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Posted by: thepinetree on 11/19/2020 08:47 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 11/19/2020 08:47 AM
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Mountain View Fire Causes at Least One Fatality & Widespread Destruction in Walker, Coleville & Topaz Areas

Walker, CA...The destruction over the hill from us is a stark reminder that many of our most destructive fires have been when fire season is close to an end. From BLM..."The #MountainViewFire is estimated to have burned 20,879 acres in Mono Co. and is now 20% contained. (Acreage updated due to improved mapping) Some areas remain under evacuation orders and Highway 395 has reopened. Please be advised that downed power lines are in the vicinity of the fire. The Mountain View Fire has burned approximately 20,879 acres with 20% containment in Walker, California in Mono County within the Federal Direct Protection Area (DPA). The change in acreage is due to improved GIS mapping. Other towns impacted include Coleville, Topaz and the Camp Antelope Native American community. Primary fuels include grass, sagebrush and pinyon-juniper."  Click Below for latest damage assesments.

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Posted on: 2020-11-19 12:27:47   By: Anonymous
That area burned a year or maybe a couple years ago. Wind, and dry fuels will create havoc in minutes!

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