Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Airport, 3 miles east of Bishop
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: BDU
  • Size (acres): 4,136
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: Feb. 28, 2022
  • Personnel: 643
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Airport, San Bernardino Unit, Cal Fire. Three miles southeast of Bishop, CA. Brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior.

February 24, 2022 at 7:41 AM

Minimal fire behavior, demobilization of excess resources continues.

February 21, 2022 at 7:49 AM

Briefing highlighted anticipated winds today, firefighters remain ready while continuing to strengthen existing containment lines.

February 20, 2022 at 10:30 AM

Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Firefighters will continue to mop-up and reinforce containment lines throughout the day and night in preparation for anticipated weather changes in the coming days.

February 19, 2022 at 9:17 AM

Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering overnight.

February 18, 2022 at 7:53 PM

Moderate fire behavior with creeping. Ground resources continue to mop-up and strengthen control line.

February 18, 2022 at 7:20 AM

Firefighters made good progress overnight, despite freezing temperatures. Warm Springs Road east of Hwy 395 remains closed. Firefighters continue to construct containment lines and mop-up.

February 17, 2022 at 7:29 PM

Moderate fire behavior with backing and creeping.

· Evacuations lifted
· Weather and terrain are hindering suppression efforts
· Ground resources continue to mop-up and strengthen control line
· Threat to White Mountain Research Center and Caltech Owens Valley Radio Observatory
· Road closures in the area

February 17, 2022 at 10:02 AM

CAL FIRE update: 3900 acres, 0% containment, no change to evacuations or closures.

February 17, 2022 at 6:59 AM

The fire continued to burn actively overnight in a southerly direction. Firefighters are engaged in perimeter control and structure defense. Winds have remained steady and continue at 10-15 mph out of the northwest. No injuries to firefighters or damage to structures reported. 150 structures remain threatened.

Evacuations: Big Pine east of Hwy 395, white Mountain Research Center, Owens Valley Radio Observatory.

Road closures: Warm Springs Road east of Hwy 395, Hwy 168 east of Hwy 395.

February 16, 2022 at 9:45 PM

Extreme rate of spread. Equipment is prepared to protect the Caltech Owens Valley Radio Observatory. White Mountain Research Center and Owens Valley Radio Observatory are evacuated. EVACUATION ORDER : Town of Big Pine East of Hwy 395 Evacuation Center located at 682 Spruce St. Bishop.

· Evacuations in progress
· 43 degrees, 39% RH, winds NNE @ 25 mph gusts to 29 mph
· Threat to Forest Service and BLM Lands
· Threat to White Mountain Research Center and Caltech Owens Valley Radio Observatory
· Road closures in the area
· Federal Air and Ground resources assigned