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avatar Firefighters Respond to 150-Acre Walker Fire
August 15, 2015 12:07PM
The Walker Fire, located north of Walker Lake, started yesterday evening and is estimated to be 150 acres. Approximately 20 structures are threatened and have been evacuated near Walker Lake.

Walker Lake is a popular recreation area for fishing and hiking. It is located west of June Lake, on the north end of the June Lake Loop, and is accessed by a dirt road 1N17. This road is closed at this time for fire response and public safety. The trail to Mono Pass (trailhead is at Walker Lake) is also closed at this time for public safety.

The fire is burning is mixed conifer, mahogany, and brush. Critical sage grouse habitat is also threatened. Visitors and residents should expect to see smoke today from the June Lake area and along Highway 395.

Approximately 150 firefighters are on scene. Numerous resources from Mono County, local fire departments, the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, BLM Bishop Field Office, and the Mono County Sheriff’s Office are assisting.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Re: Firefighters Respond to 150-Acre Walker Fire
August 16, 2015 06:36AM
So sad. Here are a couple of photos from that area, including one looking down on Walker Lake. The other is Lower Sardine Lake, further up the trail towards the Yosemite boundary.








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avatar Re: Firefighters Respond to 150-Acre Walker Fire
August 16, 2015 07:22AM
The Tioga Pass Road is apparently closed from 395 to Blue Slide.

Mono Lake Committee's post on the closure.
avatar Re: Firefighters Respond to 150-Acre Walker Fire
August 19, 2015 06:58AM
It looked nasty... from McCabe area... last Saturday...
20 Lakes Basin looked like it was yummy...



North Peak on bg right...

Z Ol Stick N Fedders owner hiking der... back towards Upper McCabe



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avatar Re: Firefighters Respond to 150-Acre Walker Fire
August 21, 2015 07:30AM
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