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Thursday, February 28, 2013

CA-BDU-#RiverFire [final] east of Lone Pine (Inyo County) is now 406 acres & 100%.

River Fire CA-BDU-002372 Inyo County, East of Lone Pine
02-28-13 1800 hrs  [final] east of Lone Pine (Inyo County) is now 406 acres & 100% contained.

02-28-13 1300 hrs Fire has burned 408 acres of Salt grass and Cottonwood trees and is 90 Percent contained. Access to areas of the fire were difficult due to river bottom conditions/marshlands, gusting winds and smoldering heavy fuel on the interior of the burn, due to the long and narrow pattern of the burn. Firefighters Continue to mop up and patrol the perimeter.  



02-26-13 River Fire CA-BDU-002372 Inyo County, East of Lone Pine, The wildfire burned 406 acres of Salt grass and Cottonwood trees so far and is 75% contained. Values at risk: power lines and livestock, Significant demob to begin today.

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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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