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Glacier Fire update July 17

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avatar Glacier Fire update July 15
July 15, 2021 04:08PM
BISHOP, Calif. July 15, 2021 — The Glacier Fire was reported on 1:18 p.m. on Wednesday July 14, 2021 and is located between Glacier Lodge and Baker Creek in the Big Pine Creek area. There are two separate fires in this area which are being managed together as one incident. The Glacier Fire and the Glacier North Fire were lightning-caused and both are approximately 5 acres in size. No closures are in effect at this time.

Ground crews made good progress on containment lines overnight. They are being supported by multiple helicopter and air tanker drops during the day. Water and retardant drops help slow down fire spread so ground crews can make progress constructing fireline. The fire is burning in brush and timber along a steep and rocky ridgeline. This area is expecting to be warm and breezy today with southwest winds 14-20 mph.

Updates will be posted to InciWeb at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7668/ and on Twitter pages: https://twitter.com/Inyo_NF.

Fire Restrictions remain in effect for the Inyo National Forest and Bishop Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Campfires are allowed only in developed campgrounds and recreation sites. A portable stove or lantern using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel may be used with a valid wilderness or California Campfire Permit in dispersed areas. Smoking is only allowed within an enclosed vehicle, building, a developed recreation site, or in an area at least three feet in diameter cleared of flammable material.
avatar Glacier Fire update July 16
July 16, 2021 06:32PM
BISHOP, Calif. July 16, 2021 — The lightning-caused Glacier Fire continues to burn on a high ridge between Big Pine and Baker Creeks west of Big Pine, California. The fire is now approximately 43 acres in size. No closures are in effect at this time. Ground crews, including 14 smokejumpers plus two hand crews that arrived this morning, continue to make good progress on containment lines. Helicopter and air tanker support continues as aircraft are available. Continued warm temperatures and breezy winds are occurring today with southwest winds 10-17 mph. There is a chance of rain showers Sunday and Monday.

Updates will be posted to InciWeb at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7668/ and Twitter pages: https://twitter.com/Inyo_NF.

Fire Restrictions remain in effect for the Inyo National Forest and Bishop Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Campfires are allowed only in developed campgrounds and recreation sites. A portable stove or lantern using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel may be used with a valid wilderness or California Campfire Permit in dispersed areas. Smoking is only allowed within an enclosed vehicle, building, a developed recreation site, or in an area at least three feet in diameter cleared of flammable material.
avatar Glacier Fire update July 17
July 17, 2021 09:32PM
BISHOP, Calif. July 17, 2021 — Firefighters have made good progress containing the Glacier Fire, which is burning on a high ridge between Big Pine and Baker Creeks, west of Big Pine, California. The fire is now approximately 49 acres in size and 90% contained. No closures are in effect at this time.

Today, firefighters will continue strengthening and improving the fireline. They are also mopping up, which is the process of finding and extinguishing hotspots within the perimeter of the fire. Mopping up may include extinguishing burning material near control lines, felling snags, and trenching logs to prevent rolling after an area has burned, to make a fire safe, or to reduce residual smoke. Helicopter and air tanker support continues as aircraft are available.

Increasingly cloudy conditions are expected today with southeast winds 9-15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. There is a 40% chance of thunderstorms and rain Sunday and Monday.

Updates will be posted to InciWeb at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7668/ and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Inyo_NF.

Fire Restrictions remain in effect for the Inyo National Forest and Bishop Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Campfires are allowed only in developed campgrounds and recreation sites. A portable stove or lantern using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel may be used with a valid wilderness or California Campfire Permit in dispersed areas. Smoking is only allowed within an enclosed vehicle, building, a developed recreation site, or in an area at least three feet in diameter cleared of flammable material.
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