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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Affairs Officer: Lisa Cox
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(760) 873-2427 
www.fs.usda.gov/inyo
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Pizona Fire breaks on Inyo National Forest in Nevada


Bishop, Calif., June 26, 2024
— A wildfire was reported today at 4:17 p.m. on the Mono Lake Ranger District of Inyo National Forest, located east of Adobe Valley in the State of Nevada. Inyo National Forest’s helitack crew Helicopter 525 responded and initially sized it up at approximately 30 acres while other firefighters responded on the ground from both the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.

Named the Pizona Fire, H525 reported it shortly thereafter to be 50-100 acres with a moderate to rapid rate of spread and burning in juniper-sage vegetation, burning in a northeasterly direction primarily driven by wind.

By approximately 5:30 p.m. the fire was estimated to be 300 acres from the air, with a potential for thousands of acres.

“With limited to no road access to the fire’s edge, we are evaluating firefighter access and the best plan of attack to fight this fire,” said Todd McDivitt, Interagency Fire Chief 2 for Inyo National Forest. “We currently have air attack and a helicopter gathering intel while we order more resources to this incident.”

At this time, there are currently no resources at risk and no evacuations in place as it is an extremely remote location.

Breaking updates on this fire will be posted on the Inyo National Forest’s Facebook page, and news releases when possible:

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/
inyonf
Forest website:
www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/
inyo/alerts-notices

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