Bishop Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
Bishop, CA 93514
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday November 17th, 2020 approx. 12:15 PM|
|Location||Coleville, California in Mono County|
|Incident Commander||Bureau of Land Management|
|Coordinates||38.515 latitude, -119.465 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||70%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday November 30th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM|
Grass, sagebrush and pinyon-juniper
Fire activity is minimal with some smoldering in isolated stump holes.
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.
All evacuations and road closures were lifted today. Areas around the fire perimeter have been re-populated.
A weak passing cold front will bring an uptick in west winds tonight and early Monday before diminishing tomorrow afternoon. Expect 6-8 mph with some gusts to 15mph over the higher ridges. The
warmer temperatures noted today over the fire will return to
seasonal norms tomorrow with highs in the upper 40s and lows in
the upper 20s Monday morning. Expect good overnight relative humidity recovery tonight near 80% with slightly higher relative humidity minimums tomorrow around 45%. Tuesday's weather looks seasonally tranquil before the next area of low pressure approaches on Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day with some potential weather impacts.