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Mountain View Fire

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

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Email: smshaw@blm.gov
Phone: 661-448-7621
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

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11/23/2020 Final Mountain View Fire Update, November 23 2020
 MOUNTAIN VIEW FIRE         NOVEMBER 23, 2020 UPDATE  Email:  smshaw@blm.gov     Twitter: @MonoSheriffs @BLMca     Phone:  661-448-7621                           ...
News - 11/23/2020
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The Mountain View fire is 70% contained at 20,385 acres.  Containment line has been secured around 70% of the fire perimeter; the remaining 30% is under snow.  Fire activity is minimal and confined to “ground fire”.  This means that stumpholes and underground roots are the only fuels actively burning.  Snow melt is aiding in extinguishing these materials.  Generally there are not enough surface fuels to support fire spread.  The remaining visible smokes are from individual burning pinyon trees well within the secured fire perimeter.

California Fire Management Team 11 will return management of the Mountain View fire to the hosting agencies:  Bureau of Land Management, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and Antelope Valley Fire Department today at 8 PM.  Mountain View firefighters will return home tomorrow.

Evacuations were lifted yesterday morning for remaining Antelope Valley residents.  Mono County will be updating the following website with recovery resources available to affected residents.  Please refer to it for current announcements of help and support:https://mountainviewfire.monocounty.ca.gov/

The Mono County Public Information office is also managing a Facebook page with information and resources for Antelope Valley residents impacted by the Mountain View Fire.  It is linked to the webpage above: https://www.facebook.com/Mountain-View-Fire-Resources-and-Recovery-103809508226400 Note that bottled water is available for affected residents at the Walker General Store and Meadow Cliff Lodge.    

Unless significant changes occur, this will be the final update for the Mountain View Fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginTuesday November 17th, 2020 approx. 12:15 PM
LocationColeville, California in Mono County
Incident CommanderBureau of Land Management
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates38.515 latitude, -119.465 longitude

Current Situation

Size20,385 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained70%
Estimated Containment DateMonday November 30th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Grass, sagebrush and pinyon-juniper

Significant Events

Fire activity is minimal with some smoldering in isolated stump holes.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Patrol established control lines.

Projected Incident Activity

For the next 12 hours: Mainly smoldering where heat exists in stump holes, and heavy downed material within containment lines.

Remarks

This is the final 209 update unless some significant activity occurs. Fire management has been returned to the respective agencies: Antelope Valley Fire Department, Bureau of Land Management and the Humboldt-Toiyobe National Forest.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Some breezy northwest winds are possible over portions of the fire

footprint today as a low pressure area exits to the east. Otherwise,

seasonal temperatures in the upper 40s with lows in the upper 20s

with good humidity recovery is expected for the remainder of today with mostly light, terrain-driven winds overnight. Tranquil weather is expected on Tuesday with seasonal temperatures and light winds before the next trough approaches the region on Wednesday for increasing southwest winds and cooler temperatures.