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 Panorama view around the Chimney Peak fire station. Photo Credit: Richard Graham
Chimney Peak Fire Station

Chimney Peak Fire Station looking out toward Lamont Peak. Photo Credit: Richard Graham (BLM)

Chimney Peak Fire Station looking out
toward Lamont Peak.

Engines from Chimney Peak and Kennedy Meadows parked next to the barracks. Photo Credit: Richard Graham (BLM)
Engines from Chimney Peak and
Kennedy Meadows parked next to the barracks.

Chimney Peak response area consists of  Lamont Peak, Long Valley, Owens Peak, Bald Mountain, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Domeland Wilderness. They work closely with  Bald Mountain Lookout, an interagency  fire lookout operated by BLM and the U.S. Forest Service.

A six-person crew operates Chimney Peak's type IV engines.  Because of its high altitude at its location, the Chimney Peak Station opens late in the fire season (in late May or early June) and closes in late September of each year.

 Survival shelter drill. Photo Credit: Richard Graham (BLM Volunteer).
Survival shelter drill.

 Communications are powered by solar panels. Fuel and generator house. Photo Credit: Richard Graham (BLM Volunteer).
Communications are powered by solar panels. Fuel and generator house.