Incident Summary | The Pleasant Fire has been burning for the last six days when it ignited on February 18, 2018 around 1412 hours PST from an unknown cause. The fire broke out on the Pleasant Valley Dam Road and Hwy 395, which is located north of Bishop, California.
Command | Unified Command is made up of CAL FIRE – San Bernardino Unit, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and CHP.
Resources | Most fire resources have been released from this incident from yesterday’s 313 personnel to only 39 that remain engaged. Fire engines were reduced from 14 to three but 16 fire crews still remain. Both bulldozers have been released.
Incident Cooperators | CAL Fire – SBU, Inyo USFS, CHP, CDC, CAL TRANS, Inyo Co SO, Mono Co SO, Paradise FD, DWP, Mammoth Fire, Bishop Fire, Big Pine Fire, Independence Fire, Lone Pine Fire, Long Valley Fire, Wheeler Crest Fire, Red Cross and Edison.
Fire Recap | Suppression efforts were originally hampered from winds but after a high number of resources and equipment brought in, crews were able to knock down the fire. There has been 2,070 acres burned and crews have reached a 95% containment status.
Evacuation Shelters | Evacuation centers for displaced persons and their animals is still open at the Bishop Tri-County Fairgrounds. Their address is 1234 Fair Street, Bishop, CA 93514. Phone is 760.873.3588.
Damage Assessment | There have been no homes reported as damaged or destroyed, nor any injuries to civilians or fire crews as being reported reported. The cost-to-date has reached an all-time high of $1.6 Million.
Photo Credit(s) | CAL FIRE.
Social Media | We are using hashtags #PleasantFire #CAwildfire
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