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Escaped Campfire Causes Wildfire in Mammoth Lakes

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. — On Labor Day evening, September 5, a small fire broke out just north of the Mammoth Scenic Loop, named the Scenic Fire. The following day, investigators officially concluded the fire was caused by an illegal campfire that had escaped. As seen in the picture below, the area circled in yellow did […]

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Wildland Fire Academy Defines Defensible Space

The fifth session of the Wildland Fire Academy dealt with what is probably the area of most concern for Eastern Sierra residents—what steps can be taken to protect your home in the face of wildland fires. The Academy, chaired by Mono Supervisor Bob Gardner, has been functioning as a wildland tutorial with experts from federal, […]

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Mono County and Town of Mammoth Lakes Launch READY Mono Emergency Preparedness Portal Evacuation Exercise Planned for Trails Neighborhood

  MONO COUNTY, Calif. (August 2, 2022) – Over the next week, Christopher Mokracek, Interim Director of Emergency Management, is slated to introduce Mono County’s new emergency preparedness and response portal to the Mammoth Lakes Town Council and the Mono County Board of Supervisors. READY Mono ( is designed to provide residents and visitors with […]

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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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MLFD Appeals to Public for Help in Controlling Fires During Wildfire Season On Tuesday, M

On Tuesday, May 4, there was a fire reported by the Mammoth Lakes Fire Department near the Sawmill Cutoff Road and the campsite directly adjacent to it. Fortunately, crews from MLFD and the U.S. Forest Service were able to knock this one down before it threatened the Town of Mammoth Lakes. This fire in the […]

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Tribute to a fallen hero from the Mammoth Lakes Fire Department Chief on loss of Larry Myrold

[Moving Tribute From the Mammoth Lakes Fire Department to a Fallen Hero] Many of you are aware that Larry Myrold was involved in a terrible accident last Saturday in the Smith Valley. We are deeply saddened to report that he succumbed to his injuries last night (Tuesday, March 2) at approximately 10:30PM. Here are a […]

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