The Indian Fire started on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at approximately 2:06 pm. The fire is Southeast of Mono Lake and North of Highway 120. Cooler weather and light precipitation on parts of the fire helped slow the progress of the fire however fuels remain very dry. Over the next several days, firefighters will continue to build and improve containment lines, mop up any hot spots, and repair any impacts caused by fire suppression. Full containment was achieved on August 15. Firefighting resources are being managed and made available to other incidents in California. At its peak, 571 personnel were assigned to the fire; presently 56 personnel remain. Management of the Indian fire was returned to the local agency on August 16. Local biologists and botanists from the BLM continue to work directly with firefighters on rehabilitating the landscape. The public will also be important partner in healing the land after the incident by treading lightly in the burn area. The Bureau of Land Management would like to thank the community of Lee Vining and the adjacent areas for their support and hospitality to the firefighters. We appreciate their patience and understanding during this incident.
|Date of Origin||Wednesday August 08th, 2012 approx. 02:06 PM|
|Location||Southeast of Mono Lake|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday August 15th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
5 Brush (2 feet) Grass, sage brush, bitter brush
The fire burned critical Sage Grouse Habitat within the Granite Mountain Wilderness and threatened nearby Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) power transmission lines. Crews are continuing to patrol the area and finishing fire suppression repair.
|Wind Conditions||7 mph NA|