An investigator was requested through the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office to follow up on cause and origin; those details will be made available once the investigation concludes. In addition to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office the following agencies assisted: Beatty Volunteer Fire Department, Southern Inyo Volunteer Fire Department, and National Park Service. California Highway Patrol provided traffic control.
Yesterday evening at approximately 6:30PM the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a structure fire in the Furnace Creek area of Death Valley National Park. The Furnace Creek laundry facility located near the historic Furnace Creek Inn was completely engulfed in flames; Farabee’s Jeep Rental suffered some minor damage. No injuries were reported.