Springs fire update 8/12/19

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Springs fire update 8/12/19

Current Situation: The Inyo National Forest Type 3 Incident Management Organization is managing the Springs Fire. Fire management have based strategic and tactical decision making on historical and scientific data for the purpose of managing for multiple objectives including protection, suppression and resource benefit. Firefighters continued with holding and mop-up operations through the day. Crews assigned to night shift continued with tactical firing operations, for a total fire growth of 268 acres over the past few days. This continues to provide more depth to the control line securing the established anchor point. Minimal growth occurred on Sunday due to Easterly winds throughout day. Early morning light smoke/haze is also likely to spread west toward the Big Sand Flat area and possibly as far south as the Bishop/Owens Valley. Afternoon winds will spread towards the Benton/Hammil Valley area. Updates will now be sent out every 3 days due to minimal changes in fire activity. The Who’s Who of the Incident Management Organization: Resource Advisors or “READs” are a group of individuals who work with the Incident Command Organization and fireline personnel to minimize the impacts of fire, fire management activities, and post-fire conditions to natural and cultural resources. One of the natural resources on the Springs Fire that is being managed and monitored by READs is a family of nesting Goshawks with hatchlings near the fire location. READS will continue to inform incident personnel as to the progress of the nesting Goss Hawks until they have fledged and left the nest. READs on the Springs fire are also managing other areas of natural interest to the local endangered flora and fauna, such as Milk Vetch and the Mono Mountain Lupin. READs will record and advise the best course of action to minimize impact to these indigenous plants. READs will also protect and record locations of any important cultural resources that could be located within vicinity of the fires path. They are critical as the starting point for identifying needs related to the repair of fire suppression impacts, Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) and Burned Area Rehabilitation (BAR). Closure Order: Forest Order No. 05-04-50-19-09 is effective beginning August 9, 2019 for some roads leading into the Springs fire to provide for public and firefighter safety. See Exhibit B of the Forest Order for a description of the exact closure area, or the provided closure map here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/6477/ For the latest information try these sources:
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6477/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/inyonf
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