14.3 mi
NNE of Mammoth Lakes, CA
Last Updated: 19 mins, 41 secs ago
Incident #: CA-INF-001465
Fire Start: Friday, July 26, 2019 4:59 PM PDT
Dispatch Notes: P5mjp7 (0504)iqcs# 452792

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 4 hours, 47 mins ago

Springs Fire Update 8-24-19

Current Situation: Crews will mop up today in the northern area of the fire that has recently burned. During the heat of the day, some interior unburned vegetation and downed snags will continue to ignite. Last night fire crews continued to bring fire carefully to the containment lines using strategic ignition tactics to meet the objective of reducing fuel load on the landscape by allowing for low intensity fire effects. This method leaves a mosaic pattern of burned and unburned areas of underbrush.

Safety Record For Springs Fire:To date, there have been no lost time accidents on the Springs Fire. After the fire started on July 26th, the decision was made to implement the current management style. At peak staffing there were 251 personnel assigned for the day and night operations. All of the normal wildland hazards are present on this incident. One exception is extreme fire behavior. The absence of extreme fire behavior has contributed to the crews ability to pace themselves and operate safely. For public and fire personnel driving safety, a Forest Closure is in effect to reduce risks for both.

Fire Camp Free Tour: Join us at Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center (RV parking lot) on Sunday Aug. 25 at 10:00 AM for a free tour of fire camp, bring the kids! Please, no pets.

Community Meeting: Fire managers will provide a Springs Fire update and be available for questions. Tuesday Aug. 27 at 6:00 PM. We will meet in the Theatre inside Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Friday July 26th, 2019 approx. 04:00 PM
13 miles SE of Lee Vining, CA
Incident Commander:
Troy Maguire
37.826, -118.872

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Estimated Containment Date:
Sunday September 01st, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Litter and Understory), Brush (2 feet)
Significant Events:
Observed fire behavior is moderate. Fire is flanking and backing. Isolated torching.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue to prepare fireline and conduct strategic firing operations, patrol and mop-up.
Projected Incident Activity:
12-24 Burnout with slow rates of spread. Moderate Activity
48-72 Moderate activity as fuels continue to consume.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Light NE winds shifting to SW overnight. Fair overnight recoveries. High pressure returns over the weekend bringing hot temps.


Incident Contact
Kirstie Butler
Email: Kirstie.butler@usda.gov
Phone: (760) 920-7149
Hours: SS 8am-6pm
Fire Unit Information
Inyo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
351 Pacu Lane
Bishop, CA 93514