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Inyo Creek Fire

Unit Information

Inyo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
351 Pacu Lane
Bishop, CA 93514

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Inyo Creek Fire Update for June 29, 2021

Inyo Creek Fire Wildfire
News – 6/29/2021

Incident Start Date: 06/19/2021

Cause: Lightning

Size: 592 acres

Containment: 80%

Incident Type: Full Suppression

Vegetation Type: Brush and Timber

Agency: Inyo National Forest, U.S. Forest Service

Resources Assigned: Engines: 10 Helicopters: 4 Crews: 9 Water tenders: 5   Total Personnel: 330

Current Situation: Containment on the Inyo Creek Fire is now at 80 %. As fire suppression activities scale back, the area closures remain in effect due to forecasted thunderstorms moving through the area for the next several days and the continuation of the red flag warning that remains in effect through 8 p.m. this evening.

California Incident Management Team 13 Incident Commander Mike Wakoski would like to thank the community for its support of the firefighters and suppression efforts throughout the duration of this incident. The Inyo Creek Fire is transitioning back to a Type 3 Incident with Tomas Gonzales of Inyo National Forest moving into the Incident Commander role providing direction over remaining personnel assigned to the fire.

Evacuations for all residents of Whitney Portal Road North of Horseshoe Meadow Road, all the Whitney Portal and Lone Pine Campground are still in effect. The weather and conditions are being assessed daily to determine when these closed areas can safely re-open to the public.

Closures: The Whitney Portal Road is closed at Olivas Ranch Road. The forest continues to coordinate with the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office at the closure. At this time all hikers that have planned to exit the Mt. Whitney Trailhead should use a different exit point such as, the Cottonwood Pass Trailhead or Onion Valley. Forest Order No. 05-54-54-21-16 closing the Meysan Lake Trail and National Recreation Trail (NRT) from their respective trailheads to terminus points is now in effect.

Fire Restrictions remain in effect for the Inyo National Forest and Bishop Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Campfires are allowed only in developed campgrounds and recreation sites. A portable stove or lantern using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel may be used with a valid wilderness or California Campfire Permit in dispersed areas. No fireworks are ever allowed on the forest. Smoking is allowed within an enclosed vehicle, building, a developed recreation site, or in an area at least three feet in diameter cleared of flammable material.

For updates and maps, please visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7564/

Media Contact: Marc Peebles
marc_peebles@firenet.gov
Phone: (909) 855-4233