Georges Fire


CONTAINED

Incident #: INF-1071
Fire Start: 4 months ago
Location: 10 miles WNW of Lone Pine, CA
Acres: 2,941
Agency: Owens Valley Interagency Communication Center (CA-OVICC)
Dispatch Notes: P5ly9c (0504)iqcs# | Contain: 08/29/18 1600 control: 08/29/18 1600

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 11 hours, 26 mins ago — 8/14/18: The Georges Fire has been inactive for several weeks and is 95% contained. The Georges Fire is a lightning-caused fire that started on July 8 north of Lone Pine, west of Manzanar National Historic Site, and south of Bairs Creek. The fire was actively suppressed along the Owens Valley to protect life and property such as Whitney Portal, Lone Pine, and Manzanar National Historic Site. Due to fire activity, the Whitney Portal area was evacuated and closed for two days (in early July). No structures were destroyed. Monsoonal moisture helped slowed the fire’s growth.While these areas in the valley floor are now safely contained, the western fireline of the Georges Fire is in steep, inaccessible terrain as the fire burned into the mountains of the Eastern Sierra. Firefighters cannot access this flank of the fire. As such, firefighters cannot ascertain containment in this area. However, there has been no notable activity or smoke report for the fire since 7/18/18.

Contact

Incident Contact
Deb Schweizer
Email: debraaschweizer@fs.fed.us
Phone: 760-873-2427
Hours: M-F, 0800-1630
Fire Unit Information
Inyo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
351 Pacu Ln #200
Bishop, CA 93514

Basic Information

Cause
Lightning
Date of Origin
Sunday July 08th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Location
North of Lone Pine, west of Manzanar
Incident Commander
Coordinates
36.646 latitude, -118.221 longitude

Current Situation

Size
2,883 Acres
% Contained
95%
Fuels Involved
sage brush