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Hot Creek Fire

Unit Information

Inyo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Bishop, CA 93514

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This incident is no longer being updated.

The Hot Creek Fire is burning near Hot Creek, east of the Mammoth Lakes Airport. This fire has been determined to be on Bureau of Land Management, Bishop Field Office and Inyo National Forest land.

It has been determined to be lightning-caused.

Fire activity is minimal with dozer and handline completed. Crews continue mopping up; the process of cooling hot spots with water within the fire perimeter. Crews start near the edge of the fire and work interior (if safe) to find areas such as stumps or logs that may retain heat. This is a slow, deliberate process to help contain the fire.

As of 6:00 pm tonight, the road closures (Owens River Road between Big Springs Campground and Cashbaugh Ranch, Antelope Springs Road (3S05) between Cashbaugh Ranch and Antelope Springs) will be lifted.

At 6:00 pm tonight, the evacuation advisors will be lifted. This includes the Big Springs Campground, Inaja Ranch, and the Arcularius Ranch.

Fire crews remain in the area, so please drive slowly for your and their safety.

Thanks to the response from numerous local agencies including Bureau of Land Management, Cal Fire, Mono County Sheriff, and numerous local fire agencies.

The next update will be when there is something significant to report.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday July 31st, 2018 approx. 02:00 PM
Location8 miles northeast of the Town of Mammoth Lakes
Incident CommanderGabe Gamino - ICT4
Incident DescriptionThe Hot Creek Fire Is Located Near Hot Creek, East Of The Mammoth Lakes Airport. This Fire Has Been Determined To Be On Bureau Of Land Management, Bishop Field Office And Inyo National Forest Land. Crews Have Begun Rehabilitating The Constructed Fireline.
Coordinates37.697 latitude, -118.825 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel103
Size436 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday August 04th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Brush (2 feet)



Rapid initial attack operations were successful.

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Hot Creek fire update News - 8/1/2018

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