Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Pizona
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: INF
  • Size (acres): 2,160
  • Percent Contained: 80%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 6, 2024
  • Personnel: 164
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Pizona, Inyo NF, USFS. Thirty-five miles east of Lee Vining, CA. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.

July 3, 2024 at 7:33 AM

The Pizona Fire behavior continues to decrease and is staying within its current footprint with no significant smoke. Firefighters are securing containments line in extremely challenging terrain with assistance from air resources for water drops, and conducting mop-up where needed.

July 1, 2024 at 6:54 AM

The Pizona Fire behavior continues to decrease and is staying within its current footprint with no significant smoke. Firefighters are securing containments line in extremely challenging terrain with assistance from air resources for water drops, and conducting mop-up where needed.

Logistical support for firefighters continues to be the top challenge in managing this fire, however today additional cargo loads of supplies will be delivered via helicopter.

June 29, 2024 at 8:30 AM

Since last night, the Pizona Fire located in the Adobe Hills of Mineral County, Nevada, grew several hundred acres to 2,002 acres. The fire continues to push northeast in pinyon-juniper and sagebrush vegetation, and has just run into the 2003 Sagehen Fire burn scar.

Air tankers and helicopters will continue with dropping retardant line to reinforce perimeter lines, assisting ground crews and smokejumpers encountering access challenges in extremely rough and inaccessible terrain. Despite this, firefighters have managed to construct hand line approximately one-half of the way up both the left and right flanks of the fire, gaining 10% containment.

June 28, 2024 at 7:37 AM

Air tankers and helicopters worked to drop retardant line around most of the fire’s perimeter, with the most active flank of the fire being on the east side.

No bulldozers have been ordered for this incident due to the logistics and inaccessibility of the roadways, in addition to the potential for cultural resource impacts.

The fire is still currently located within the Inyo National Forest boundary, and has not yet reached the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest or Bureau of Land Management lands.

The fire was determined to be caused by lightning. There are some abandoned structures nearby, however no evacuations are in place.