Owens, Hot Creek Fire Update

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Owens, Hot Creek Fire Update

The Owens Fire is estimated to be 312 acres and 80% contained. It is located along the Owens River Road, which is east of Hwy. 395 in the June Lake area. Last night crews made excellent progress getting initial containment with dozers and crews. Today, they will continue to improve this line and begin mop operations along the edge.

 

The Owens River Road is closed between Big Springs Campground and Cashbaugh Ranch. There is an evacuation advisory for Big Springs Campground, Inaja Ranch, and the Arcularius Ranch.

 

The Hot Creek Fire is burning near Hot Creek, east of the Mammoth Lakes Airport. It is estimated to be 436 acres at 80% contained. Crews were also able to get initial containment line around the fire, which they will improve today and begin mop-up.

 

The Antelope Springs Road (3S05) is closed between Cashbaugh Ranch and Antelope Springs.

 

Please avoid the fire areas so the firefighters can safely respond to the fire.

 

Both fires are highly visible from Hwy. 395. Weather remains hot and dry with the potential for thunderstorms in the afternoon.

 

Response is from numerous local agencies including Bureau of Land Management, Cal Fire, Mono County Sheriff, and numerous local fire agencies

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