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US Hwy 395 in Mono County near Lee Vining Closed due to Fire

Saturday, June 25, 2016 UPDATE

US Highway 395 in Mono County remains closed from the Junction of SR 120 east to the Junction of SR 167. There is no estimated time for the highway to re-open at this time.

The Marina Fire started at approximately 5:30 am on June 24 and has grown to about 600 acres and is 5% contained. The fire is located north of Lee Vining and west of Highway 395 and is burning in pinyon and brush. The fire did spot across Highway 395 in the afternoon of the 24th south of Mono City pushed by strong down canyon winds.

Crews will continue to construct direct line on the north and south flanks, and look for opportunities for indirect contingency lines. Warm, dry conditions will continue and down canyon winds are anticipated. There are approximatedly 300 personnel on the fire. The fire is under Unified Command with the US forest Service and Mono County Sheriff's Office.

Caltrans crews are working towards clearing the road and placing K-Rail to contain falling rocks and debris.

Suggested Detour:

Northbound US Hwy 395 (Mono County)
Take State Route 120 East towards Benton. At US Hwy 6 go north to Nevada State Route 360, and north of US Hwy 95 to the junction of State Route 359. Go West on SR 359 to State Route 167 which will take you back to US Hwy. 395.

Southbound US Hwy 395 (Mono County)
Take State Route 167 which turns into Nevada 359 to the junction of US Hwy 95. Go south on US Hwy 95 to State Route 360. At the junction of US Hwy 6 go south to US Hwy 395. Inyo National Forest crews are working to extinguish the fire and Caltrans crews are on site assisting travelers.

For the latest in highway information please visit Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call our Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

This press release was written by Florene Trainor – Caltrans District 9 Public Information Officer.

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