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The Marina Fire has burned 819 acres his morning 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 spotted across Highway 395 yesterday south of Mono City pushed by strong down canyon winds. Crews worked overnight to secure firelines near the communities and the highway, taking advantage of cooler temperatures and calm winds that decreased fire behavior. Today 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 this afternoon. Highway 395 is closed at the town of Lee Vining on the south at the turnoff for Hawthorne, NV (Highway 167) on the north. There is no estimated time for the highway to re-open at this time. The Tioga Lodge and two additional residences have been evacuated. Lee Vining and Mono City are under an evacuation advisory. There are approximately 300 personnel on the fire. A Type 2 team has been ordered and will in brief today before assuming command of the fire. Seven hand crews, 23 engines, six helicopters, two fixed wing aircraft, and two dozers are assigned to the fire. The fire is under Unified Command with the US Forest Service and Mono County Sheriff’s Office. The fire has been determined to be human-caused and remains under investigation.
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