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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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It’s that time for fire restrictions, burn-permit suspensions

BLM announces seasonal fire restrictions for public lands managed by Bishop Field Office BISHOP, Calif. –The Bureau of Land Management will implement fire restrictions for public lands managed by the Bishop Field Office in Inyo and Mono counties beginning Monday, July 2. The restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. “These seasonal restrictions are […]

 
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CAL FIRE urges caution with fireworks

Press release Sacramento – With the Fourth of July holiday quickly approaching, CAL FIRE is reminding everyone to do their part to prevent fires and injuries caused by fireworks. Two out of five fires on the 4th of July are caused by fireworks, more than any other cause of fires. The majority of these incidents are related […]

 
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Dead tree removal permitting exemption extended

CAL FIRE press release Sacramento – As California’s severe drought and bark beetle epidemic has left millions of trees dead, the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection last week voted to extend a drought mortality exemption to the state’s tree removal permitting process. “With massive tree mortality across California, this exemption streamlines the process […]

 
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CAL FIRE lifts burn permit suspension

CAL FIRE press release Inyo/Mono Counties – Effective Monday, December 7, 2015 at 8 a.m. the burn permit suspension in San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono (BDU) Unit of CAL FIRE will be lifted, which will affect State Responsibility Areas within San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono Counties. CAL FIRE BDU Unit Chief, Darren Feldman, is formally cancelling the burn […]

 
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Round Fire: Residents may re-enter today

UPDATE: 3:40 PM From CAL FIRE: Credential verification for Repopulation of Paradise & Swall Meadows residents will begin at 4 p.m. We will let residents of both communites; however, Paradise will not have power until around 9pm ### Horrible tragedy in the Eastern Sierra: The Round Fire claimed 40 homes – 39 in Swall Meadows […]

 
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Round Fire update: 75 percent contained

UPDATE: 5 PM, CAL FIRE 7,000 acres, 75 percent contained; cause under investigation; no immediate threat to structures Four firefighter injuries 35 fire engines, 28 hand crews, 1 helicopter, four bulldozers, two water tenders, 500-plus personnel Southern California Edison making good progress on utility rebuilding Possible resident entry early Monday afternoon ### UPDATE: 8 AM […]

 
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Update on Round Fire: 7,000 acres, 20 structures

UPDATE: 9:30 AM The Round Fire: Acres: 7,000 – 30 percent contained 20 structures and outbuildings destroyed (preliminary county) 200 personnel; 47 engines; 29 fire crews, two bulldozers One injury to firefighter due to smoke inhalation Significant rain stopped the forward rate of the fire around 2am. Downed power lines and venting propane tanks make […]

 
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Fire near 5 Bridges burns more than 100 acres

Saturday fire broke out in the Five Bridges area 5 miles northeast of Bishop. In such a dry year, fears came to the forefront that this fire could spread very rapidly. Units from all over the Eastern Sierra responded. At last word the fire had burned 113 acres and was expected to be contained Tuesday. […]

 
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‘One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire’

– Press release from the U.S. Forest Service: SACRAMENTO, July 8, 2013— The U.S. Forest Service and other land management agencies have a new fire safety campaign in California. The One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire campaign is designed to provide constant reminders during this fire season to reduce the numbers of human-caused vehicle and […]

 
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River Fire east of Lone Pine nearly contained

UPDATE: (News release from Cal Fire. ) The River Fire in the Owens Valley had burned 407 acres and was 85 percent contained as of midday Wednesday. Cal Fire Public Information officer Bill Peters said it has been determined the fire was human caused, and the investigation is continuing. CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit fire fighters […]

 
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Fire east of Lone Pine

Sunday morning, fire broke out somewhere near the Lone Pine dump and spread north and south, whipped by extremely high winds.  Lone Pine Fire Chief Leroy Kritz said that eight agencies responded.  At 6pm Sunday, the fire had calmed way down and crews were being released. Fire Chief Kritz said he and others are not […]

 
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