Published 2/19/2022, Saturday, 1630 PT
A wildfire is burning on Airport Road and East Line Street, east of Bishop (Inyo County), California,
The fire ignited from an unknown cause on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, around 1240 hours PT.
CURRENT FIRE STATUS
The fire is currently holding at 4,136 acres and crews have successfully increased to a 50% containment status. Our last report on Thursday stated crews had reached a 20% containment status. This is a great improvement by ground and aviation resources.
Today, firefighters are mopping up and reinforcing containment lines throughout the day and night in preparation for anticipated future weather changes that could impact fire behavior.
Resources have decreased as containment increases. At the time of this post, CAL FIRE states there are 51 engines, 8 water tenders, 3 helicopters, 16 hand crews, 7 dozers, 48 overhead personnel, and 680 total personnel. All aircraft have been released from this incident.
No injuries to firefighters or civilians have been reported.
Unified Command with CAL FIRE BDU and the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office.
Incident Cooperators include Bishop FPD, Independence FPD, Lone Pine FPD, Cal Trans District 9, Big Pine FD, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Inyo National Forest Service, Inyo County Emergency Response, and Administrators, BLM, Mono County FD, Mammoth Lakes Fire, CDD and CHP.
The only road closure that remains is on Warm Springs Road, east of Hwy 395.
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