This has been going for a while and even showed up on the National Sit report. Latest from South Ops as of Friday afternoon:
Springs, Vegetation Fire, Mono County, Update
13 miles southeast of Lee Vining
Federal DPA, FRA Inyo National Forest

  • 352 (+332) acres, grass and brush, 10% contained (+9% containment)
  • Moderate rate of spread with flanking, backing and creeping
  • Suppression strategy is monitor/confine
  • Incident submitting one ICS-209 Thursdays at 1800

Inciweb page states Type 3 Forest Organization is running it:

Mainly posting because its showing a much stronger heat signature since sunset Friday.


2619 acres mostly from firing ops.


AA15 was flying recon over southern SNF and reports large column from this fire.


TV Hill Cam showing a pretty good column developing.


Is it from firing ops or fire progression?


I believe it is a firing Op, but I don’t have any more info.


Fire op today, don’t know if they lost it or if it is still all in the box.


Lots of wind coming over the Sierras.