Wildland fire burning along Lower Rock Creek

Staff Writer

10:22 p.m., Inyo County Sheriff Department and Bishop Police Department are sending units to assist Mono County Sheriff to evacuate the Swall Meadows area, according to police and sheriff radio transmissions. A wildland fire began burning in the area of Little Rock Creek Friday afternoon. The first fire personnel to arrive on scene reported at the time that the fire was three to four acres in size with a moderated rate of spread. An air attack was made until sunset by aerial tankers dropping retardant and helicopters dropping water.