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Walker Fire update: Potential evacuation alert for Lee Vining is lifted

August 20th, 2015 by Elin, Communications Coordinator
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Great news from the agencies fighting the Walker Fire today—the CodeRed Emergency Alert for Lee Vining has been lifted, which means there will not be evacuations! This applies to everything north of the Double Eagle Resort & Spa in June Lake, including the Silver Lake and Grant Lake areas. However, campgrounds in lower Lee Vining Canyon will remain closed through the weekend.

We are immensely grateful to the firefighters and agency personnel who arrived in Lee Vining quickly after the fire started, jumped right on it, fought it tirelessly, and who continue to put out spot fires and work towards full containment. In light of yesterday’s news of the three firefighters who lost their lives in northern Washington, we hope more than ever that everyone stays safe.

The current Walker Fire perimeter. Map courtesy of the Inyo National Forest.

The current Walker Fire perimeter. Map courtesy of the Inyo National Forest.

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One Response to “Walker Fire update: Potential evacuation alert for Lee Vining is lifted”

  1. avatar Jeff Says:

    I am so proud and thankful for our firefighters. This was the first time in my life where something I truly cared about was threatened. I grew up in Lee Vining, camping in the canyon and socializing in town. Every summer was spent there with my grandpa and that tradition has continued even after he was gone. I truly love this place and thank you for risking your life to save it!