27 Jul 2010, 10:51am
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Mono Fire

Location: 5 mi SE of Lee Vining, Mono Co. CA
Specific Location: between US 395 and the Mono Craters, south of Highway 120E.

Date of Origin: 07/26/2010
Cause: under investigation

Situation as of 07/29/2010 6:00 pm
Personnel: 126
Size: 1,205 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Highway 120 E re-opened. Fire 100% contained. Progress on mop up in both Div A and Z. Fire will be transitioned to Type 4 tomorrow 7/30 at 0800


Situation as of 07/27/2010 4:00 pm
Personnel: 256
Size: 1,000 acres
Percent Contained: 20%

De-energized the power lines. Hwy 120 east remains closed. Erratic gusty winds causing control problems.


Situation as of 07/27/2010 10:30 am
Personnel: 113
Size: 900 acres
Percent Contained: 5%

Hwy 120E is now closed as are the day use areas at South Tufa and Navy Beach on the shores of Mono Lake. The fire is currently 900 acres. A burn-out operation was performed this morning from Highway 120E to control the N flank of the fire.

Primarily sagebrush with some scattered Jeffrey Pine.



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