Firefighters battled the Slink Fire in Mono County, California, as the blaze threatened towns and grew to 8,300 acres on September 1.
Mono County Sheriff’s Office said the fire made a “significant run” towards the towns of Coleville and Walker on August 31 before easing overnight.
Evacuation orders for the two towns were lifted on September 1 as air quality improved allowing for aircraft to continue assisting ground crews, according to the US Forest Service.
The Slink Fire was first reported in the late afternoon of August 29 and was believed to have been caused by a lightning strike. Credit: Mammoth Lakes Fire Department via Storyful