Latest Update on Inyo Creek Fire as of Tuesday, June 29, at 6:30pm

#InyoCreekFire update – June 29 at 6:30pm: The Inyo Creek Fire has burned 592 acres and is 90% contained. Firefighters continue to work to gain containment in elevations ranging from 3,500 to 9,500 feet. Firefighter assigned to the Inyo Creek Fire assisted the Inyo National Forest with other initial attack fires today. Showers and thunderstorms diminish tonight, with a higher overnight humidity of 45 to 55%.

 

#InyoCreekFire update – June 28at 7:00pm:
Containment: 80% – Acres burned: 592
The Inyo Creek Fire has burned 592 acres and containment has increased to 80%.
Firefighters continue to work to gain containment in elevations ranging from 3,500 to 9,500 feet. Mainly sunny skies this morning led to increasing clouds, with some rain falling west of the Sierra Crest. Increasing chances of rain and T-storms tomorrow, as a monsoonal flow pulls moisture up from the southeast.
Due to the threat of thunderstorms over the next few days, the Inyo National Forest, in consultation with the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, will keep the Lone Pine Campground and Whitney Portal Road closed. According to the National Weather Service, thunderstorms are predicted beginning Monday afternoon through Thursday with an increasing chance of heavier rains on Thursday.
Heavy rainfall from thunderstorms falling on a steep, burned over slope may cause flash flooding and debris flows. The Lone Pine Campground lies directly below one of these slopes and is in a danger zone should such heavy rains fall over the Inyo Creek Fire burn area. 
The map below shows the areas under evacuation orders and evacuation warnings, including road and trail closure points. The image below is of the mobile retardant base set up just east of the town of Lone Pine.
330 personnel are currently assigned to the fire.

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One Response to Latest Update on Inyo Creek Fire as of Tuesday, June 29, at 6:30pm

  1. Russ Monroe June 29, 2021 at 10:08 am #

    No; firefighters are not continuing to gain containment from 3,500ft elevation on the Inyo Creek fire.
    Does it make sense to allow agencies that can’t be bothered to put out an accurate press release run our economy too?

     

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