Yesterday at 5 p.m. the Mono Fire was declared 100 percent contained with a total of 1,205 acres having burned. Fire investigators also wrapped up their investigation with a determination that the fire was lightning caused.
Earlier in the day Hwy 120 East, Test Station Road, and the day use areas at South Tufa and Navy Beach had been re-opened to the public. Emergency vehicles and fire suppression equipment and crews were still in the vicinity of Hwy 120 as of last evening, so people traveling that route were urged to use caution. Please be sure to park well off the pavement if you are stopping to look at the burned area.
The Incident Management Team advised that in the off chance that the fire should become active in this area again that the roads and day use areas could be temporarily closed, or a pilot car could be used to lead vehicles traveling Hwy 120.
For more information on the Mono Fire go to the Mono Fire on www.inciweb.org or call 760.914.0460. —Press Release