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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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Did you have to leave your vehicle at Whitney Portal? Vehicle retrieval opportunity on June 22

BISHOP, Calif June 21, 2021 – On Tuesday June 22 at 8 a.m. there will be an opportunity for those who have a vehicle parked at Whitney Portal to retrieve it. This opportunity is dependent upon favorable fire behavior and may be cancelled if conditions become unsafe. Those who wish to retrieve a vehicle parked […]

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Missing Hiker on Mt. Whitney Found Deceased by Inyo County Search and Rescue

INYO COUNTY, CA, APRIL 21, 2021 – According to the press release today from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Saulo Sifuentes Escalante, a 36-year-old man from Conroe, Texas, arrived at Whitney Portal on Thursday April 15 with the  intention of hiking Mt Whitney as a day climb. Three days later on Sunday, April 18, the […]

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Friday update: ‘Complexity of (Georges) fire has diminished’

Georges Fire Morning Update Lone Pine, CA, July 13, 2018 – The Georges Fire (lightning-caused) is currently at 2,883 acres and is 42% contained. The incident transitioned out of Unified Command. The fire is being managed by SoCal Team 3, a Type 2 incident management team (assigned to the Inyo National Forest). The complexity of […]

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Whitney Portal Road Reconstruction information

US Forest Service press release The Whitney Portal Road Reconstruction is planned for the 2016 season under a funding request from Inyo County. The road will be re-paved and needs significant repairs for safety. The project begins just west of Lone Pine and ends just east of Whitney Portal. Whitney Portal is the most popular […]

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