Van Dyke Fire Update, Bridgeport (2:00pm on 2/8)
Van Dyke Fire Estimated at 450 Acres
The Van Dyke Fire has been mapped at 450 acres and is 75% contained.
The fire is in grass and sage fuels and has received measurable moisture. More rain and snow is in the forecast in the next few days.
Fire crews are improving fireline today and mopping up lingering hotspots. Crews expect to fully contain the fire tomorrow morning.
Initial attack response was by local fire departments and the Humboldt-Tioyabe National Forest. Bridgeport and Lee Vining Fire Departments were instrumental during initial attack and helped prevent structure loss.
Highway 395 is opened and all evacuations have been lifted. Additionally, power service has been restored. Verizon cell service remains down at this time.
The SCE power sub-station received damage from both fire and wind from the storm; repair work on the station was completed last night.
Multiple agencies have responded to the fire including Bridgeport, Antelope Valley, Lee Vining, Mammoth Lakes, and June Lake Fire Departments, Mono County, CHP, Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, as well as Bureau of Land Management, Bishop Field Office and U.S. Forest Service (Humboldt-Tioyabe and Inyo National Forests).
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
This is the last update for the Van Dyke Fire unless there is something significant to report.
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