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Aurora Fire

Unit Information

Bishop Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
California
Bishop, CA 93514

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Incident Contact

Serena Baker
Email: sbaker@blm.gov
Phone: 916-941-3146

Map of the perimeter of the Aurora FireImage options: [ Full Size ]

This will be the last update for the Aurora Fire, as crews have been able to keep it within the containment line around the perimeter and the fire is now in patrol status. Roughly 280 acres have burned of dense sagebrush, bitterbrush and short grass, south of the California/Nevada State Line. The fire was in a remote location approximately 15 miles east of Bridgeport in the Dry Lake Plateau, northeast of the Bodie State Historic Park in Mono County. Containment is estimated at 100%. Access is limited with extremely rocky and narrow roads.  

Management of the fire has transitioned to a Type 5 Incident Command Team. 

Weather: High winds and hot temperatures continue in the area of the fire. See Reno weather: www.weather.gov/rev/ and NWS Zones: www.wrh.noaa.gov/fire2/?wfo=sto

The Aurora Fire started at 10:12 a.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020. Cause is lightning/natural. The fire is within the Bureau of Land Management Direct Protection Area. 


Hilltop cameras near the fire:

TV Hill: http://www.alertwildfire.org/blmnv/index.html?camera=Axis-TVHill.

Queen Bee: http://www.alertwildfire.org/blmnv/index.html?camera=Axis-QueenBee.  


Reminder: Public lands managed by the Bishop Field Office are currently under seasonal fire restrictions: www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-bishop-field-office-issues-seasonal-fire-restrictions-0.  An interactive map reflecting fire restrictions throughout BLM California is available at go.usa.gov/xmUEG

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginFriday June 26th, 2020 approx. 10:15 AM
LocationApproximately 15 miles east of Bridgeport in Mono County.
Incident CommanderBureau of Land Management
Incident DescriptionFire Burned In A Remote Location South Of The Ca/nv State Line With Limited Access, Extremely Rocky And Narrow Roads.
Coordinates38.268 latitude, -118.965 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel21
Size280 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday July 01st, 2020 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Sagebrush and bitterbrush (2 feet) were the primary fuels, mixed with short grass (1 foot)

Significant Events

Management of the fire has transitioned to a Type 5 IC.

Outlook

Planned Actions

The fire is now in patrol status. Crews have kept the fire within the containment line around the perimeter. No increase in acreage expected.

Remarks

More accurate information and improved mapping led to a reduction in the size of acreage of the fire, previously reported.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

High winds and hot temperatures continue in the area of the fire.