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UPDATE (8/23): California now battling 585 known wildfires | Straining Resources and Ability to Respond

Yesterday, Saturday, August 22, President Trump approved a disaster declaration for California as wildfires in the state rage on, funneling federal aid to affected regions in Lake, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo counties, according to a White House statement. Governor Gavin Newsom said the SCU Lightning Complex fire south and east of […]

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(UPDATE 8/22: 11am) Beach Fire | Mono County | 85% Containment | Forest Closure Order

Update August 22 at 11:00 a.m.: Forest Closure Order Beach Fire Update From August 20, 2020 10:00 am Size: 3,780 acres (estimated) Containment: 85% Location: Southeast of Mono Lake Fuels: Sagebrush Cause: Lightning Update: Fire activity remains minimal. Today crews will continue to mop up by removing hotspots near the fire’s edge to further secure […]

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Update: White Mountain Fire Dist. sent Type 3 engine to Apple Fire; now they’re at Stagecoach Fire

8/05/2020 Update: Peripatetic Fire Crew! Looks like our local WMFD firefighters are getting lots of experience. According to the WMFD Facebook page, they were called off of the Apple Fire to respond as immediate need resources for help on the Stagecoach Fire, near Lake Isabella, Calif. (Way to go White Mountain Fire Crew! We’re proud […]

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Power Returned after Big Rig Crashes into Mt. Whitney Motel in Lone Pine; Motel was in Flames

[UPDATE NOTE FROM LADWP ON POWER OUTAGE: (August 1, 2020) Approximately 100 residential and 4 commercial/business customers were without power due to a traffic accident that occurred overnight.It was restored by 6PM this evening.] ORIGINAL REPORT OF INCIDENT FROM INYO COUNTY SHERIFF, FOLLOWED BY OFFICIAL REPORT OF COLLISION NEWS RELEASE  FROM CHP – BISHOP OFFICE […]

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Lifting of Closures – USFS Iris Fire Update Daily Update | July 27 as of 7:00 a.m.

Iris Fire- Daily Update:  July 27, 2020  (USFS – INF Press Release)   Iris Fire – Lifting of Closures Size: 120 acres Containment: 90% Location: East of Rock Creek Road, near Iris Meadows Campground Fuels: Sagebrush, pinyon/juniper Cause: Lightning Update: Crews continue to mop up and patrol throughout the fire area. The focus remains on the […]

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Big Pine Fire Department Modifies Annual Fundraiser

SUPPORT OUR LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS! July 21, 2020 – For 65 years the Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department has walked door-to-door to sell their annual Community Calendar.  This long-standing fundraiser is supported each year by hundreds of residents with the proceeds helping to support the work of the Big Pine Fireman’s Association (BPFA), the non-profit arm of […]

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Big Pine Fire Department responded to a single-car rollover

(Photos courtesy of BPVFD Facebook Page) Big Pine Fire responded to a single car rollover yesterday about 7:30 pm.   The Driver was wearing his seatbelt and was uninjured. Driver signed AMA and Sierra 35 returned, Engine 2316 and WT 2313 stayed on scene to provide safety for CHP officers. Please drive slow through emergency […]

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Welcome to Inyo National Forest Acting Forest Supervisor, “Pancho” Smith!

The Inyo National Forest has selected John F. “Pancho” Smith as the Acting Forest Supervisor. Pancho comes to the Inyo from the Los Padres National Forest where he is the District Ranger for the Santa Barbara and Ojai Ranger Districts. Pancho will be here for the next four months. The Forest Supervisor position on the […]

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