Tuesday update: Pleasant Fire at 35 percent containment

News release

PLEASANT FIRE

Tuesday morning update

Pleasant Fire Update
Date: 2/20/2018 Time: 7:00 AM
STATUS
Incident Start Date: 2/18/2018 Incident Start Time: 2:12 P.M.
Incident Type: Wildland Fire Cause: Under Investigation
Incident Location: Inyo County Expected Containment: Unknown
Total Acreage: 2,250 Containment: 35%
Firefighter Injuries: 0 Civilian Injuries: 0
Structures Threatened: 0 Structures Destroyed: 0 Structures Damaged: 0

RESOURCES
Engines: 50 Water Tenders: 0 Helicopters: 1 Air Tankers: 0 Hand Crews: 20
Dozers: 4 Other: Total Personnel: 400

SITUATION

Current Situation: Fire activity overnight was minimal with creeping and smoldering activity. Progress continued toward increasing containment.

Mandatory Evacuations: There are a few residences near 5 Bridges / Fish Slough area that are still under evacuation orders due to power issues.

Evacuation Centers: The Bishop Tri-County Fairgrounds, 1234 Fair Street, Bishop CA 93514 – Phone: (760) 873-3588

Animal Evacuations: All animal evacuations are being handled at the Bishop Tri-County Fairgrounds

Road Closures: Brockman Lane (north of HWY 395), 5 Bridges Road, Pleasant Valley Reservoir Road, Jean Blanc Road, and Dixon Lane (west of housing area towards Brockman) Pleasant Valley Campground is closed. Escorts by Inyo Sheriff for emergency necessity only. Pit Campground is closed; however, escorts are available to retrieve belongings through BLM.

Cooperating Agencies: Unified Command with CAL FIRE and Inyo County Sheriff.
Additional cooperating agencies: BLM, Inyo USFS, CAL OES, CHP, CDCR, CAL TRANS, 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 Southern California Edison.

For more information on returning home after a wildfire, please visit www.readyforwildfire.org

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UPDATE regarding #PleasantFire:

Repopulation into most evacuated areas will begin at 3:00 pm today. There are a few residences near 5 Bridges / Fish Slough area that are still under evacuation orders due to power issues.

County Road closures still in place:

  • Brockman Lane (north of HWY 395)
  • 5 Bridges Road
  • Pleasant Valley Reservoir Road
  • Jean Blanc Road
  • Dixon Lane (west of housing area towards Brockman)

If anyone has belongings at the Pleasant Valley Campground – this area is CLOSED. Escorting will be provided through the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office only for emergency medications or supplies, not to remove vehicles or take down campsites and only if law enforcement personnel is available – 760-878-0383.

If anyone has a vehicle, or belongings at the BLM Pleasant Valley Pit Campground, they can connect with BLM for escorting.

We thank all of our fantastic residents for their patience and we thank all of the amazing first responders!

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Pleasant Fire Quick Update
Date: 2/19/2018 Time: 11:00 AM
Fire Information Line: 909-881-6949

STATUS
Incident Start Date: 2/18/2018 Incident Start Time: 2:12 P.M.
Incident Type: Wildland Fire Cause: Under Investigation
Incident Location: Inyo County Expected Containment: Unknown
Total Acreage: 2,250 Containment: 15%
Firefighter Injuries: 0 Civilian Injuries: 0
Structures Threatened: 500 Structures Destroyed: 0 Structures Damaged: 0
RESOURCES
Engines: 50 Water Tenders: 0 Helicopters: 0 Air Tankers: 0 Hand Crews: 20
Dozers: 4 Other: Total Personnel: 400
SITUATION
Current Situation: Significant winds continue to hamper firefighting efforts, the fire is burning in the Pleasant Valley Reservoir Area heading toward Law’s Museum
*Fire acreage has updated due to more accurate mapping*
Mandatory Evacuations: Brockman to Highway 6, including the Highlands, Chalkbuff, and Meadow Creek areas.
Pleasant Valley Campground, Pleasant Valley Reservoir
Evacuation Centers: The Bishop Tri-County Fairgrounds, 1234 Fair Street, Bishop CA 93514 – Phone: (760) 873-3588
Animal Evacuations: All animal evacuations are being handled at the Bishop Tri-County Fairgrounds Road Closures: Five Bridges is closed at Hwy 6
Pleasant Valley Road remains closed including Pleasant Valley Campground and Reservoir

Cooperating Agencies: Unified Command with CAL FIRE and Inyo County Sheriff.
Additional cooperating agencies: BLM, Inyo USFS, CAL OES, CHP, CDCR, CAL TRANS, 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 Southern California Edison.

For more information on preparing for a wildfire, go to www.readyforwildfire.org

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Incident Update
February 19th, 2018 Time: 7:00 A.M.
www.fire.ca.gov
Fire Information Line: 909-881-6949
Location: PLEASANT VALLEY DAM x Hwy 395 County: Inyo County

Pleasant Fire/Bill Snyder

Acres: 2800 % Containment: 0
Start Date & Time: February 18
th, 2018 at 2:12 P.M. Expected Containment: N/A
Injuries: 0 Structures Destroyed: 0
Unified Command: CAL FIRE, CHP & Inyo Sheriff
EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT ASSIGNED
Fire Engines: 50 Fire Crews: 20 Bulldozers: 4
Airtankers: 0 Helicopters: 0 Total Personnel: 400

Current Situation: Significant winds are hampering firefighting efforts, the fire is burning in the Pleasant Valley Reservoir Area heading toward Law’s Museum, Hwy 6 closed between 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, Rudolph Ranch, Highlands, Glenwood, Rite-Aid Complex, Bear Creek, Dixon Lane – All housing areas between North Sierra Highway/Dixon Lane/Brockman, Five Bridges, Fish Slough and Laws.

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

Cause: Under investiation

Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, BLM, Inyo USFS, CAL OES, CHP, CDCR, 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 Southern California Edison

 

 

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5 Responses to Tuesday update: Pleasant Fire at 35 percent containment

  1. Tinner February 19, 2018 at 8:06 pm #

    Wind and campfires don’t mix. Might as well include alcohol too, just a guess.

     
    • Tinner February 20, 2018 at 7:16 pm #

      Wait for it…
      Anyone wanna put some money on my prediction?

       
  2. Low-Inyo February 20, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

    Tinner…..and add to that,stupid people doing both on a windy day,plus driving (speeding ) down south on the way back home…kind of the “perfect storm ” of stupidity….

     
  3. Sierra Lady February 20, 2018 at 10:08 pm #

    Stay current on the status of this fire’s containment on the Calfire website:

    http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/1938

    Great job to all the firefighters and first responders!

    B. Richter

     
  4. Old local gal February 21, 2018 at 10:39 am #

    A couple months back, while driving by PV campground, I noticed an abandoned camp fire with trash burning in it. I couldn’t believe it, nor the stupidity of which ever Idiot thought that was okay. I am so sick and damn tired of these careless visitors trashing our area! And yes, I put the fire out with river water, using an empty chili can I found thrown in a bush. Sad huh.

     

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