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Eastern Sierra News for July 21, 2024

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Affairs Officer: Lisa Cox
[email protected]
(760) 873-2427 
www.fs.usda.gov/inyo
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@InyoNF

Pizona Fire evening update June 27, 2024

Acreage: approximately 750           
Percent Containment: 0%
Current Resources: 120 total personnel (5 hand crews, 5 engines, 4 helicopters, 2 air tankers, 1 air attack, 2 water tenders, 20 overhead)
Resources at risk: powerlines and sage grouse habitat

Summary:

Today, the Pizona Fire located in Mineral County, Nevada, grew approximately 200 acres. However due to limited visibility from smoke, a more exact acreage could not be determined.

Air tankers and helicopters worked to drop retardant line around most of the fire’s perimeter, with the most active flank of the fire being on the east side.

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 is still currently located within the Inyo National Forest boundary, and has not yet reached the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest or Bureau of Land Management lands.

 

Preliminary operational map of the Pizona Fire, June 27, 2024

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

Updates on this fire will be posted to Inyo National Forest’s Facebook page and website:


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