SitRep 5 | Airport Fire Containment Increases

Published 2/19/2022, Saturday, 1630 PT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

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.

Credit: CAL FIRE BDU

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.

INCIDENT COMMAND

Unified Command with CAL FIRE BDU and the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

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.

CLOSURES

The only road closure that remains is on Warm Springs Road, east of Hwy 395.

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