Fire closes 395, threatens Lone Pine |

Fire closes 395, threatens Lone Pine

Staff Reports
Lone Pine is threatened by a wildfire.
Dave Toussaint

A wildfire that closed Highway 395 for nearly two hours on Thursday grew to more than 1,000 acres, according to California fire authorities.

Nearly 500 firefighters have a line around a quarter of the Moffat Fire burning near the Owens River north of Lone Pine this morning.

Fire behavior over night was moderate with some wind-driven runs, according to The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The fire burned close to Highway 395, but didn’t jump the highway on Thursday.

First reported at about 10:25 a.m., the fire prompted California Highway Patrol units to close the highway at 3 p.m.

The highway was reopened at 5 p.m. As of this morning no roads are closed and there have been no evacuations.