Fire causes closure of U.S. 395

Staff Writer

UPDATE: According to an update released by Inyo National Forest, the Marina Fire has grown to approximately 200 acres in size and is burning in pinyon and brush north of Lee Vining and west of Highway 395.

Highway 395 remains closed in the fire area at this time.

Numerous firefighters, several engines, and a dozer are on scene. Additional resources are en route, including helicopters and air tankers.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The U.S. Forest Service issued a press release this morning stating that fire crews are responding to an approximately 20 acre fire north of Lee Vining, named the Marina Fire. Crews, engines, and aircraft are part of the response. Caltrans District 9 reports that currently Highway 395 is closed in the fire area.