Wildfire: Indian Fire Grows to 879 Acres

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Photo from InciWeb

The Indian Fire continues to grow slowly. It is now at 879 acres with 5% containment. No changes with the trail closures at this time. Below is an excerpt from InciWeb in the evening hours.

The Indian Fire is estimated to be 879 acres and 5% contained. It continues to grow slowly to the north and east. Aerial resources continue to check the fire’s growth during the day. Crews are being inserted to scout potential safe containment lines. Crews will look to trail systems and natural barriers that can be used for containment.

Earlier today the news section released a document stating crews were being inserted. A pack train is providing logistical support for the crews.

Today, three crews are scouting potential safe containment lines and two additional crews have been ordered assist in completing the containment efforts. Crews will look to trail systems and natural barriers that can be used for containment, using Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics (MIST) to help protect wilderness character in the Golden Trout Wilderness. Crews are being supported by US Forest Service pack stock.

Based on the photo above, the smoke is blowing to the east. Users hiking to the east of Jordan Hot Springs could likely be impacted by the smoke. Before heading out, make sure to check in with the Inyo National Forest for the latest information and where you would like to hike should you be entering into the wilderness.

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