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Glacier Fire

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

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Dexter, Glacier and Lightning Fires update July 21

Glacier Fire Wildfire
News – 7/21/2021

Dexter Fire - Management of the Dexter Fire has transitioned back to the forest as a Type 4 incident. There has been no change in the acreage or containment and the fire area closure remains in place. Crews continue mop-up and suppression repair activities. Closure information, maps, photos and updates are posted on InciWeb at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7656/.

Glacier Fire - The Glacier Fire is now 95% contained and remains 49 acres. No closures are in effect. A hotshot crew continues improving and strengthening containment lines and finding and extinguishing hotspots. Updates for the Glacier Fire are posted on InciWeb at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7668/.

Lightning Fires - The two small fires that were reported near Volcano Meadow and Templeton Mountain in the Golden Trout Wilderness have shown no signs of growth. A third was reported this morning near Summit Meadow near the Olancha Pass Trail. A crew will be making their way into the Summit Fire to start building containment lines with helicopter support as needed. Updates will be posted on Facebook www.facebook.com/inyonf and Twitter pages: https://twitter.com/Inyo_NF. If any one of these fires grows larger in size, a separate InciWeb page will be created.

Reconnaissance flights continue as needed to check for new lightning-caused fires following the last round of thunderstorms. As the area warms and dries new fires may be discovered. These lightning holdovers can be discovered up to a week after a storm. Thunderstorms are in the forecast again for Sunday and Monday, July 25-26,

Smoke from wildfires in neighboring forests is drifting into the Eastern Sierra. When you smell wildfire smoke, the best way to prevent breathing harmful particles is to stay indoors with windows & doors shut and AC set to recirculate. Also, HEPA-rated air cleaners can reduce indoor particulate matter by 90%. For more information on keeping yourself and family members safe from wildfire smoke, please visit https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/protecting-yourself-wildfire-smoke. For current wildfire locations, smoke drift and air quality information, visit: https://fire.airnow.gov/.

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. Smoking is only allowed within an enclosed vehicle, building, a developed recreation site, or in an area at least three feet in diameter cleared of flammable material.

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