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 Mammoth Lakes area and yet other small fires in both Inyo and Mono counties are a warning to residents and visitors alike that we may be in for another catastrophic wildfire season, and despite last year’s devastating wildfires, there is plenty of dry, burnable fuel from downed trees and dry brush to threaten other wildfires similar to  those  we experienced last year.

Mammoth Lakes Fire Department is warning that “Currently Mono County is seeing unprecedented visitation, including an increased number of people camping outside of developed campgrounds. While ‘dispersed’ camping is allowed in many places, and is legal at the location of yesterday’s (May 4) incident, the number of camps and campfires, along with the trash and human waste left behind, is cause for alarm.

MLFD asked that, if you see an illegal camp or campfire in Mono County, please report it to the Mono County Sheriff’s Office at (760) 932-7549, extension 7, or call 911 to report a dangerous situation, such as an active, abandoned fire.

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

  1. Tinner May 8, 2021 at 9:35 am #

    No worries, WE WILL report them, I’ll take pictures too!
    I hope somebody in uniform can be quick to respond and I don’t feel the need to educate people myself because it seems unless you’re wearing a uniform people can get argumentative and or confrontational.

     
    • Lydia May 8, 2021 at 7:03 pm #

      Tinner, even a uniform isn’t enough unless it’s armed and with the time and patience to wait until the offenders pack up and you can escort them to the county line

       
  2. Mile High Mania May 7, 2021 at 8:38 am #

    Yep.
    Going to be a CRAZY summer season..you thought last summer was crazy. And the season is starting very early.

     

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