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Springs Fire

Unit Information

Inyo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
351 Pacu Lane
Bishop, CA 93514

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This incident is no longer being updated.

Map of the Springs Fire as of September 4, 2019. This map also shows previous non-active fires for reference.Image options: [ Full Size ]


This will be the final update for the Springs Fire unless significant activity occurs. Starting Monday morning, September 9, the Springs Fire Type 3 incident management organization will be fully transitioned to a Type 4 incident management organization.

Due to hard work and dedication of the interagency firefighters and the percentage of containment, crews have been released from the Springs Fire. Firefighters will remain on the Springs Fire to continue patrolling the area, while suppression and repair crews make progress within the burned perimeter of the fire.

Strategic tactical firing operations were implemented in containment efforts on this fire creating low intensity fire effects. This should reduce the risk of a larger, longer-lasting, more severe wildfire in the future. Having recent fire history in place will make it safer for firefighters, when unwanted wildfires occur on the landscape.

Road and trail closures will remain in effect for the Springs Fire. Please observe all signage for your safety as post-wildfire areas are still dangerous. For further area, trail, and road closures information please visit our Inciweb site, or Facebook site,

Firefighters and staff thank the community for their support during these firefighting efforts.

Drones Near Fires Are Dangerous: Remember, flying a drone near a fire is breaking the law. If you fly, we can’t.

R.A.W.S: Fire managers utilize Remote Automated Weather Stations located close to the fire to receive more accurate weather readings. With more accurate weather readings, firefighters can better plan future strategies and tactics.

Managing the land: Low-intensity fires create fire resilient landscapes that are more sustainable. Healthy, fire-resilient forests are less prone to large devastating wildfires, promote wildlife habitat, and help fight invasive species.

Community Meeting Questions Synopsis: After the presentations, fire managers responded to questions from the audience. The synopsis of those questions and their answers are at:

Area Smoke Outlook: The latest daily air quality forecasts and site by site details can be found at-

Road Closure Order: Forest Order No. 05-04-50-19-09 is in effect for some roads leading into the Springs Fire to provide for public and firefighter safety. See Exhibit B of the Forest Order for a description of the exact closure area, or the provided closure map here:

Fire Prevention Message: Please remember, that one less spark means one less wildfire.

Hunter Information: There is a partial hunting closure in the fire area for Hunting Area X9a. View the map for more detail:

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday July 26th, 2019 approx. 04:00 PM
Location13 miles SE of Lee Vining, CA
Coordinates37.826 latitude, -118.872 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
Size4,840 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory), Brush (2 feet)


Planned Actions