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Dexter, Glacier and Lightning Fires update for July 23, 2021

(Update July 23 at 1:30 pm.) Dexter Fire – The Dexter Fire remains at 2965 acres, 97% contained, and the fire area closure remains in place. Crews continue to mop up and suppression repair activities. Closure information, maps, photos and updates are posted on InciWeb at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7656/. Glacier Fire – The Glacier Fire remains at […]

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Jennifer Eberlien, new USFS Regional Forester for Pacif. Southwest Region

Forest Service Chief Announces New Regional Forester for Pacific Southwest Region

Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen today announced Jennifer Eberlien as regional forester for the Pacific Southwest Region. Eberlien replaces incoming Chief Randy Moore who has served as regional forester in the Pacific Southwest Region since 2007. Eberlien will oversee 18 national forests in California, which include 20 million acres covering the North Coast, Cascade and […]

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Inyo National Forest Wants You to Know the Wilderness permit reservation and pickup procedures

The Inyo National Forest would like to inform wilderness visitors of current wilderness permit reservation and pickup procedures. The forest continues to face extremely high demand from the recreating public, including visitors to wilderness areas. The procedures outlined here are important for visitors to know to ensure wilderness permits are received in a timely manner. […]

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Join Friends of Inyo this Saturday, July 24 for Rock Creek Lakes Clean-up!

Join Friends of Inyo this Saturday, July 24 at 8:30 am for Rock Creek Lakes Clean-up! All ages welcome. Please wear trail work-appropriate clothing and closed-toed shoes, and bring water and sun protection. We’ll meet you at the Rock Creek Lakes Resort (1 Upper, Rock Creek Rd, Bishop, CA 93514) . Social distancing and mask wearing will […]

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(Update 7/20) Glacier Fire above Big Pine Between Glacier Lodge and Baker Creek

July 20, 2021 @1:35 pm: InciWeb Link—49 acres; 90% contained The Glacier Fire remains 49 acres in size, 90% contained and no closures are in effect at this time. Yesterday, the fire area received moderate to heavy precipitation. Today the threat of storms has diminished, and a hotshot crew was flown in to continue improving […]

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Dexter Fire Updates: 7/20 | Northeast of Mammoth Lakes near Bald Mountain Spring

July 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm – DEXTER FIRE UPDATE- InciWeb Link Yesterday produced heavy rainfall and lightning over the fire area. The fireline held and firefighters continued to mop up, monitor, patrol, and haul in equipment. Fire within the interior continues to burn inside the containment lines in interior islands. While new fires are […]

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Navy helicopter from NAS Fallon on search and rescue mission crashed near Mt. Hogue, Calif., late Friday afternoon

According to a press release from NAS Fallon, a Navy MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter from Naval Air Station Fallon crashed near Mt. Hogue, Calif., late Friday afternoon around 5 pm while conducting search and rescue (SAR) operations for a missing hiker, but the crew couldn’t be safely rescued until Saturday afternoon. All four crewmembers survived the […]

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Roads closed near Laurel Ponds due to monitoring well drilling in Mammoth Lakes area

Inyo National Forest and Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) would like to inform the public of road closures beginning July 19 and lasting approximately six weeks, due to a well drilling project in the Laurel Pond area, located west of Mammoth Yosemite Airport. “Because the well rig will be staged on roads, the well drilling […]

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SEKI Forest Fire Officials Elevate Campfire Restrictions: No Campfires Allowed

It is no secret that there is an extended, severe drought in California. Thunderstorms have already started several wildfires started by lightning strikes and more are expected over the next several months. Given the seriousness of the situation, coupled with the fact that most wildfires are caused by human activity, there is a prohibition on […]

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Ever wonder how the red fire retardant used on wildfires works? INF explains

While we are all accustomed to seeing helicopters taking water from lakes and streams during fire operations, they can also be used to apply fire retardant, says the Inyo National Forest in a press release. On the Inyo Creek Fire, 106,000 gallons of retardant was applied via helicopter to the fire. This is the same […]

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Inyo National Forest Reminds Californians: Fireworks are Prohibited ahead of July 4 weekend

From the recent enactment of Juneteenth as a federal holiday to the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, Americans have long visited their local national forest to celebrate significant U.S. milestones. Holiday weekends can be an active time for fire starts, and it goes without saying that fireworks are prohibited on public lands – every forest, […]

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Please release me…let me go: All road closures and evacuations order lifted from Inyo Creek Fire

The Forest Service has announce that effective yesterday, June 30, 2021, in consultation with the National Weather Service and Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, evacuation orders and road closures that were in place due to the Inyo Creek Fire will be lifted today June 30 at 6 pm. Lone Pine Campground Remains Closed Lone Pine Campground will […]

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