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Mono Supervisors Deal with Dual Emergencies: COVID-19 Purple Tier & Mountain View Fire Help

Mono County dodged a bullet two weeks ago, escaping the most restrictive widespread tier in California’s battle against COVID-19. But, with 37 new cases, not related to the outbreak at the Mountain Warfare Training Center at Pickel Meadows and a 9.5-percent positive testing rate, the County is now officially in the purple, widespread, tier.   […]

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The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department launches gift card drive to help hundreds displaced by the Mountain View Fire

The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department is launching a gift card drive to help make the holidays a little brighter for the hundreds of Mono County residents displaced by the Mountain View Fire, which devastated the Walker and Coleville communities on Nov. 17. “There are 90 families who don’t have a home to celebrate Christmas in,” […]

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Mountain View Fire | Nov. 22, 2020 UPDATE

MOUNTAIN VIEW FIRE NOVEMBER 22, 2020 UPDATE Email: [email protected] Twitter: @MonoSheriffs @BLMca Phone: 530-324-2162 Incident Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7270/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/blmcalifornia/ www.facebook.com/MonoSheriff www.facebook.com/AntelopeValleyFireDepartment Incident Information: Fire Size: 20,385 acres | Containment: 65% | Crews: 3 | Engines: 15  | Water Tenders: 2 | Total Personnel: 202 Current Situation: The Mountain View fire is 65% contained. While the […]

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Update on Mountain View Fire | Fatality identified | Donations being accepted for fire victims

Mono County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman who died in the Mountain View Fire in Walker, Calif. as 69-year-old Sallie Joseph. She was found in the debris of her burned home on Lone Company Road. The Mountain View Fires was fanned by erratic winds that drove the fire into the residential area of Walker, […]

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Mountain View Fire, Nov. 18, 2020 Update

  MOUNTAIN VIEW FIRE NOV. 18, 2020 UPDATE Incident Website: Click on logo to left     Incident Information: Start / Report Date: Nov. 17, 2020 at 12:15 p.m. Cause: Unknown Fuels Involved: Grass, sagebrush and pinyon-juniper Size: 28,879 acres Location: Walker, California in Mono County Fatalities: 1 Injuries: 1 Structures destroyed: 80 Damage assessments […]

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Fire raging in north Mono County | Hwy395 closed from Walker and Coleville to Topaz area

The Mountain View Fire (Mono County) This has been a rapidly changing story. Information will be continued to be posted and revised as it becomes available. News is coming in from various news sources in So. Lake Tahoe, Reno, Mammoth Lakes, and, of course, Facebook groups and official Facebook pages of government agencies. It’s a […]

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Bishop’s and Mammoth Lakes’ Schools Forced to Close Because of “Very Poor Air Quality”

The smoke from the Creek Fire continues to degrade air quality in Mammoth Lakes and Bishop to unhealthy and hazardous, threatening the health of residents, students and visitors to the area as well. The following news release was posted on the Mammoth Lakes Unified School District website this morning, stating that “In-person programs closed due […]

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USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Emergency Fire Restrictions Extended to Oct. 22

California’s wildfire season is not yet over. In the interest of the safety of firefighters and visitors to the national forests in the Pacific Southwest Region, fire restrictions are being kept in place to prevent further fires from being started and overtaxing the resources of those fighting existing wildfires. The Regional Emergency Fire restrictions order […]

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Frank Frievalt Fire Chief, Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District

Virtual Public Meeting Tonight on Status of Creek Fire: 7-8pm

Join representatives from the Creek Fire Incident Management Team, the United States Forest Service, Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District, Mono County Sheriff and the Town of Mammoth Lakes tonight, September 29, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. to receive a presentation and to ask questions about the status of the Creek Fire. There is no planned […]

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Fire Crews from Mexico Have Arrived to Assist with Sequoia Complex Fire

[U.S. Forest Service Press Release – Sept. 24, 2020] Lake Isabella, CA – The Sequoia National Forest and Incident Commanders of the Sequoia Complex fires are excited to welcome 100 wildland firefighters from Mexico as they arrive at the East Castle Zone Incident Command Post (ICP) on Friday, Sept. 24, 2020. The firefighters from Mexico, […]

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Inyo National Forest

Inyo National Forest to remain closed for another week | 9 national forests will remain closed

Message from John “Pancho” Smith, Acting Forest Supervisor, Inyo National Forest” Good morning: Over the past few days, the Inyo National Forest has been looking at options to re-open the Forest in a modified manner and we have shared that tentative plan out to various permittees, recreation residences, and at the Creek Fire meeting yesterday. […]

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