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Fire Near Tinnemeha

The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and CalFire announced an active fire south of Tinnemeha burning October 5, 2021. Heavy fuel and moderate wind. If you are traveling on Hwy 395 between Independence and Big Pine please be cautious and aware.  The Aberdeen Fire remains at 25 acres, forward rate of spread has been stopped.  Air […]

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George Barlow Arrested for Attempted Homicide and Arson

On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at about 12:40 P.M., Bishop Volunteer Fire Department, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Bishop Police Department, California Highway Patrol and CAL-Fire responded to a structure fire on North Barlow Lane. A fire on the front porch of the residence was extinguished by Bishop Volunteer Fire Department.  Bishop Volunteer Fire Chief along […]

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Virtual Town Hall on Wildfire Preparedness and Insurance Resources.

This Thursday August 12 from 1:30 to 3:00, County supervisors from several California counties including Inyo County will join with California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara in hosting a virtual town hall on Wildfire Preparedness and Insurance Resources. Inyo County Fifth District Supervisor Matt Kingsley is one of seven Eastern/Central California supervisors scheduled to provide a […]

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(Update) Wildfire outside of Lone Pine in Alabama Hills

Update Monday, June [email protected]: #AlabamaFire is 100% contained as of this morning. Update Sunday, June [email protected]: #AlabamaFire: Fire is at 80% containment, holding at 560 acres. No new fire growth over the past 24 hours. Update @7pm, June 19: Alabama Fire Press Release–Vegetation Fire mapped at 419 acres with 260 personnel assigned. Fire mostly on […]

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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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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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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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Creek Fire Update as of Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. | Town of Mammoth Lakes Community Meeting

The Town of Mammoth Lakes hosted a zoom update on the Creek Fire with representatives from all the involved agencies Tuesday evening.  CLICK TO WATCH. In a nutshell: Things are looking better than they did late last week as the northeast edge of the fire is behaving as anticipated. The enlarged and labeled topographic maps […]

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Air Quality Index Guide: Protect Yourself from Harmful Wildfire Smoke | Mammoth Lakes Air Hazardous

The current air quality index for the Town of Mammoth Lakes is 429 for Sunday, September 20. On September 14, 15, 16, and 17 the index topped out at 500+. The best link to what the quality index is in your community or zip code, visit: AirNow.gov.  Another local link is the Great Basin Unified Air […]

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Big Pine Fire responded to single vehicle rollover with injuries

Sept. 5, 2020,  First reported on BPVFD Facebook Post) Big Pine Fire responded with two SXS to Sugarloaf Mtn and Little Onion Valley for a single vehicle rollover with injuries. Sierra Wave spoke with Fire Chief Damon Carrington. He was first on the scene after receiving the 9-1-1 call. Carrington said that the vehicle, a […]

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