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Dexter, Glacier and Lightning Fires update for July 23, 2021

(Update July 23 at 1:30 pm.) Dexter Fire – The Dexter Fire remains at 2965 acres, 97% contained, and the fire area closure remains in place. Crews continue to mop up and suppression repair activities. Closure information, maps, photos and updates are posted on InciWeb at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7656/. Glacier Fire – The Glacier Fire remains at […]

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Tamarack Fire 7-21-2021

Mono County launches Tamarack Fire Portal

In response to the rapidly expanding Tamarack Fire in Markleeville, Mono County has launched the Tamarack Fire Incident Portal.   Portal link: https://emergency.monocounty.ca.gov/pages/tamarackfire  Please visit the site to view real time fire statistics, daily updates from the Type 1 Incident Management Team, air quality/smoke outlooks, current road closures, utility outages, evacuations and links to fire resources. […]

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Monitor Pass Closed Due to Tamarack Fire | Drivers take note!

Caltrans has closed Monitor Pass/State Route 89 in northern Mono County due to the Tamarack Fire. The fire, which originally started near the town of Markleeville, has spread to parts of Nevada and is now estimated to be around 43,900 acres in size.   Sonora Pass/State Route 108 remains open as an alternate route over […]

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(Update 7/20) Glacier Fire above Big Pine Between Glacier Lodge and Baker Creek

July 20, 2021 @1:35 pm: InciWeb Link—49 acres; 90% contained The Glacier Fire remains 49 acres in size, 90% contained and no closures are in effect at this time. Yesterday, the fire area received moderate to heavy precipitation. Today the threat of storms has diminished, and a hotshot crew was flown in to continue improving […]

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Dexter Fire Updates: 7/20 | Northeast of Mammoth Lakes near Bald Mountain Spring

July 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm – DEXTER FIRE UPDATE- InciWeb Link Yesterday produced heavy rainfall and lightning over the fire area. The fireline held and firefighters continued to mop up, monitor, patrol, and haul in equipment. Fire within the interior continues to burn inside the containment lines in interior islands. While new fires are […]

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Inyo National Forest announce Preparedness Level 5 – the highest level of fire activity

The Inyo National Forest has announced that they are at Preparedness Level 5, the highest level of fire activity. At least 80 percent of the country’s incident management teams and wildland firefighting personnel are committed to fire incidents. Please share and help us reduce the threat of wildfires in the Eastern Sierra. Fire Restrictions remain […]

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SEKI Forest Fire Officials Elevate Campfire Restrictions: No Campfires Allowed

It is no secret that there is an extended, severe drought in California. Thunderstorms have already started several wildfires started by lightning strikes and more are expected over the next several months. Given the seriousness of the situation, coupled with the fact that most wildfires are caused by human activity, there is a prohibition on […]

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Ever wonder how the red fire retardant used on wildfires works? INF explains

While we are all accustomed to seeing helicopters taking water from lakes and streams during fire operations, they can also be used to apply fire retardant, says the Inyo National Forest in a press release. On the Inyo Creek Fire, 106,000 gallons of retardant was applied via helicopter to the fire. This is the same […]

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Inyo National Forest Reminds Californians: Fireworks are Prohibited ahead of July 4 weekend

From the recent enactment of Juneteenth as a federal holiday to the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, Americans have long visited their local national forest to celebrate significant U.S. milestones. Holiday weekends can be an active time for fire starts, and it goes without saying that fireworks are prohibited on public lands – every forest, […]

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Please release me…let me go: All road closures and evacuations order lifted from Inyo Creek Fire

The Forest Service has announce that effective yesterday, June 30, 2021, in consultation with the National Weather Service and Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, evacuation orders and road closures that were in place due to the Inyo Creek Fire will be lifted today June 30 at 6 pm. Lone Pine Campground Remains Closed Lone Pine Campground will […]

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Stay Safe and Sane Fireworks Booths Are Open for This Fourth of July in Bishop

Local fireworks booths now open for business in Bishop In a press release today, the Bishop Volunteer Fire Department issued a press release stating that local fireworks booths are open and ready for business in Bishop, now through the Fourth of July. “Buying fireworks locally not only ensures that your fireworks are legal, it also […]

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Latest Update on Inyo Creek Fire as of Tuesday, June 29, at 6:30pm

#InyoCreekFire update – June 29 at 6:30pm: The Inyo Creek Fire has burned 592 acres and is 90% contained. Firefighters continue to work to gain containment in elevations ranging from 3,500 to 9,500 feet. Firefighter assigned to the Inyo Creek Fire assisted the Inyo National Forest with other initial attack fires today. Showers and thunderstorms […]

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