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Fire in Inyo County reaches 3,900 acres

INYO COUNTY, Calif. (KION-TV)-- A fire that began on Wednesday off Airport Road and East line Street, east of Bishop, in Inyo County has grown to 3,900 acres with 0% containment.

Evacuation orders have been issued for White Mountain Research Center and Owens Valley Radio Observatory and Big Pine east of Highway 395.

The Airport Fire began around 4:06 p.m. and the cause is currently unknown.

Overnight the fire remained active and burned to the south.

Firefighters are actively engaging the perimeter and structure defense.

Winds have remained steady and will continue at 10-15 mph out of the northwest.

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Ricardo Tovar

Assignment/ Web Manager for KION News Channel 5/46 and Telemundo 23

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