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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/06/2018 08:25 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/06/2018 08:25 AM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM
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Donnell Fire Explodes to 12,000 Acres, 1% Contained & Public Meeting Tonight.

Pinecrest, CA...The Donnell Fire started on August 1 near the east side of Donnell Lake. The fire is burning primarily along the north bank of the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River in steep and rough terrain with heavy standing dead and down timber. The fire has been managed as full suppression incident from the start. Due to the other large fires in the region and state, firefighters are extremely scarce. Handcrews and engines have been ordered and are pending. Other local incident management teams are sharing aircraft and personnel as needed. There will be a community meeting Monday August 6th at the Pinecrest Ampitheatre at 5 pm. Fire managers will be present to talk about the current fire conditions and answer questions from the public.



Click Above Images For Full Sized Map



Today, crews provided structure protection along Highway 108. Aircraft dropped retardant around the repeater site near Double Dome. The fire spread to the south and crossed Highway 108 near the Brightman Tract. It expanded on the north side into the Arnot Creek and Disaster Creek. The fire had minimal growth on the west side near Donnell Lake. A mandatory evacuation was issued on Eagle Meadow Road (5NO1) due to the fire spotting and threatening structures.

The fire is burning in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness and across the Clark Fork Road towards Bald Peak. Firefighters are using MIST (Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics) where appropriate. The fire continues to burn into the 2017 McCormick Fire, slowing its growth on the northeast flank.

A mandatory evacuation continues between Eagle Meadow Road and Kennedy Meadows, including all campgrounds and residences.

As of 6 am today, the Central Coast Interagency Incident Management Team (Lee Rickard, IC) assumed management of the fire.

Visitors and residents are advised that smoke to the west of Pinecrest is likely coming from the Ferguson Fire.

Currently, the Pacific Crest Trail at Sonora Pass is open, but hikers are advised that a closure is likely due to public safety as the fire spreads toward Sonora Summit.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS: Mandatory evacuation from Highway 108 at Eagle Meadow Road to Kennedy Meadows was implemented at 9 am today. Eagle Meadow Road (5NO1) was closed and evacuated today.

For more information about the Stanislaus National Forest, visit us at www.fs.usda.gov/stanislaus, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StanislausNF, or “follow” us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/StanislausNF.

For more information please go to http://www.inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/ or contact us by email at donnellfirestf1918@gmail.com.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-08-06 08:31:49   By: Anonymous
 
The Post was taken down earlier by pinetree but it read fire has slowed. True meaning of fake news

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    Posted on: 2018-08-06 10:11:33   By: thepinetree
     
    We did adjust the headline. Yesterday they reported fire progression as 5,800 to 6,000 acres. So we did figure a positive spin on the headline (Growth Rate Slows) as it was reported as only 200 acres. So yes our reporting did reflect vastly optimistic mapping.

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      Posted on: 2018-08-06 14:48:41   By: Anonymous
       
      So the "men" in charge of this one spent the last 7 days eating doughnuts and playing with their crayons on the map. Gee, you think those afternoon winds are going to blow the fire up the canyon? Any place we could cut lines across the canyon? Duhhhhhh.....Result, a 12,000 acre fire that's totally out of control. Nice.....You guys should resign, or be fired. Period! Done!

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        Posted on: 2018-08-06 17:21:18   By: Anonymous
         
        Yep! 100 Mexicans with chainsaws and rakes would have put a defensible line across that canyon in 6 hours. That is racist and that is also true. CalFire and the FS need to get real.

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          Re: Obama Did This!
          Posted on: 2018-08-06 20:21:37   By: Anonymous
           
          Obama is responsible for this runaway wildfire.

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            Re: Obama Did This!
            Posted on: 2018-08-06 20:22:59   By: Anonymous
             
            Cut it, Graze it or Watch it Burn.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-06 11:16:04   By: Anonymous
     
    that is yesterday's mapping. the new map has dingles like a big old wiener.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-08-06 08:33:47   By: Anonymous
 
Thank you Pine Tree for sharing this information. It's very upsetting to those of us with loved ones on the front lines to hear the ongoing critics. The reality is there are not enough trained firefighters, pilots and even planes to respond to the fires raging.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-06 08:36:51   By: Anonymous
     
    Ban Flatlanders

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-06 08:56:30   By: Anonymous
       
      How about thanking our governor. This man has wasted tons and tons of our money. We “the people” work hard and pay premium in taxes. Not only wears blinders but has deaf ears. Self centered and arrogant plus egotistical is his only M.O. It’s obvious, this guy couldn’t care less. Hopeless and useless. Better vote for John Cox, gonna take time but, fixable.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-08-06 09:39:52   By: Anonymous
         
        Thank ourselves for giving so much carbon dioxide and other gasses to the atmosphere and disrupting normal atmospheric energy cycles. The results include extreme drought, higher temperatures, etc.

        You are right, this is a political problem. But it is not a Democrat or Republican problem. It is collectively our problem. Changing the Governor from one party to another is not going to improve our condition. We need to change our use of energy and get off, among other things, carbon-based energy systems like oil and gas.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-08-06 10:08:08   By: Anonymous
           
          But my truck... my chainsaw... my weedeater... my love of dumping gasoline on things and lighting them on fire...

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-06 08:52:04   By: Anonymous
     
    Yes. Thank you PineTree.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-06 08:56:24   By: Anonymous
       
      We need John on the front line reporting.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-08-06 09:15:05   By: Anonymous
         
        So very correct. Unless we want these conditions to continue, there has to be a change for the better. Before voting in November, all of us need to take a deep look into who we elect. We elected this guy multiple terms. There must be something wrong with those voting. For this state to rebound, make the right decision.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-08-06 09:18:25   By: Anonymous
         
        Do you mean, cutting and pasting incident reports from calfire and other agencies?
        Because that’s as close to reporting as John gets. He doesn’t actually write ANYTHING he posts here.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-08-06 09:34:29   By: Anonymous
           
          Even if that's the case, he's on it and makes the info available quickly for which I'm grateful.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-08-06 10:36:28   By: Anonymous
           
          Then move on and get your news somewhere else out of the county. The rest of us can use this site for information and public reported issues without having you here.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-08-06 10:44:15   By: Anonymous
           
          Dude, It isn't just Pine Tree. Dig below surface and you will see that 80 - 90 percent of all news is press release or social media driven. It is ok though as do you know how many times I have seen some Jr. reporter try to make a story their own and do "real" reporting and get even the facts wrong? Just give me that facts.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-08-06 10:51:59   By: Anonymous
             
            You are right, many articles are just computer generated now.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-06 10:18:59   By: Anonymous
     
    Who ever you are, you need to stop and think. Many of us (so called by you) "critics" have had loved ones on the front lines before you, Fathers, brothers, sisters, etc... It was called THE VIETNAM WAR!!!!!! We were young then, but we know now that nothing is going to change unless we use our voices and numbers to speak out about wrongs. We will not be complacent again, RETHINK WHAT YOU ARE SAYING!!!!

    We wish you and your family safety in the huge fires, and thank those on the front lines. But you are selfish and not looking at the big picture here.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-06 10:59:48   By: Anonymous
       
      No one said anything about comparing fire fighters to those who served in Viet Nam. Talk about a knee-jerk reaction.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-08-06 11:20:27   By: Anonymous
         
        It is a war on fire here in California right now. And the brave are on the ground with not enough qualified in charge, and not enough air cover. It is exactly comparable to war. Talk to a Veteran.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-08-06 18:13:03   By: Anonymous
           
          Okay - then why the argument with the original poster? Your logic fails.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-08-06 19:20:06   By: Anonymous
             
            Charlie has an F.O.B. set up there, we've gotta keep the Viet Cong from receiving food and munitions!

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2018-08-06 20:28:40   By: Anonymous
               
              Those zipperheads probably started this fire boiling rice and cooking cats.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-06 11:05:21   By: Anonymous
       
      Yes, I agree complacency is the number one foe of democracy. More should be speaking up on current issues in the country but that's off topic. Thank you for your service to this country but it does not give you some greater knowledge of firefighting and its operation.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-06 11:06:56   By: Anonymous
       
      Start drinking a little early today, gramps? The poster did not make a connection to other service veterans. It is a point well taken though that criticism of boots on the ground can be demoralizing. If you were indeed in Viet Name, you might remember that.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-06 11:11:57   By: Anonymous
     
    You calling others "critics" should speak face to face with one of the few surviving War Veterans. Veterans that even now, can hardly speak about men dying all around them on the front lines without shedding tears. Left in a foreign country without back up or air cover.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-06 11:28:18   By: Anonymous
       
      Thank you for your service but what does being a war veteran have to do with your expertise in fire fighting?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-08-06 09:20:49   By: Anonymous
 
What lake is that in the upper left hand corner of the fire map Donnell or Spicer?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-06 09:27:00   By: Anonymous
     
    Donnell,


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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-06 09:27:46   By: Anonymous
       
      Thank You

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-06 09:35:02   By: Anonymous
     
    Spicer is the lake in the upper left corner, Donnell Res is at the lower left where the fire started

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-06 10:59:47   By: Anonymous
       
      exactly....people dont read....duh...its called the Donnell fire because it started at Donnell res!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-08-06 15:06:16   By: Anonymous
         
        Thank You Mr. Know It All for your input

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-06 11:22:45   By: Anonymous
     
    Tittycaca

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-08-06 10:38:02   By: Anonymous
 
Anyone tired of watching fire updates, and see 10 overweight so called fire fighters standing behind the stooge that is talking? What is their job? Certainly not putting the fire out! How can you be fighting fire when your uni is starch clean, and you look like your going to the prom? By the way, I'm a combat, Vietnam veteran and comparing a fire fighter to us is a slap in the face! Absolutely no comparison!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-06 11:03:12   By: Anonymous
     
    Their job is to plan attacks and direct personnel, many of these people you criticize were once the young bucks on the fires and have a wealth of fire knowledge. It's after all a military operation of sorts - coordinating boots on the ground and available resources. Think of it more that way and consider the equipment carried and the extreme temps and terrain. Direct firefighting is a young and fit person's job. Does not mean because someone is aging they cannot bring skills.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-06 17:03:01   By: Anonymous
       
      Well that wealth of knowledge doesn't seem to have been good for much other than guaranteeing the fire doubled in size every day since it started. 10 guys with cans of shi+ for brains.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-08-06 18:11:49   By: Anonymous
         
        And a lack of resources. Not enough manpower or planes for the new norm that I don't have to describe further. Perhaps encourage young people in your own family to become firefighters and pilots.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-06 11:30:42   By: Anonymous
     
    Who did here? There's just one guy saying because he's a Viet Nam vet he shouldn't be criticized for disparaging fire service personnel.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-06 11:34:04   By: Anonymous
     
    You know, I'd rather have a couple of these middle-aged, burly types coming to rescue me than the washed out, beer swilling and bellied ones we see daily in our grocery stores.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-08-06 11:17:52   By: Anonymous
 
Their job is to collect a huge pension, and perks most military people can only dream of!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-06 11:26:33   By: Anonymous
     
    The Donnell fire should have been extinguished on day l. This is a USFS clusterfork.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-06 14:25:40   By: Anonymous
       
      Are you the same person who said 'let it burn, there's nothing there'?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-06 11:32:38   By: Anonymous
     
    Ah, here we go - the true heart of your criticism. You perceive the fire services' pension as larger than yours as a combat vet. More of Trump's America - blame each other and divide and conquer instead of looking at who makes these decisions.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-06 11:55:39   By: Anonymous
       
      Could this fire make it across to hiway 4???????

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-08-06 12:33:48   By: Anonymous
         
        Yes it's called Donnell fire hiway 4 will be exempt.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-08-07 06:01:26   By: Anonymous
         
        I don't know about Highway 4 but there's nothing to stop it from being at the backside of Spicer within a few days.

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Plenty of money
Posted on: 2018-08-06 15:21:09   By: Anonymous
 
California's politicians have plenty of money to spend on follies like the "high speed rail" that won't be very high speed but they have no money to spend on fire suppression and prevention.

That illegal alien who needs free stuff is far more important to a politician than your silly fire.

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    Re: Plenty of money
    Posted on: 2018-08-06 15:50:44   By: Anonymous
     
    Profanity

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      Re: Plenty of money
      Posted on: 2018-08-06 17:56:09   By: Anonymous
       
      *woe

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      Re: Plenty of money
      Posted on: 2018-08-06 18:16:28   By: Anonymous
       
      Well said. We should also add to the above comment that fire suppression doesn't work. That's a big part of how we got here.

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    Re: Plenty of money
    Posted on: 2018-08-06 18:13:26   By: Anonymous
     
    Give me a break. This is Forest Service....Federal. California has nothing to do with it except for providing CalFire Mutual Aid to the extent that they can with the other fires already burning. Send your message to whoever the President and Interior Department Secretary is.

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      Re: Plenty of money
      Posted on: 2018-08-06 18:18:12   By: Anonymous
       
      Because we all know Trump's got your back and California's, Mr. Blame it on everyone but yourself.

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        Re: Plenty of money
        Posted on: 2018-08-06 18:19:24   By: Anonymous
         
        (Replying not to above but to the vet in this thread that understands far more apparently about how to fight a fire and get aid.)

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          No Place Is Safe Anymore...
          Posted on: 2018-08-06 19:25:31   By: Anonymous
           
          Napalm all their hooches, the shoot all their oxen.

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            Re: No Place Is Safe Anymore...
            Posted on: 2018-08-06 21:20:43   By: Anonymous
             
            You can't do that to the Forest Service and their fat cows.

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