As of 4:30pm the Marina Fire is still burning. The US Forest Service is reporting that it has burned an estimated 350 acres. The Tioga Lodge has been evacuated, and Lee Vining is still under an evacuation advisory. Firefighters have made great progress, but winds seem to be shifting and stoking the fire along the north edge.
Firefighters continue to fight the fire both on the ground and with helicopters and air tankers.
Hwy 395 remains closed between the north junction of State Route 120 to four miles south of the junction of State Route 167 with occasional escorts through the fire area as safety permits, though we don’t recommend depending on that possibility. Motorists should be extra vigilant for fallen and falling rocks when driving the adjacent stretch of Hwy 395 along Mono Lake as the loss of vegetation can destabilize slopes, and heavier-than-normal rockfall has already been observed.
- For updated detailed information on the fire, see InciWeb
- For general fire updates, see Mono County Sheriff on Facebook
- To check the official Caltrans highway information, see Caltrans road information
- The Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore in Lee Vining will be open as long as there is no evacuation notice, and has updated information as well.