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Eastern Sierra News for July 21, 2024





Public Affairs Officer: Lisa Cox

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Pizona Fire daily update June 28, 2024

***Updates for the Pizona Fire will now be once daily, with breaking info posted to the
newly-launched Inciweb page: ***

 Acreage: 2,002           Percent Containment: 10%

Current Resources: 188 total personnel (5 hand crews, 3 engines, 4 helicopters, 2 type 1 air tankers, 2 air attack, 1 lead plane, 2 water tender, 20 overhead)


Since last night, the Pizona Fire located in the Adobe Hills of Mineral County, Nevada, grew several hundred acres to 2,002 acres. The fire continues to push northeast in pinyon-juniper and sagebrush vegetation, and has just run into the 2003 Sagehen Fire burn scar.

Air tankers and helicopters will continue with dropping retardant line to reinforce perimeter lines, assisting ground crews and smokejumpers encountering access challenges in extremely rough and inaccessible terrain. Despite this, firefighters have managed to construct hand line approximately one-half of the way up both the left and right flanks of the fire, gaining 10% containment.

The northeast side of the fire continues to be the most active area, where two new hand crews were inserted today.

Today’s forecast will include temperatures in the mid-80s and a continuing dry pattern with some overnight humidity recoveries around 30%. Tomorrow, temperatures will increase slightly with winds becoming breezier, gusting up to 20 mph.

No bulldozers have been ordered for this incident due to the logistics and inaccessibility of the roadways, in addition to the potential for cultural resource impacts.

The fire has now reached onto lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management – Carson City District, and is expected to reach Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest land today.

The fire was determined to be caused by lightning. There are some abandoned structures nearby, however no structures are threatened and no evacuations are in place.


Pizona Fire on June 27, 2024 at 5 p.m. from south of Lee Vining, CA

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