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 Post subject: June Fire
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:55 pm 
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We've been following this fire on our scanner here at home since it was discovered around 4:15 this afternoon in the June Mountain parking lot. Lots of crews already on it including an air tanker and helicopter. We are experiencing very high winds today so this does not bode well.

Update: Fire is now approximately 10 acres. Evacuation of everyone down canyon including campgrounds. Evac center being set up at the June Lake Community Center. The fire has burned some power lines so there is no land line or cell service in their community. Hard closures on Hwy 158 at Oh Ridge and Grant Lake.

Be safe up there June Lake neighbors and firefighters on scene.

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 Post subject: Re: June Fire
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:38 pm 
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Just got this Press Release:

*New Fire On June Mountain*

A new fire has been discovered on June Mountain. The June Fire is estimated
to be five acres and showing torching and running behavior.

The fire is on the June Mountain Ski Resort and structures are threatened.
The Reversed Creek Campground is being evacuated.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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 Post subject: Re: June Fire
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:45 pm 
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Talked to friends a while ago. Everything is fine up there. It started down the hill from the chalet, didn't get near town and is contained now.

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 Post subject: Re: June Fire
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:07 pm 
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June Mountain turns a page

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In an effort to mow the ski runs, allowing the resort to operate on only a few inches of snow, MMSA sent a large piece of equipment over to June during the summer. “I think you all know the results of that machine showing up at June that day. All our worst nightmares really came true,” Williams said.

Sparks from the machine started a wildfire that burned 65 acres in September, closing Highway 158 and forcing residents to evacuate. Fire crews from a variety of agencies were able to contain the fire before it damaged any property.

“The fire was really hard on us as a company. We made a mistake,” Dallas said. “I want to thank you all because that could have been a very difficult, adversarial dialogue with the community. That could have been very different a few years ago.”

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 Post subject: Re: June Fire
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:30 pm 
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Sierra Lady wrote:
June Mountain turns a page

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In an effort to mow the ski runs, allowing the resort to operate on only a few inches of snow, MMSA sent a large piece of equipment over to June during the summer. “I think you all know the results of that machine showing up at June that day. All our worst nightmares really came true,” Williams said.

Sparks from the machine started a wildfire that burned 65 acres in September, closing Highway 158 and forcing residents to evacuate. Fire crews from a variety of agencies were able to contain the fire before it damaged any property.

“The fire was really hard on us as a company. We made a mistake,” Dallas said. “I want to thank you all because that could have been a very difficult, adversarial dialogue with the community. That could have been very different a few years ago.”

Maybe they will buy some fire goats to clear the grass in the future.


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