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Wildfire Education Academy Invites Residents to Join Virtual Session on Wildfire Management Plans and Policies

  The third session of the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments (ESCOG) Citizen’s Wildfire Education Academy (Academy) will focus on Current U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) 2022 Wildfire Management Plans and Policies. The session is scheduled for Monday, June 20th at […]

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Airport Fire Feb 17, 2022

Airport Fire Incident Update From CalFire As Of 7:55 pm February 17, 2022

  As of this evening’s incident report from CalFire the fire size has grown to 4,136 acres and is 20% contained.  Forward rate of progress has been stopped north of Hwy 168 and firefighters continue to construct containment lines and mop-up the North end of the fire.  Although 150 structures had been threatened no structures […]

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Airport Fire Update 7:00 AM 2-17-22

Here is the latest on the vegetation fire that started 2-16-22 at 12:40 PM, known as the Airport Fire.  The estimated acreage is 2,880 with 0% containment. No structures have been damaged or destroyed, but 150 structures are threatened.  No injuries or fatalities. The fire continued to remain active overnight, burning to the south.  Firefighters […]

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Fire Near Bishop Airport and Owens River 2-16-22

    UPDATE 7:40AM 2/17/22 #AirportFire off Airport Road and East Line Street, east of Bishop in Inyo County is 2,800 acres and 0% contained.  150 structures threatened.  CAL FIRE San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Unit For more information: https://fire.ca.gov/incidents/2022/2/16/airport-fire/   UPDATE: 8:40PM CALFIRE  1800 acres 0% Containment No change to evacuation orders or road closures. UPDATE: CalFire: […]

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Cal Fire Announces Burn Permit Suspension Lifted As Of December 20 At 6:00 AM

  The burn permit suspension in the State Responsibility Areas of San Bernardino, Inyo, and Mono Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Unit Chief Shane Littlefield is formally cancelling the burn permit suspension and advising that those possessing current and valid residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissible burn days. This […]

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Landscape Debris Burning Suspension Will Remain In Effect

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION San Bernardino – Inyo – Mono Unit RELEASE DATE: December 3, 2021 CONTACT: Alison Hesterly – Public Information Officer San Bernardino – The current suspension for residential landscape debris burning in state responsibility area lands in San Bernardino, Inyo, and Mono counties will remain in effect. The current […]

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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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North Barlow Arson

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 - USFS Inyo National Forest

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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