The Lost Fire, located west of the Reds Meadow Valley in the John Muir Wilderness, is 50 acres and 90% contained.
Fire crews have made excellent progress constructing fireline to contain the fire in steep terrain and heavy fuels. Crews have containment line around the fire, although crews will continue to improve these lines. They are being supported by two helicopters completing water drops.
There is currently no threat to life or property. There are no closures at this time, including nearby trails. Smoke is visible from Mammoth Mountain (including from their summit webcam). Smoke is diminishing with containment.
The Inyo Hotshots, Crane Valley Hotshots, Inyo’s Crew 2, and two helicopters are assigned to the fire, which is a lightning-caused from the storm system that passed through the area on October 2.