Walker Fire Update #19 (Lee Vining)

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Date:     August 26, 2015
Time:     8:00a
Subject: Walker Fire Update

The Walker Fire is 95% contained this morning. Firefighters will focus on northwest flank of the fire today to determine if there are any threats to this remote section of fireline. Fire crews will also be working on removing hazard trees and snags along roads and other public access areas.

The following closures remain in effect.

• The Walker Lake Road (1N17), the Parker Lake Rd. (1S25), the Upper Horse Meadows Rd. (1N16), and the Gibbs Road (1N18) are closed for fire operations and public safety. All of these roads are accessed via the northern end of the June Lake Loop. All spur roads off of these roads are also closed. The trail to Mono Pass (trailhead is at Walker Lake) is closed.

• Walker Lake “Fishing Camp” has been evacuated and is closed to the public.

• Aspen Grove Campground will be closed throughout the week as the Incident Command Post will be set up there. ##