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avatar Fire Crews Respond to the Slinkard Fire
August 30, 2017 02:48PM


TOPAZ, Calif. - Fire crews are responding to the Slinkard Fire, located in the Slinkard Valley, west of Topaz and south of Hwy 89 in Mono County, California. This appears to be a lightning-caused fire. The fire is estimated to be 950 acres this morning and is 0% contained. The fire is burning in cheat grass, sagebrush and pinyon/juniper. The fire burned throughout the night, under the influence of slope and wind. Crews are focusing their efforts on the eastern flank, closest to Topaz. There are no evacuations in place at this time.

For public safety, Hwy 89 is closed between Hwy 395 and Highway 4 (at Monitor Pass). Unsettled weather will remain a concern for today, with thunderstorm activity and winds in the forecast.

There are five crews, numerous engines, three helicopters are support staff assigned to the fire. A Type III Team has been ordered.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5559/
avatar US 395 Closed
August 30, 2017 04:14PM
US 395

[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA]
IS CLOSED FROM THE JCT OF SR 182 /IN BRIDGEPORT/ (MONO CO) TO THE
NEVADA STATE LINE - DUE TO WILDFIRE - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE
ROUTE



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/30/2017 04:15PM by eeek.
avatar US 395 is now open
September 02, 2017 11:22AM
Highway 395 will remain open. California and Nevada Highway Patrol will be on the highway monitoring the situation. Highway is subject to closure if conditions change. Please exercise extreme caution as firefighters may be working from the roadway. Motorists traveling on Highway 395 are reminded that there will be large amounts of fire traffic and this is a holiday weekend. Please drive with caution.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5559/
avatar Slinkard Fire Continues to Grow, Evacuations in Place
August 31, 2017 11:09AM


TOPAZ, Calif. - The Slinkard Fire, located in the Slinkard Valley, west of Topaz in Mono County, California continues to grow today influenced by wind. The fire has crossed Hwy 89 and is moving east towards Topaz. Hwy 395 is closed and Topaz has been evacuated north of Hwy 89 to the Nevada state line. Fire crews are putting in dozer line along the eastern edge of Topaz and numerous engines are in place for structure protection. The fire is estimated to be 1,500 acres with 0% containment. The fire is burning in cheat grass, sagebrush and pinyon/juniper.

For public safety, Hwy 89 remains closed between Hwy 395 and Hwy 4 (at Monitor Pass). Hwy 395 is closed from the junction of State Route 82 in Bridgeport to the Nevada state line.

Unsettled weather will remain a concern for today, with thunderstorm activity and winds in the forecast.

There are five crews, numerous engines, three helicopters are support staff assigned to the fire. A Type 3 Team has been ordered and is en route. A Type 1 Team is being ordered. This appears to be a lightning-caused fire.
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