Owens River Fire update: Monday morningSeptember 19th, 2016 by Gabrielle, Project Specialist
The Owens River Fire has grown to 6,000 acres and is now 20% contained. Four uninhabited outbuildings have been destroyed.
Firefighters are working hard to protect additional structures and contain spot fires along the western flank. Today’s weather remains hot and dry with a chance of increased wind from the southwest. The Big Springs Campground and Clark Canyon are still closed as well as Owens River Road and the Whitmore Springs Roads; officials ask that you avoid Bald Mountain Road as well, to ensure the safety of fire crews and yourself. Smoke continues to be visible from Bishop to Lee Vining. There are nine hand crews, 48 engines, three air tankers, seven helicopters, three dozers, six water tenders, and 483 people assigned to the incident.
Thank you again to all the men and women working to contain this fire!