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Onion Fire Starts Near Independence Update | Now Reported Out

UPDATE 3 | SATURDAY | APRIL 10, 2021 | 12:30 PM Excerpt: Size: 85 acres/Containment: 90%/Incident Type: Full Suppression Vegetation Type: Brush Current Situation: Great progress has been made by using resources through the day and night. Firefighters have line all the way around the fire and have been able to secure and deepen containment, […]

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Lung Association Urges Californians to Create a Clean Room in Advance of Wildfire Season

American Lung Association shares tips to protect lung health as Southern California’s fire season approaches. LOS ANGELES (April 6, 2021) – Climate change is a public health emergency. Longer and more severe wildfire seasons due to rising global temperatures produce harmful smoke with far-reaching health impacts. In 2020, there was 57,000 wildfires in the U.S. […]

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What’s all the commotion on the West Side of Independence?

All the Commotion on the West Side of Independence? You may have noticed CalFire trucks and lots of work going on behind the museum on the west side of Independence lately. This work is associated with the fire break project that the Independence Fire Safe Council notified Independence residents of via a mailer last month. […]

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When a prescribed “controlled burn” gets “out of control” outside Big Pine

Incident Update as prescribed burns below Big Pine gets a little out of control. Bishop CHP Officer Otten took this photo of the fire as it was happening on Monday south of Big Pine.When CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit announced a prescribed fire (presumably, controlled fire) / vegetation management project near Big Pine, California on […]

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Castle Fire closures remain in effect for severely burned areas

Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument (Closures and Reopening Information)  Springville, February 12, 2021—From August to December 2020, the Castle Fire burned across thousands of acres in the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. Forest officials evaluated the most impacted area to refine the existing forest closure.  As a result, areas […]

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Lawsuit Against Liberty Utilities for Mountain View Fire Damage by Local Government and Indian Tribes

Lawsuit Against Liberty Utilities for Mountain View Fire Damage Filed by Mono County, Antelope Valley Fire Protection District, Toiyabe Indian Health Project, and Bridgeport Indian Colony Bridgeport, Calif. — On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Mono County, Antelope Valley Fire Protection District, Toiyabe Indian Health Project, Inc., and Bridgeport Indian Colony filed suit against Liberty Utilities, […]

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Inyo National Forest Prescribed Fires to Thin Forest

Inyo National Forest Plans Winter/Spring Prescribed Fires Thinning the forest through pile burning restores the forest to more natural conditions In a press release, the Inyo National Forest, which includes the Mono Lake, Mammoth, and White Mountain Ranger Districts of the Inyo National Forest announced that it will be implementing prescribed fire projects in the upcoming […]

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Let the Lawsuits Begin: Lawyers soliciting victims of Mountain View Fire

The Mountain View Fire began on November 17, 2020 in the town of Walker, Calif., and burned approximately 20,000 acres, destroyed 90 homes, and killed one homeowner. Initial reports of the fire mentioned “downed power lines” as the cause during a strong wind event as the reason for the fire, but the cause quickly became […]

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Inyo County Firefighters raise $11,000 for Walker Fire Victims

Local fire departments hope to brighten the holidays for devastated community The volunteer firefighters of Inyo County are conducting a gift card drive for the survivors of the Mountain View Fire in Walker, which destroyed 88 homes. Together, Olancha, Lone Pine, Independence, Big Pine and Bishop have raised more than $11,000 in gift. “The outpouring […]

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CAL-OES Approves Mountain View Fire Declaration of Emergency

Almost a month to the day the Mountain View Fire started, the California Office of Emergency Services approved Mono County’s Declaration of Emergency and will oversee the clean-up. The Mono County Board of Supervisors requested the Declaration at a special meeting November 17. At its December 15 meeting, Justin Nalder who heads up the incident […]

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