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Grant, Inyo NF. Three miles northwest of June Lake, CA. Brush and grass. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing and single tree torching. Road, trail and area closures in effect.

August 3, 2017 at 8:12 PM

The Grant Fire is 400 acres and 100% contained this evening. Fire crews will continue to patrol the fire perimeter in the upcoming days.

The Parker Bench Trail, between the Parker Lake Trailhead and the Rush Creek Trailhead, will re-open tomorrow at 6:00 am.

The forest continues to experiencing substantial lightning activity and crews are prepared for additional fire activity.

August 2, 2017 at 9:18 PM

Today, crews made excellent progress on improving existing containment lines and continued direct line construction to secure the southeast flanks.

Crews are using natural barriers to contain the fire in remote and steep locations in the wilderness.

Highway 158, which has been is closed between mile marker 8 and 9, will re-open tonight (8/2/17) at 9:00 pm.

The Parker Bench Trail, between the Parker Lake Trailhead and the Rush Creek Trailhead is closed. The Parker Lake and Rush Creek Trails remain open.

There are no evacuations in place at this time.

August 2, 2017 at 8:47 AM

The Grant Fire is 400 acres and 15% contained this morning. The change in acreage is due to better mapping. Fire behavior was minimal overnight.

Today, crews will improve existing containment lines and continue direct line construction to secure the south flank closest to the June Lake community as well as the eastern flank closest to Highway 158. Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics (MIST) will be used where the fire has spread into the wilderness. Crews plan to tie into natural barriers to contain the fire in remote and steep locations.

Unseasonably hot temperatures as well as the potential for afternoon thunderstorms that could lead to erratic, gusty winds and bring additional lightning throughout the forest remain a concern for today.

Highway 158 is closed between mile marker 8 and 9. However, please avoid the fire area to assist fire crews in their response. The Parker Bench Trail, between the Parker Lake Trailhead and the Rush Creek Trailhead is closed. The Parker Lake and Rush Creek Trails remain open, but visitors should be prepared for smoky conditions.

There are no evacuations in place at this time.

Expect smoke from this fire to settle in June Lake at night under the inversion and for smoke to lift and disperse in the afternoon.

There are nine engines, four crews, three helicopters, and three air tankers assigned to the Grant Fire.

The fire is located west of Highway 158 between Silver and Grant Lakes on the June Lake Loop. The fire appears to be a lightning-caused fire that started the evening of July 31.

August 1, 2017 at 7:13 PM

Additional fire crews and air resources arrived today. Crews made good progress constructing fireline along the southern end of the fire, supported by air resources including three helicopters, three tankers, and air attack. The primary objective remains protecting the June Lake community with the effort focused on keeping the fire west of Highway 158 and north of the June Lake developments. The fire showed moderate fire behavior today.

Highway 158 is closed between mile marker 8 and 9. However, please avoid the fire area to assist fire crews in their response.

The Parker Bench Trail, between the Parker Lake Trailhead and the Rush Creek Trailhead is closed. The Parker Lake and Rush Creek Trails remain open, but visitors should be prepared for smoky conditions.

There are no evacuations in place at this time.

Expect smoke from this fire to settle in June Lake at night under the inversion and for smoke to lift and disperse in the afternoon.

There are nine engines, four crews, three helicopters, and three air tankers assigned to the Grant Fire.

August 1, 2017 at 2:17 PM

Fire crews, engines, helicopters, and air tankers are responding to the Grant Fire and remain focused on the southern flank. The fire is estimated to be 200 acres and 10% contained. Afternoon thunderstorms could be a concern.

August 1, 2017 at 9:03 AM

Fire crews are responding to the Grant Fire, located west of Highway 158 between Silver and Grant Lakes on the June Lake Loop. It is approximately 100 acres. It appears to be a lightning-caused fire that started yesterday evening.

The fire is burning in in the sage in the lower elevations and pinyon/juniper and Jeffrey pine in the higher elevations. The fire burned actively throughout the night.

The forest is ordering additional fire crews and air resources for aggressive suppression today. The focus will be on protecting the June Lake community with the effort focused on keeping the fire west of Highway 158 and north of the June Lake developments.

Highway 158 is closed between mile marker 8 and 9. However, please avoid the fire area to assist fire crews in their response.