UPDATE: June Lake Fire 9/18/2014 (evening update)
UPDATE: June Lake Fire Incident Update
Please find the latest official press release on the June Lake Fire. Please note that fishing and recreation restrictions have been lifted for June Lake. It is now open. Gull Lake remains closed as fire crews may still need to utilize the water for the fire. Please travel safely in the fire areas and watch for fire personnel and equipment.
There will also be a community meeting held at the June Lake Community Center, located at 90 W. Granite Ave, on Friday, September 19th at 7:00pm. U.S. Forest Service staff and fire incident commanders will be briefing the community on the progress of the fire.
June Fire- Continued Progress, Evacuation Orders lifted
The June Fire is now 65 acres and 65% contained.
Today, firefighters were successful in cooling hot spots along the fires edge while multiple crews continued to improve fireline on the southeast flank as well as continuing line construction to the north and western flanks, focusing on containment lines in and around homes. As a result of these efforts, evacuation orders were lifted today at 2 pm. All roadways and campgrounds are open to residents and visitors with the exception of the Reversed Creek Campground.
June Lake is now open to visitors and residents; however, Gull Lake remains closed for boats and flotation devices as the lake may continue to be used as a dipping site for aerial operations.
Residents should be aware that firefighters will be working in and around the roadways 24 hours a day and residents are asked to please drive carefully. Residents may still see and smell smoke from the fire lofting in the area.
There are concerns remaining this evening as winds continue over the fire area. Firefighters continue to mop-up and patrol in and around homes. There have been no reports of damage to property.
Verizon Wireless was able to repair their fiber optic line and restore cell service to the area late today.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Numerous resources from California Office of Emergency Services, CHP, Cal Trans, Cal Fire, Mono County, Inyo County, local fire departments, US Forest Service, and BLM are continuing to assist.
10 Hand Crews, 16 Engines, 2 Helicopters, 3 Dozers, 9 Water Tenders for a total of 374 personnel.