The Lost Fire is located west of the Reds Meadow Valley in the John Muir Wilderness.
Crews are suppressing the fire. The fire is burning within the perimeter of the 1992 Rainbow Fire and is consuming dead and down fuels from that fire. It is burning in brush and mixed conifer forest. The sun-exposed areas within the Rainbow Fire perimeter are allowing the fuels to dry. However, the cold, shorter days are moderating fire activity.
There is currently no threat to life or property. There are no closures at this time, including nearby trails. Smoke is visible from Mammoth Mountain (including from their summit webcam). Smoke may be visible in Mammoth Lakes and June Lake.
The Lost Fire is a lightning-caused fire from the storm system that passed through the area on October 2. This fire is a “sleeper” or “hold-over” fire that was detected when activity picked up with drier and warmer conditions.
|Current as of|
|Location||West of the Reds Meadow Valley|
|Coordinates||37.622 latitude, -119.101 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|