The #MainFire vegetation fire that started on Thursday April 6th near HWY 6/ Wye Road in Bishop, CA is now 75% contained. Firefighters have worked hard to get the blaze under control, utilizing 1 air attack, 4 air tankers, 1 helicopter, 4 hand crews, 10 engines, 2 water tenders, 2 dozers, and 4 Chief Officers. The cause of the fire has been determined to be a bird strike to an overhead power line. Firefighters will continue to mop up and strengthen containment lines over the coming days.
Community thanks to all the agencies involved in the firefighting efforts which includes CalFire, Inyo County Sheriff‘s Office, U.S. Forest Service – Inyo National Forest, CHP – Bishop, and Bishop Fire Department