Fire Crews Respond to Georges Fire

Contact(s): Deb Schweizer, Public Affairs Officer, 760-873-2427

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Fire Crews Respond to Georges Fire

Fire crews are responding to the Georges Fire, located west of Highway 395 between Georges and Hogback Creeks northwest of Lone Pine. The fire is estimated to be 150 acres and is burning in sage brush.

Numerous crews from the forest, BLM, CALFIRE, and local fire departments are responding. Gusty winds and inaccessible terrain are concerns for response.

The Hogback and Whitney Portal Roads are closed to uphill traffic at this time. Please avoid the fire response area.

The cause of the fire is under investigation; although substantial lightning activity has been observed in the area.