The United States have seen a lot of wildfires ignited by lightning passing over their areas and California has been plagued by a few new fire stats like the DEXTER FIRE. This fire is burning in the former Clark and Springs Fires burn scars.

Photograph of smoke from the Dexter Fire taken from Highway 395.
Credit: USFS

This fire started on Monday, July 12th around 0935 hours PT and is located in the Bald Mountain area, north of Owen’s River Road and east of Hwy 395.

Fire is burning on the Inyo National Forest.

There are about 250 total personnel assigned under the Incident Commander (IC) Shoemaker.

About 1,400 acres of brush and timber have been scorched.


  • Big Springs campground
  • Bald Mountain Springs Campgrounds


  • North of Owens River Road
  • East of Hwy 395
  • West of Forest Road
  • south of Highway 120

Future fire operations are expected to use all available helicopters and air tankers to continue helping ground personnel with water and retardant to keep the fire progression from moving forward.

More of the same adverse weather include thunderstorms with strong erratic winds, high temps and low RH.

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