As of Sunday, firefighters and crews from several jurisdictions were getting the upper hand in containing what’s been labeled the Fish Fire, on Fish Springs Road, west of U.S. 395, south of Big Pine in Inyo County.
The fire had forced the closure of U.S. 395 earlier in the weekend, but as of Sunday, it was open in both directions. All evacuations of the area had also been cancelled. No injuries had been reported and no structures were threatened by the 1,103-acre blaze, the origin of which is still under investigation.
As of Monday morning, it was listed as 90% contained with full containment expected by the end of the day. Firefighters are continuing construction of a containment line around the perimeter of the fire, as well as mopping up hot spots.
The fire involved 10 engines, 8 crews and 5 water tenders, with 190 total personnel on duty from CAL FIRE, Inyo County Sheriff, US Forest Service, CHP, Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department, Bishop Volunteer Fire Department, Olancha Volunteer Fire Department, Lone Pine Volunteer Fire Department, Independence Volunteer Fire Department, Wheeler-Crest Volunteer Fire Department, Bishop Tribal Police, BLM, LADWP, Caltrans and Mono County fire departments. -CAL FIRE