Last Updated
01/04/2019 9:54 AM
Date Started
07/08/2018 1:36 PM
Date Contained
01/04/2019 9:54 AM
Location Information
off Hogback and Whitney Portal Road, Alabama Hills
Latitude / Longitude
Admin Unit
Inyo National Forest Service

Resources Assigned

  • 564
  • 7
  • 22
  • 3
  • 4
    Water Tenders
  • 20

Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow.

Status Update

Situation Summary

The incident transitioned out of Unified Command. The fire is being managed by SoCal Team 3, a Type 2 incident management team (assigned to the Inyo National Forest). Tomorrow, management of the fire will transition to a local Type 4 team, comprised of your local firefighters from the Inyo National Forest.

Much of the fireline of the Georges Fire is in steep, inaccessible terrain. Firefighters cannot safely gauge if these areas are contained or if pockets of heat still remain. However, the monsoonal moisture has substantially diminished the fire activity.

Crews will continue suppression repair, mop up, and collecting remaining backhaul. Firefighters will continue to patrol in the fire area. No structures have been destroyed, and no reportable injuries occurred.

Precipitation is likely today with some potential for erratic downdraft winds likely. Thunderstorms remain in the forecast and will decrease over the weekend.

The area burned is 82% U. S. Forest Service (2,364 acres), 12% Bureau of Land Management (345 acres), and 5% Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (154 acres).

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Agency Information

Inyo National Forest Service