Indian Fire

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Indian Fire

INCIDENT UPDATED 8/31/2017

Approximate Location

36.257 latitude, -118.296 longitude

Incident Overview

Smoke from fire burning in steep terrain.

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There is direct and indirect handline around the entire perimeter of the fire. Pumps and hoselays are in place to continue securing handlines and protect nearby cabins in Long Canyon and Ninemile Creeks if needed. Mop-up operations continue on hot spots on the interior of the fire to further secure the handline.

Crews have begun fire suppression rehabilitation to mitigate or eliminate environmental resource impacts caused by the fire suppression effort and rehab the area to as natural conditions as possible.

Firefighter safety is the top priority. Snags (standing dead trees), heavy surface fuel loading, decadent brush and rugged terrain remain a substantial safety concern. Crews are also being supported by US Forest Service pack stock. There is currently no threat to life or property.

The horse coral at the Black Rock Trailhead is currently full, which is being used by the U.S. Forest Service pack stock.

The forest has ordered a closure of the following trails due to the fire and the substantial hazard created by falling snags:

· Casa Vieja to Redrock Meadows via Jordan Hot Springs

· Casa Vieja to Redrock Meadows via Lost Trout Creek (Beer Keg Meadow)

· Redrock Meadows to Templeton Cow Camp

· Redrock Meadows to Little Whitney Meadow


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginWednesday August 02nd, 2017 approx. 06:00 PM
LocationNorth of Jordan Hot Springs
Incident CommanderLance Rosen

Current Situation

Size2,295 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Whitethorn and Jeffrey pine

Significant Events

Trail Closure

Outlook

Remarks

Burning in 2002 McNally Fire footprint. Snags are a substantial safety concern.

Unit Information

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Inyo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
351 Pacu Lane
Suite 200
Bishop, CA 93514
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Incident Contacts

Deb Schweizer
Email: debraaschweizer@fs.fed.us
Phone: 760-873-2427
Hours: M-F- 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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