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lightning fires 7-30-19

Thursday update on lightning-caused wildfires

The Inyo National Forest has been aggressively suppressing and monitoring several natural lightning caused wildfires in the past week. Things have settled down and there is no new activity to report on the Kelty and Cow fires. Fire activity is increasing on the Springs fire, and firefighters are strengthening containment lines by cutting hazardous trees and installing fire […]

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Widespread thunderstorms ignite multiple fires

USFS news release Summertime in the Eastern Sierra brings beautiful weather and many times that means thunderstorms that are welcome as they cool off the afternoons and bring much needed rain. Thunderstorms also mean lightning. Last week the Inyo received a lot of rain and hundreds of lightning strikes. Five small lightning ignited fires were […]

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Premium Energy proposes reservoirs where?

By Deb Murphy Picture this: a pipeline from either the Owens River or the Lower Rock Creek gorge up to reservoirs on Wheeler Ridge with an adjoining slue from the ridge back down to reservoirs in the gorges. Is this a water slide gone mad or a hydroelectric project waiting on a preliminary permit from […]

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Lost Fire origin tree/Courtesy USFS

Update: Lost Fire at 50 acres

USFS press release The Lost Fire, located west of the Reds Meadow Valley in the John Muir Wilderness, is 50 acres and 0% contained. The fire’s growth is predominately to the west. Fire crews are making good progress constructing fireline to contain the fire, although they are working in steep terrain and areas with heavy […]

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