April 6, 2023 Main Fire in Bishop – Status as of April 8 @ 3:00PM

Photo: Inyo County Sheriff Main Fire April 2023

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

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