the exact cause and origin of the fire is ongoing.
California Statewide Fire Summary (CalFire)
Monday, June 27, 2016
Over 5,200 firefighters are battling 9 large wildfires in California. Yesterday’s high temperatures combined with the low humidity led to an increase in wildfire conditions. Several large wildfires broke out burning hundreds of acres.
Temperatures in many parts of California are expected to be 5-15 degrees above normal, and humidity will likely drop into the single digits in the afternoon. This combination will increase the fire risk. There is a chance for isolated lightning in the mountains of San Bernardino down to San Diego.
This week marks the beginning of safe and sane fireworks being sold in approximately 300 communities in California. It’s critical that if you choose to buy safe and sane fireworks in one of these communities that you exercise extreme caution. Only use those fireworks with the State Fire Marshal Seal of Approval. California has a zero tolerance towards the use and sale of illegal fireworks. You can get a full fireworks safety guide at ReadyForWildfire.org.
Fires of Interest:
**CAL FIRE Incidents**
Laguna Fire, Orange County NEW
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 2½ miles northeast of Laguna Beach
- 50 acres, 60% contained
- Forward spread stopped
Border Fire, San Diego County (more info…)
- 7,609 acres, 90% contained
Reservoir Fire, Lake County
Northeast of Clearlake Oaks
- 350 acres brush, oak woodland, 0% contained
Creek Fire, Yolo County NEW/FINAL
Hwy 16, 4 miles south of Brooks, near the Cache Creek Casino
- 277 acres, 100% contained
Dinosaur Fire, Merced County NEW/FINAL
Hwy 152 X Dinosaur Point, West side of San Luis Reservoir
- 1,246 acres, 100% contained
**Unified Command Incidents**
Erskine Fire, Kern County (more info…)
Lake Isabella area
Unified Command: Kern County Fire, USFS and Bureau of Land Management
- 45,388 acres, 40% Contained
- Evacuations in place
Sherpa Fire, Santa Barbara County (more info…)
West of Goleta
Unified Command: USFS and Santa Barbara County Fire
- 7,474 acres, 93% Contained
San Gabriel Complex, Los Angeles County (more info…)
North of Duarte and Azusa
Unified Command: USFS & LA County Fire
- 5,399 acres, 72% contained
● Two separate fires: Fish Fire (4,253 acres) and Reservoir Fire (1,146 acres)
Marina Fire, Mono County (more info…)
Near Lee Vining
US Forest Service – Inyo National Forest
- 654 acres, 46% contained
● CAL FIRE air and ground resources assisting
Pony Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)
15 miles southwest of Happy Camp
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
- 2,858 acres, 63% contained