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Tamarack Fire 7-21-2021

Land Managers Update Inyo/Mono Supervisors On Grim 2022 Wildland Fire Season Ahead

  The report on forest conditions should have come as no surprise to the Eastern Sierra. Moisture levels in the national forests are very low and dropping with wildland fires predicted to hit earlier in the season. The prospect of future forest closures is a possibility. As if to punctuate the situation, Inyo National Forest […]

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Wildfire Education Academy Invites Residents to Join Virtual Session on Fire Ecology

    The second session of the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments (ESCOG) Citizen’s Wildfire Education Academy (Academy) will focus on Fire Ecology, and feature guest speakers from The Fire Restoration Group and the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station. The session is scheduled for Monday, May 16th at 6:00pm. Craig Thomas started the […]

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Tamarack Fire 7-21-2021

Eastern Sierra Council of Governments Launches Wildfire Education Academy

    Earlier today, the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments (ESCOG) announced the launch of the Citizen’s Wildfire Education Academy (Academy), a series of seven free virtual sessions educating the public on wildfire, and how to prepare for it. “Wildfires are becoming more devastating each year, threatening our communities, and decimating our forests and watersheds,” […]

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Airport Fire Warm Springs area

Bishop Fire Chief Gives Report to Bishop City Council in Aftermath of Airport Fire

Two weeks after the Airport Fire raced down the Owens River scorching 4,136 acres, Bishop Fire Department Chief Joe Dell gave his report to the Bishop City Council. While Big Pine residents, east of Hwy. 395, were told to evacuate to the Bishop Senior Center, few did. This call to evacuate was the fourth in […]

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Airport Fire

LADWP Urges the Public to Protect Sensitive Areas Following Recent Airport Fire

(March 2, 2022 – BISHOP, CA) Los Angeles  Department of Water and Power (LADWP) urges members of the public to avoid undeveloped areas from East Line Street to Warm Springs Road in the Artesian Springs area in order to help protect the Owens River riparian corridor damaged as a result of the wind-driven Airport Fire […]

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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:   UPDATE: 8:40PM CALFIRE  1800 acres 0% Containment No change to evacuation orders or road closures. UPDATE: CalFire: […]

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Wildfires, Smoke, Toxic Air – Protect Yourself! Online Presentation Tuesday January 18th

In the Eastern Sierra and across the western United States, each year seems to bring more days of smoke-filled skies. That air does more than ruin your pictures of an otherwise beautiful view; it can damage your health. Doctor Margaret “Peggy” Lobnitz, a founding member of “Elders Climate Action” and an accomplished expert in air […]

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Inyo National Forest Supervisor, Lesley Yen Discusses Forest Closures with Inyo Supervisors

  Inyo National Forest Supervisor Lesley Yen gave the Board of Supervisors a rundown on forest closure policies, put in place in the late summer of 2020 and 2021, explaining the decisions as a “last resort.” With little winter precipitation and record-setting heat waves across the West, the Forest Service had to make draconian decisions […]

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Pile Burning October 26, 2021 Near Old Shady Rest Campground

Fire crews on the Mammoth Ranger District plan to pile burn near Old Shady Rest Campground today, weather and air quality conditions permitting. There are eight piles  that crews were unable to complete last year, north of Old Shady Rest Campground on the west side of Sawmill Cutoff Rd. Smoke will be visible From: Mammoth Lakes, […]

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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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