Bishop Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
Bishop, CA 93514
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.
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:
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday June 26th, 2020 approx. 10:15 AM|
|Location||Approximately 15 miles east of Bridgeport in Mono County.|
|Incident Commander||Bureau of Land Management|
|Incident Description||Fire Burned In A Remote Location South Of The Ca/nv State Line With Limited Access, Extremely Rocky And Narrow Roads.|
|Coordinates||38.268 latitude, -118.965 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday July 01st, 2020 approx. 06:00 PM|
Sagebrush and bitterbrush (2 feet) were the primary fuels, mixed with short grass (1 foot)
Management of the fire has transitioned to a Type 5 IC.
The fire is now in patrol status. Crews have kept the fire within the containment line around the perimeter. No increase in acreage expected.
More accurate information and improved mapping led to a reduction in the size of acreage of the fire, previously reported.
High winds and hot temperatures continue in the area of the fire.