- Incident Name: Pleasant – north of Bishop
- State: CA
- Lead Agency: CAL FIRE BDU
- Size (acres): 2,250
- Percent Contained: 100%
- Estimate of Containment: unknown
- Personnel: 400+
- Structures Destroyed: 0
Pleasant, Pleasant Valley Dam Road and Hwy 395, north of Bishop in Inyo County. Road closures in effect.
February 21, 2018 at 8:06 AM
No active fire activity, heavy mop-up for smoldering activity. Progress continued toward increasing containment. The evacuation center has been closed down and is no longer necessary.
February 20, 2018 at 8:40 AM
Fire activity overnight was minimal with creeping and smoldering activity. Progress continued toward increasing containment.
Road Closures : Brockman Lane (north of HWY 395), 5 Bridges Road, Pleasant Valley Reservoir Road, Jean Blanc Road, and Dixon Lane (west of housing area towards Brockman).
Pleasant Valley Campground is closed. Escorts by Inyo Sheriff for emergency necessity only. Pit Campground is closed; however, escorts are available to retrieve belongings through BLM.
February 19, 2018 at 6:49 PM
Fire activity today was minimal with creeping and smoldering activity. Progress continued toward increasing containment.
February 19, 2018 at 2:50 PM
Repopulation into most evacuated areas will begin at 3:00pm today. There are a few residences near 5 Bridges / Fish Slough area that are still under evacuation orders due to power issues.
County Road closures still in place:
· Brockman Lane (north of HWY 395)
· 5 Bridges Road
· Pleasant Valley Reservoir Road
· Jean Blanc Road
· Dixon Lane (west of housing area towards Brockman)
If anyone has belongings at the Pleasant Valley Campground – this area is CLOSED. Escorting will be provided through the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office only for emergency medications or supplies, not to remove vehicles or take down campsites and only if law enforcement personnel is available – 760-878- 0383.
If anyone has a vehicle, or belongings at the BLM Pleasant Valley Pit Campground, they can connect with BLM for escorting.
February 19, 2018 at 2:26 PM
The Pleasant Fire disrupted power and phone service to the Tri-Valley area. Informal Warming Centers have been opened at the Chalfant and Benton Community Centers. If you are in need of shelter, please call our Dispatch at 760-932-7549, option 7.
Evacuation orders are still in place for Bishop residents in the following areas: Meadow Creek, Pleasant Valley Campground, Pleasant Valley Pit Campground, Highlands, Glenwood, Rite-Aid Complex, Bear Creek, Dixon Lane – All housing areas between North Sierra Highway/Dixon Lane/Brockman, Five Bridges, Fish Slough, Rudolph Ranch and Laws. Officials will reevaluate at 1:00 pm today.
Evacuees and displaced campers who require accessibility back to their homes or camp area to retrieve critical medications or essential supplies may connect with the Shelter Manager on duty at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds, and if law enforcement personnel is available they will be escorted to and from.
High winds are expected throughout today.
February 19, 2018 at 8:43 AM
Significant winds are hampering firefighting efforts, the fire is burning in the Pleasant Valley Reservoir Area heading toward Law’s Museum, Hwy 6 closed between Hwy 395 and Nevada State Line. Local Road Closures in effect: Pleasant Valley Rd., Brockman Rd. and Chalkbluff Rd.
Evacuations: Meadow Creek Area and Pleasant Valley Campground, Rudolph Ranch, Highlands, Glenwood, Rite-Aid Complex, Bear Creek, Dixon Lane – All housing areas between North Sierra Highway/Dixon Lane/Brockman, Five Bridges, Fish Slough and Laws.
Evacuation Centers: The Bishop Tri-County Fairgrounds is open as an evacuation center to families and animals who are being displaced: Address: 1234 Fair Street, Bishop CA 93514 Phone: (760) 873-3588
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, BLM, Inyo USFS, CAL OES, CHP, CDCR, CAL TRANS, Inyo County Sheriff, Mono County Sheriff, Paradise Fire Dept., DWP, Mammoth Fire, Bishop Fire, Big Pine Fire, Independence Fire, Lone Pine Fire, Long Valley Fire, Wheeler Crest Fire, Red Cross and Southern California Edison.
Cause: Under Investigation