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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/31/2017 09:38 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/31/2017 09:38 AM
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Railroad Fire Update....Hwy 41 Closed Into Yosemite, 1,901 Acres, Community Meeting in Oakhurst Tonight

Oakhurst, CA...There will be a community meeting Thursday, August 31 at the Community Center in Oakhurst at 7 pm. The fire was active yesterday and grew primarily toward the north and east. Firefighters continue to build direct and indirect line to protect the community of Fish Camp, Sugar Pine, and the Yosemite Mountain Ranch. Dry conditions and tree mortality are contributing to fast growth of the fire. A mandatory evacuation has been issued by the Sherriff’s Office to the communities of Fish Camp and Sugar Pine. A Red Cross shelter has been set up at the Community Center in Oakhurst.

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Highway 41 has a hard closure north of Cedar Valley Drive to the South Entrance to Yosemite National Park, and Highway 41 south from Wawona to the South Entrance of Yosemite.

Yosemite visitors should use Highway 49 to Highway 140 or 120 for entrance to the National Park. The Summerdale and Big Sandy Campgrounds on the Sierra National Forest are also closed.

Concern is for firefighter safety due to the heat and snags in steep terrain. Temperatures remain above normal with lower relative humidity levels dominating the area. Extreme heat is expected to stay in the area throughout the week.
Resources assigned to the fire include 7 crews, 4 helicopters, 21 engines, 6 dozers, 7 water tenders.

The South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team assumed command of the fire at 1800 August 30, 2017.


Basic Information

Current as of 8/31/2017, 8:23:33 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Unknown
Date of Origin Tuesday August 29th, 2017 approx. 01:00 PM
Location Located between communities of Sugar Pine and Fish Camp along State Route 41
Incident Commander Deron Mills, SCSIIMT

Current Situation

Total Personnel 327
Size 1,901 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Sunday October 08th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved Brush and Timber
Significant Events Active, Spotting, Short crown runs


Planned Actions Construct direct and indirect line. Provide structure protection and implement firing operations when necessary.
Projected Incident Activity Fire will continue to spread north and east within the community of Fish Camp and Yosemite Mountain Ranch property.
Remarks The South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team (Mills) is now in command. Tree mortality is creating an increased safety risk for personnel engaged on this fire. Personnel are reporting tree failures occurring at high rates after being weakened by fire passage.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns Yesterday's unstable atmosphere will continue to contribute to vertical plume development and the threat of thunderstorms. Temperatures will remain above normal and overnight recovery continue to be poor for several more days.

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Posted on: 2017-08-31 15:33:39   By: Anonymous
huge beetle kill area just move the people out of the way, protect structures and let it burn

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