Sad news from Bishop this morning. A large lightning caused fire is burning in Bishop Creek Canyon near the settlement of Aspendell. Aspendell has been evacuated, as well as the campgrounds in the canyon. The road into the canyon is currently closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles.
The fire started yesterday afternoon and has grown to approximately 3000 Acres. At least 200 fire fighters, support equipment, and air tankers and copters are working the fire. There is no estimate of containment.
There is also another fire in a canyon west of the town of Independence.
If you are planning to head to the Sierra this week, you'll definitely need to keep abreast of the current situation.
If I get more info, I'll post it.