Van Dyke Fire Update, Bridgeport (6:00pm on 2/7)
Van Dyke Fire, Bridgeport Update (6:00pm on 2/7)
Please find the official press release from the U.S. Forest Service - Inyo National Forest on the most recent update on the Van Dyke Fire in Bridgeport. Thank you! - Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer
Van Dyke Fire Estimated at 450 Acres
The Van Dyke Fire (initially referred to as the Point Ranch Fire) is now estimated to be 450 acres and is 75% contained.
The fire is in grass and sage fuels and received measurable moisture today. Fire crews used these conditions to advance the containment efforts today. If favorable conditions continue, crews should fully contain the fire by tomorrow evening.
Initial attack response was by the Humboldt-Tioyabe National Forest and local fire departments. Bridgeport and Lee Vining Fire Departments were instrumental during initial attack and helped prevent structure loss.
Highway 395 has re-opened and all evacuations have been lifted. However, cell phone service and power continue to be down at this time. The SCE power sub-station received damage from both fire and wind yesterday. Crews are completing repair work on the station and hope to restore power by tomorrow morning around 11:00 a.m.
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.
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