Owens River FireSeptember 18th, 2016 by Gabrielle, Project Specialist
Just over a month since the Clark Fire, another fire has erupted in the area.
The Owens River Fire is burning north of and along Owens River Road and east of Highway 395 near Clark Canyon. The fire was detected yesterday afternoon and is thought to be human-caused. As of this morning the fire is about 4,500 acres and 10% contained; the Big Springs Campground, Clark Canyon, and surrounding ranches have been evacuated. Heavy smoke is affecting Lee Vining, June Lake, Mammoth Lakes, and Bishop and the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution District has issued a level 1 & 2 smoke alert for Mammoth Lakes.
Hot and dry weather conditions are expected today with winds increasing later in the week. Extreme fire conditions continue and expanded fire restrictions are still in effect for all of the Inyo National Forest.
Thank you to all of the firefighters working hard to contain this fire and keep the public safe.
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