I WANT TO KNOW
Do people near this fire need to evacuate?
Have any road closures been announced?
What is the air quality like near the fire?
I HAVE QUESTIONS
On the scene
#GeorgesFire Wind shift, it's turned west and north again. Photo by Bill McBlaine.
#GeorgesFire #GeorgeFire A couple of fire helicopters going back and forth along drainage line for Hogback Creek?
#GeorgeFire #GeorgesFire Here's air attack path over the fire as of 7/8/2018 5:20pm
#GeorgesFire AA410 did a perimeter flight after they came in.
#GeorgesFire Photo by Tyler Sutton
Evacuations lifted for the Whitney Portal area, including campgrounds, residents, and the Whitney Portal Store. The Whitney Portal Road was opened under the authority of the Inyo County Sheriff. The area was closed for the public’s safety due to the fire. The Eastern Sierra Visitor Center and the Wilderness Permit Office have returned to normal business hours.
Some closures still exist in the fire area. Please avoid the fire area for your safety and for our firefighters’ safety.
Inyo National Forest Service