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avatar Fire Crews Respond to the Diaz Fire
June 21, 2017 07:30PM
Inyo National Forest fire crews are responding to the Diaz Fire, located along the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada southwest of Lone Pine, at approximately 9,000 feet in elevation. The fire is estimated to be five acres and is actively burning in steep, rugged terrain. It is burning in mixed conifer and mountain mahogany. There are currently no threats to life or property. However, it is highly visible from the Highway 395 near Lone Pine. Three engines, one crew and various other overhead resources are responding.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
avatar Diaz Fire Update
June 23, 2017 03:14PM
Fire Facts
  • Size: 9 acres
  • Containment: 0%
  • Fuel Type: Mixed conifer/ mountain mahogany/sage brush/ grass
  • Location: southwest of Lone Pine, CA in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at 9,000 ft.
  • Cause: Under investigation
  • Engines: 3
  • Crews: 4
  • Aircraft: 3 helicopters
  • Personnel: 138
The Diaz Fire did not show significant growth yesterday. Fire activity includes creeping and smoldering with occasional rollouts and torching. Fire growth is confined between two wet drainages. The fire is in steep and inaccessible terrain so crews yesterday scouted indirect firelines for containment. Today, they will begin this line construction. Their focus is on the eastern edge of the fire, where nearby communities west of Lone Pine are their primary concern in the event that that the fire should grow.

Warm, dry conditions remain in the forecast.
avatar Diaz Fire Update
June 25, 2017 12:12PM
The Diaz Fire continues show slow growth. Fire activity includes creeping and smoldering with occasional rollouts and torching. Fire growth is confined between two wet drainages. The fire is in steep and inaccessible terrain, eliminating the option for direct containment. Crews made excellent progress yesterday with indirect line construction and will continue that work today. Their focus is on the eastern edge of the fire, where nearby communities west of Lone Pine are their primary concern in the event that that the fire should grow.

Warm, dry conditions remain for the next few days and then a slight cooling pattern is in the forecast.
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