TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013 â€“ A five-acre wildfire is burning in the area of Mono City near Lundy Lake, according to the Mono County Sheriff's Department.
Fire personnel "are making good progress in full containment," Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer Jennifer Hansen said, noting there is no current threat to homes in the area of Mono City or Lundy Lake, or to anyone traveling on U.S. 395.
The highway had been closed for a short amount of time earlier this morning after the blaze was initially discovered by sheriff's deputies traveling northbound. According to Hansen, the deputies saw smoke from what at that time appeared to be a quarter-acre of brush that had been ignited by an overhead power line that caught fire.
Sheriff's personnel, California Highway Patrol, Mono County Paramedics, Bridgeport Fire Department, Lee Vining Fire Department, Mono City Fire Department, June Lake Fire Department, Mammoth Lakes Fire Department and Long Valley Fire Department all responded to the area. For safety purposes, the CHP closed the Lundy Lake Road at U.S. 395 to prevent public entrance into the fire area. At this time, all roads are now open.