SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Firefighters are currently working the Spring Fire, burning on the northeast side of Lake Thomas Edison in the Ansel Adams Wilderness Area of the Sierra National Forest.
Fire officials report that the fire is 15 percent contained as of 6 p.m. and though it is burning in a wilderness area, it is being fully suppressed by all available resources on the Forest.
The fire was detected on Thursday, July 14, and by the end of the day was estimated at eight acres. Buffeted by gusting winds, the fire has now grown to forty acres.
The fire is burning in a dead and down timber, and is producing smoke that is impacting the Eastern Sierra and Inyo County.
There are currently 75 personnel assigned to the incident, with two helicopters and one air attack working the fire. There are no structures threatened at this time.
Hikers and campers visiting the area have been warned about the possibility of smoky conditions throughout the next week.
This weekend, the Sierra National Forest will be hosting the annual Huntington Lake Regatta for the first time in two years. The public is reminded to travel with caution when in the area, as fire equipment will be using the same road to access the fire.