Tuolumne County, CA... The prescribed fire is located south of Pinecrest and adjacent to Forest Service Roads 4N26 (Crabtree Road), 4N68Y (Sheering Creek Road), and 4N10. Locations are Township 4N Range 18E Sections 21, 22, 27, 28.
Ignition of the Experimental Forest VDTS Prescribed Burn will commence on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 and continue through late May. Burn days will vary slightly and are contingent on weather, fuel moisture, and air quality. All burning is monitored and conducted in accordance with state and county air quality guidelines and closely coordinated with local county air quality control districts....
Fire Update...Prescribed Burns Progressing in Yosemite (Updated wth Time Lapse)
Posted by: John_Hamilton on 04/23/2013 07:04 PM
Yosemite, CA...Fire crews finished the Wawona Northwest prescribed fire last night, although some smoke may be present in the Wawona area for the next week or two. This prescribed fire improved forest health and reduced the risk of wildlife affecting Wawona. In this photo, you can see fire crews from Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Point Reyes National Seashore, Sierra National Forest, North Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite National Park....
Wawona NW Prescribed Fire time lapse video from Gary Wuchner
Fire Update...Structure Fire off of Parrotts Ferry
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/02/2013 09:50 PM
Sonora, CA...Crews are working a structure fire off of Parrotts Ferry. Traffic is being affected in the area... Update as of 9:56pm...Just checked in the TCU Command Center and the fire was contained to the flu and was not allowed to spread to the rest of the home. Great job crews!!
Fire Update...Small Vegetation Fire is South Tuolumne County Holding at One Acre
Posted by: John_Hamilton on 09/14/2012 01:15 PM
Groveland, CA...The one acre vegetation fire in South Tuolumne County on USFS land is holding at one acre and withing retardant lines. When we checked in with the USFS they were in the process of getting hose lines around the fire. Smoke from this fire was spotted earlier this morning.
Final Michel Fire Update, 23 Acres, Damage to the deck of one house; one barn damaged, one pump house destroyed.
Posted by: thepinetree on 09/12/2012 01:30 PM
San Andreas, CA...CAL-FIRE has issued what will probably be the final update on what ended up being the 23 acre Michel Fire yesterday. Cooperating Agencies: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; Central Fire, Mokelumne Hill Fire, San Andreas Fire, West Point Fire. The fire damaged the deck of one house; one barn damaged, one pump house destroyed. Full details enclosed...
Forward Progress of Michel Fire Has Been Stopped. 23 Acres, 1 Structure Damaged, 50% Contained
Posted by: thepinetree on 09/11/2012 02:57 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...The Michel Incident is at 5000 Block Michel Road, Mountain Ranch and is 23 acres and 50% contained. It was first reported at 12:16pm. There are 15 Engines, 4 Fire Crews, 1 Buldoxer, 2 Air Tankers, 1 Helicopter, 4 Water Tenders and 1 Air Attack. 140 Personnel are currently assigned to the fire. In addition to CAL-FIRE Cooperating Agencies are: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; Central Fire, Mokelumne Hill Fire, San Andreas Fire, West Point Fire. and 1 structure was damaged. Full details enclosed...
Photos Above Are From Jeff Rasmussen of the Crews Mopping Up the Michel Fire
Thunderstorms move through Tuolumne – Calaveras Unit ~From TCU PIO Lisa Williams
Posted by: John_Hamilton on 09/05/2012 12:54 PM
SAN ANDREAS – Tuolumne – Calaveras Unit is experiencing several lightning strikes associated with thunderstorm cells moving through the area. There have been a total of 7 confirmed lightning caused fires. 6 of the fires have been held to 1 acre or less. The largest fire is the SALT incident located at Salt Spring Valley Road and Hunt Road approximately 13 miles north of the community of Copperopolis. The SALT incident is 50 acres and the fire’s forward spread has been stopped and no structures were threatened....