Spring Fire near Lake Edison Sends Smoke Into Eastern Sierra

Staff Writer

A fire on the west side of the Sierra crest is behind the smoke that has been drifting over the crest for the past few afternoons. The fire, called the Spring Fire, is burning near Lake Thomas Edison Lake, outside of Huntington Lake in the Sierra National Forest.

"On the north-east side of Lake Thomas Edison, the Spring Fire is currently burning in the Ansel Adams Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest," according to a news release. "The fire is 15 percent containment and 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 it was eight acres," the news release stated on Friday, July 15. "Currently, the fire has grown to 40 acres. The fire is burning in a dead and down wood, which is producing smoke for the Eastern Sierra and Inyo County. At this time there are 75 personnel, two helicopters and one air attack assigned to 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 through the next week."