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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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Whitney Portal Damage Assessments Underway | Area Closed Until Further Notice

Mt. Whitney area, (above Lone Pine), CA, June 25, 2020 – On June 24 at 10:40 am a 5.8 earthquake centered approximately 12 miles from Lone Pine, CA triggered several high-altitude rock-slides. The most significant slide occurred south of the main parking area at Whitney Portal. At this time, there are no reported injuries or […]

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