UPDATE: June Lake Fire (09/16/2014)

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For Immediate Release
September 16, 2014, 7:30 pm
Media Contact: Deb Schweizer, (760) 873-2427

June Fire Grows to 35 Acres

The June Fire, which started at the base of June Mountain, is estimated to be 35 acres.  Fire behavior includes torching, spotting, and active runs.

Structures are threatened.  Evacuations are mandatory east of June Mountain and south of Hwy 158.  Highway 158 is closed at the south junction with Highway 395 and remains closed north to Rainbow Lane.

Structure protection resources are on scene and more are en route.  Southern California Edison has powered down power lines at the request of firefighters for firefighter safety.

Numerous resources from California Office of Emergency Services, Cal Fire, Mono County, Inyo County, local fire departments are assisting.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.