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Thursday, May 26, 2011

CA-INF- Buttermilk - Inyo County Wildland Fire - 200 acres 100%

Buttermilk CA-INF-00421

Update: 5-26 0800 - Fire has burned 200 acres of brush / grass and is 100 % contained (FRA) remaining assigned resources will committed for a few dayss
Buttermilk Mountain area, North of Hwy 168 and Southwest of Bishop, CA Inyo Co.
Fire is in Single Command (INF) and is 100% FRA DPAUpdate: 5-26 0800 - Buttermilk Mountain area, North of Hwy 168 and Southwest of Bishop, CA Inyo Co.
Fire has burned 250 acres of brush and is 50 % contained (FRA)
No active fire overnight. Ground resources made good progress in line construction
Major concerns is completion of line construction mopping up hot spots prior to winds surfacing late this afternoon Current Temp 50°F Humidity: 22% Wind: Calm Gust 7 mph.
Update: 5-25 1800 - Fire has burned 100-150 acres of grass and was wind driven. ROS with fire spotting

Ground resources are making good progress in line construction.

Location: N/W of Hwy 168 near Bishop, Inyo County.
Incident began on private property (DWP) within Federal DPA (Inyo NF)

Fire is burning away from the Community of Starlight and no threat to structures.
Weather: 82 °F Partly cloudy RH 24% Wind 15.0 mph from WSW Gust 22.0 mph

Containment: No estimated containment as yet, Firefighters are cautiously optimistic in containment some time later this evening.

Evacuations: Preparing for some possible evacuations as there is a significant increase in population

due to Community event "Mule Days"

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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