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Ever wonder how the red fire retardant used on wildfires works? INF explains

While we are all accustomed to seeing helicopters taking water from lakes and streams during fire operations, they can also be used to apply fire retardant, says the Inyo National Forest in a press release. On the Inyo Creek Fire, 106,000 gallons of retardant was applied via helicopter to the fire. This is the same […]

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Please release me…let me go: All road closures and evacuations order lifted from Inyo Creek Fire

The Forest Service has announce that effective yesterday, June 30, 2021, in consultation with the National Weather Service and Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, evacuation orders and road closures that were in place due to the Inyo Creek Fire will be lifted today June 30 at 6 pm. Lone Pine Campground Remains Closed Lone Pine Campground will […]

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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 […]

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Thunderstorms keeping Lone Pine Campground and Whitney Portal Road Closed

7pm: 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 […]

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Inyo Creek Fire Update for June 27, 2021

Here’s the latest Information on the Inyo Creek Fire for June 27, 2021 @7:00pm Steady progress being made toward containment jumping from 35% to 50% to now 70% in over the past three days. Evacuation orders still in effect for most residents affect by fire fighting efforts. Incident Start Date: 06/19/2021 Cause: Lightning Size: 647 […]

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Update 6/23 AM: Inyo Creek Fire Outside Lone Pine Continues Burning | Concern centers on Whitney Portal

Update on Thursday, June [email protected]: The Incident Management Team is reporting the fire as 25% contained, holding at 586 acres going into this evening. Lateral movement of the Inyo Creek Fire continues to be held. Firefighters continued to build containment lines in very steep and rugged terrain, which is the primary factor why the containment […]

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Trying Again: Whitney Portal vehicle retrieval opportunity on Thursday, June 24

Well, the first effort to retrieve vehicles abandoned at Whitney Portal had to be  cancelled because the Inyo Creek Fire flared up and it just wasn’t safe to allow anyone go up to Portal. So, authorities are giving it another shot. On Thursday June 24 at 8 a.m. the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and California […]

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Updates: Lightning starts Inyo Creek Fire Near Mt. Whitney

Update for Monday, June 21 @10am: #InyoCreekFire is at 50 acres, no containment yet. Minimal fire activity overnight. Winds are expected to increase across the area later today. Almost all of this fire is being fought from the air due to rugged terrain. Update for Sunday, June 20 @7:33:02pm: InciWeb–50 acres and 0% contained. Update for […]

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