CEDAR FIRE UPDATE
The Cedar fire which began last Tuesday afternoon is still only 5% contained and it is estimated that due to hot and dry weather conditions combined with the dry grass, brush, and dead timber that have been fueling the fire, the fire may not be fully contained until next week. The Owens Valley will continue to see smokey hazy skies as the Cedar Fire continues to burn in the Green Horn Mountains above Lake Isabella. There are currently close to 1200 personnel assigned to this fire which has now burned nearly 20,000 acres and is still gaining in strength at this time. However, there is a 40% chance of thunderstorms in the area today that could aid in containment of the fire which again is only 5% contained. Portions of Highway 155, Highway 90, and Highway 178 have closures in effect until further notice.