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Revisiting The Inyo Wildfire Complex

This post by the administrator of draws attention to the injured CDF/Cal Fire firefighters hurt in the burnover on the Inyo Complex in July. Firefighter Blog followed the Inyo Complex Fire from beginning to end but I never heard details of the burnover other than up to 7 firefighters were injured to varying degrees. […]

Inyo Complex Fire Photo Journal

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Fantastic fire photo journal Holding On To Independence put together by residents of Independence California following the Inyo Complex Wildfire. A crew from Neptune Aviation Services laid down a key drop that contributed to saving the lives of two CDF engines crews. Image Neptune Aviation Services

Inyo Complex Threat Contained, Demob Begins

Source, National Wildfire Coordinating Group Inyo Complex Wildfire 35,176 ACRES 80% Containment Expected ContainmentDate: 07/11/2007 “The threat to power and water lines (aqueduct and DWP) that supply the Eastern Sierra Front and greater Los Angeles area has abated, but the potential remains a possibility. Forecasted LAL of 6 presents concerns to the west firelines due […]

Inyo Complex Wildfire Threat Diminishes

Source Taken in part from incident 209 forms. Size/Area Involved 37,403 ACRE % Contained55 Percent Expected ContainmentDate: 07/11/2007 Today’s observed fire behavior (leave blank for non-fire events):Interior torching with isolated runs during burning period but moderated fire behavior due to lighter winds. Fuel beds remain highly receptive to ignition. Significant events today (closures, evacuations, […]

Inyo Complex Wildfire

According to CalFire current incident page the fire is 55% contained and had consumed over 34,000 acres. CDF/CalFire and the Forest Service refer visitors to for specific information however Inciweb has apparently crashed due to demand. Growing pains no doubt but they should have anticipated the growing hunger for fire news online! The The […]

Inyo Complex Wildfire Photos

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Inyo Complex Wildfire images with permission Steven Bourelle, SierraVisions Gates Of Hell It looks like Inciweb is down (again) and updated information is unavailable.

Inyo Complex Triples As Resources Thin Statewide

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Check out the satellite imagery from NOAA. Notice the Plumas Fire and Inyo Complex Wildfire areas. It’s not all smoke but the imagery is interesting. The Inyo Complex Wildfire doubled again during the last shift according to the most recent update from Inciweb. The report shows no new personnel were added to the incident in […]

LA Times Comes Up Short & Late On Inyo Complex

The LA Times decided to cover the Inyo Complex Wildfire a day late but they made up for the lack of timeliness by throwing three journalists on the one page of copy. Read the epic story here. {“3 Wildfires Close 100 Miles Of U.S. 395 Holiday travelers face traffic tie-ups as lightning-sparked blazes burn unchecked […]

Inyo Complex Wildfire Races

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Inciweb reports news of the rapidly growing Inyo Complex Wildfire comprised of the Sage Fire at 5,000 acres and the now merged Oak and Seven Fires that together have claimed a total of 12,000 acres. Just under 500 fire personnel are on the fires at the moment with more en route.Structures threatened, this one bears […]

Inyo Complex Wildland Fire, 4000 Acres, Running

Report from on the lightning caused Inyo Complex outside Independence California.Summary A thunder and lightning storm moved quickly through the Eastern Sierra Friday afternoon, July 6, 2007,igniting approximately 10 fires being managed as the Inyo Complex. As of 6:00 pm Friday evening, the three biggest fires are:1)The Oak Fire burning up the north fork […]