Terrain Satellite
14.3 mi
NNE of Mammoth Lakes, CA
Last Updated:
10 months ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Friday, July 26, 2019 9:00 AM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 11 months ago

Incident Photo for the Springs Fire


This will be the final update for the Springs Fire unless significant activity occurs. Starting Monday morning, September 9, the Springs Fire Type 3 incident management organization will be fully transitioned to a Type 4 incident management organization.

Due to hard work and dedication of the interagency firefighters and the percentage of containment, crews have been released from the Springs Fire. Firefighters will remain on the Springs Fire to continue patrolling the area, while suppression and repair crews make progress within the burned perimeter of the fire.

Strategic tactical firing operations were implemented in containment efforts on this fire creating low intensity fire effects. This should reduce the risk of a larger, longer-lasting, more severe wildfire in the future. Having recent fire history in place will make it safer for firefighters, when unwanted wildfires occur on the landscape.

Road and trail closures will remain in effect for the Springs Fire. Please observe all signage for your safety as post-wildfire areas are still dangerous. For further area, trail, and road closures information please visit our Inciweb site, https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6477/ or Facebook site, www.facebook.com/inyonf

Firefighters and staff thank the community for their support during these firefighting efforts.

Drones Near Fires Are Dangerous: Remember, flying a drone near a fire is breaking the law. If you fly, we can’t.

R.A.W.S: Fire managers utilize Remote Automated Weather Stations located close to the fire to receive more accurate weather readings. With more accurate weather readings, firefighters can better plan future strategies and tactics.

Managing the land: Low-intensity fires create fire resilient landscapes that are more sustainable. Healthy, fire-resilient forests are less prone to large devastating wildfires, promote wildlife habitat, and help fight invasive species.

Community Meeting Questions Synopsis: After the presentations, fire managers responded to questions from the audience. The synopsis of those questions and their answers are at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/6477/50735/

Area Smoke Outlook: The latest daily air quality forecasts and site by site details can be found at- https://fires.airfire.org/outlooks/InyoNationalForest

Road Closure Order: Forest Order No. 05-04-50-19-09 is in effect for some roads leading into the Springs Fire to provide for public and firefighter safety. See Exhibit B of the Forest Order for a description of the exact closure area, or the provided closure map here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/6477/.

Fire Prevention Message: Please remember, that one less spark means one less wildfire. http://www.preventwildfireca.org/OneLessSpark/

Hunter Information: There is a partial hunting closure in the fire area for Hunting Area X9a. View the map for more detail: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/map/6477/1/95107

Basic Information

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

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Estimated Containment Date:
Tuesday October 01st, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Litter and Understory), Brush (2 feet)

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information Office
Email: 2019.springs@firenet.gov
Phone: 760-647-3036
Hours: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fire Unit Information
Inyo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
351 Pacu Lane
Bishop, CA 93514