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Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Still Scenic After Washington Fire (Video)

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/11/2015 01:44 PM
Markleeville, CA...Last weekend we had to drop an offspring for summer camp and thought it would be a good time to take a quick drive over Ebbetts Pass and to see how the Markleeville area looked after the over 15,000 acre Washington fire. We started taking shots in Bear Valley, Lake Alpine, Mosquito Lake Is At the 3:29 point, Hermit Valley and more before we got to the fire area. The Fire closed Hwy 4 and Hwy 89 for almost a week. The Hwy 4 area actually looks pretty good. Some burned areas but it looked like it was fairly fast moving in these areas and some of the trees will probably survive...

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Fire Update...Washington Fire Reaches 37% Containment & Hwy 4 Now Open

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2015 07:18 PM
Markleeville, CA...Fire crews continued to increase the percent containment near Markleeville as they mopped up and patrolled the fire perimeter throughout the day. Hotshot crews on the eastern fire edge will continue to construct direct handline in steep and rocky terrain while being supported from the air with water-dropping helicopters. Light precipitation occurred over the northeastern section of the fire yesterday afternoon aiding in suppression activities.

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“If you fly, we can’t!” Drones Make It Unsafe For Fire Fighting Aircraft

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2015 06:15 AM
Monterey, CA – CAL FIRE has reported several instances of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), otherwise known has Hobby Drones, flying in the vicinity of the Lake fire in San Bernardino County. The intrusion of these drones in the air space of firefighting aircraft resulted in all air operations being suspended until the drones were located and grounded. CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit would like to remind everyone that intrusion of the air space around a fire incident is highly dangerous to firefighting aircraft and firefighters on the ground. Here are a few keep points to remember regarding the critical air space around a fire incident.

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Making Progress On Washington Fire...Hwy 4 Still Closed But Bear Valley, Lake Alpine Areas Open & Largely Smoke Free

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/26/2015 08:48 AM
Markleeville, CA...Firefighters on the Washington Fire, 3 miles south of Markleeville, California continued to optimize lower wind conditions to increase containment. Significant progress has been made towards containing the western flank of the fire south of Markleeville. The fire has burned 16,490 acres and is 15 percent contained. The reduction in the reported fire size is due to more accurate mapping. The fire was most active overnight and today on the southern flank west of Wolf Creek Meadows in the Carson Iceberg Wilderness.

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Crews Making Progress On Washington Fire..Bear Valley & Lake Alpine Areas Open

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2015 11:47 AM
Markleeville, CA...Fire fighters continued to make progress on the Washington Fire, 8 miles south of Markleeville, California. The Bear Valley & Lake Alpine areas are open and largely smoke free. The fire which began last Friday has burned 17,205 acres and is 10 percent contained. For the safety of the public and due to fire suppression activities, Highways 4 and 89 in the Monitor and Ebbetts Pass areas remain closed. Several campgrounds along Highway 4 south of Markleeville as well as the Turtle Rock and Indian Creek campgrounds north of Markleeville remain closed. The Pacific Crest Trail remains open. Markleeville residents are under an evacuation advisory issued by Alpine County Sherriff’s office. No mandatory evacuations are in effect at this time...

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Yosemite Fire Update – June 12, 2015 #1.1

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/12/2015 10:05 PM
Yosemite, CA...Active Fires being monitored for multiple objectives: The current fires were started during the recent thunderstorms over the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Yosemite since early June. Precipitation associated with the recent lightning caused fires has put some out. The national weather service is predicting continued thunderstorm activity through the weekend at the Sierra Crest. All the fires are being monitored by Yosemite National Park firefighters.

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Fire Update...Glencoe Area Fire Quickly Contained

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/10/2015 02:23 AM
Glencoe, CA....On the afternoon of June 8th, there was a full wildland response to a vegetation fire on Hwy 26 in Glencoe. Firefighters made quick work of the blaze and kept it to a large spot fire. Details are enclosed...

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Outdoor Burning Suspended In California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Tuolumne – Calaveras Unit

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/28/2015 02:29 PM
San Andreas – As drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region, CAL FIRE has suspended all burn permits for outdoor open residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Tuolumne County, Calaveras County, Eastern Stanislaus County and Eastern San Joaquin County. This suspension takes effect June 1, 2015 and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris including branches and leaves....

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Fire Report...Riding Lawn Mower Sparks 4 1/2 Acre Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/12/2015 04:54 PM
Copperopolis, CA...A 4 1/2 Acres grass fire sparked by a riding lawn mower kept firefighters busy yesterday afternoon. Additional details are enclosed
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Fire Update...Structure Fire Near Sr49 / Parrotts Ferry Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/29/2015 09:42 PM
Sonora, CA....Firefighters are on scene and CHP is working traffic control near a structure fire near Sr49 / Parrotts Ferry Rd. Please use caution in the area.... Update as of 9:44pm...more units inbound and TCU command has issued a "move up and cover" order to balance out resources in the unit as this incident is worked...Update...Main house at Union Hill Inn burned. At fire peak up to 40 fire fighters from various agencies were on scene. The main house was severely damaged. Cal-Fire TCU has confirmed no injuries but main house and an adjacent building were a complete loss. They had engines on scene throughout the night...

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