The Georges Fire has grown to 750 acres and is 0% contained. The Inyo National Forest, CALFIRE, and Inyo County Sherriff are in Unified Command for this fire.
Fire growth is to the north and west, driven by winds. The fire is north of Lone Pine, west of Manzanar National Historic Site, and south of Bairs Creek. Erratic and gusty winds continue to hamper fire suppression efforts. Numerous crews from the Inyo National Forest, BLM, CALFIRE, and local fire departments are responding. Aircraft is assisting as conditions allow. There are nine crews, 14 engines, two dozers, four air tankers and a very large air tanker (VLAT) assigned to the incident and additional resources are ordered and en route. The Hogback and Whitney Portal Roads are closed to uphill traffic at this time. There are no evacuations in place at this time. Please avoid the fire response area. The cause of the fire is under investigation; although substantial lightning activity has been observed in the area.