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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/09/2018 08:59 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/09/2018 09:35 AM
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Donnell Fire 8am Update August 9, 21,097 Acres, 6% Contained, 136 Structures Lost

Pinecrest, CA...The fire pushed further up the Arnot and Disaster Creek drainages to the northeast. The fire crossed Douglas Creek on the north side of Highway 108. Overnight crews continued to make progress constructing dozer and hand lines off the Eagle Meadow (5N01) Road. Increased fire activity is expected today due to the lifting of the inversion layer and stronger southwest winds. Structure protection continues to be the priority along Highway 108 and the Eagle Meadow Road, including protecting the Bennett Juniper.


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RECREATION RESIDENCE AND FACILITY UPDATE: As of August 8, at 8:45 PM the Wagner and Riverside recreation tracts and Dardanelle Resort reviews have been completed and all permittees contacted regarding the condition of their cabin/resort. Fourteen of 16 cabins in the Wagner Tract as well as the Dardanelle Store were destroyed in the fire. None of the cabins within the Riverside Tract were destroyed. The assessment team continues to evaluate structure conditions along Highway 108, and the Forest Service is contacting permittees as soon as information is available.

Highway 108 is still closed at Eagle Meadow Road from the west and at the top of Sonora Pass on the east side. The Alpine County Sheriff’s Office has closed the gate at the junction of Highway 4 and Highlands Lake Road (Forest Service Road 8N01). The Pacific Crest Trail has also been closed between Highway 108 and Highway 4 for public safety.



The incident is in Unified Command with Central Coast Interagency Incident Management Team, Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office and Tuolumne County Fire Department.

The fire started at the inlet of Donnell Reservoir and continues to burn along the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River in steep and inaccessible terrain. It has spread to both sides of Highway 108 near Brightman. The fire is burning north into the Carson Iceberg Wilderness between the Arnot Creek and Disaster Creek drainages and east to Eureka Valley along Highway 108.

Mandatory Evacuations: In effect along Highway 108 from Eagle Meadow Road to Kennedy Meadows (all residences and campgrounds) as well as all along Eagle Meadow Road (5N01) and the Clark Fork Road area. No new mandatory evacuations have been ordered.

Advisory Evacuation for Mill Creek area was put into effect on August 8.

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 on the fire please go to https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6092/

Fire Information Line: (209) 536-5388 donnellfirestf1918@gmail.com

LOCATION: Stanislaus National Forest DATE STARTED: August 1, 2018

ACRES: 21,097 PERCENT CONTAINED: 6%

STRUCTURES THREATENED: 220 STRUCTURES DESTROYED: 55

INJURIES/ACCIDENTS: 0 MINOR STRUCTURES DESTROYED: 81


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Posted on: 2018-08-09 09:24:17   By: Anonymous
 
Only hope wind doesn’t send this into spicer. My favorite local place to camp......

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    Posted on: 2018-08-09 09:51:47   By: Anonymous
     
    WAS

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      Posted on: 2018-08-09 10:19:16   By: Anonymous
       
      Ban Flatlanders

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        Posted on: 2018-08-09 10:44:15   By: Anonymous
         
        Ban Flatlanders that call people Flatlanders.

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          Posted on: 2018-08-09 11:46:38   By: Anonymous
           
          Ban flatlanders that tell other flatlanders to ban flatlanders for trying to ban flatlanders. Ok?

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            Posted on: 2018-08-09 11:47:40   By: Anonymous
             
            ban townies

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              Posted on: 2018-08-09 21:25:48   By: Anonymous
               
              Good point. Responsible for most of the fires these past few years.

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      Posted on: 2018-08-09 11:13:13   By: Anonymous
       
      IS--- Spicer is still there.

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    Posted on: 2018-08-09 10:42:03   By: Anonymous
     
    Mammoth mountain is a good spot also. If not, June loop is awesome.

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      Posted on: 2018-08-09 11:54:23   By: Anonymous
       
      Hell's Canyon if it survives but it is one hell of a drive back in there but once in the bottom is is very lovely.


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        Posted on: 2018-08-09 15:01:01   By: Anonymous
         
        I like 23rd. & Cutting Blvd in Richmond.

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          Posted on: 2018-08-10 06:32:16   By: Anonymous
           
          Doesn't hold a candle to 23rd and MacDonald.

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            Posted on: 2018-08-10 07:54:34   By: Anonymous
             
            When I visited Richmond at night all I seen was the whites of the eyes and white teeth

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      Posted on: 2018-08-09 14:02:25   By: Anonymous
       
      Take the guns away from Ghandi!

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      Posted on: 2018-08-09 14:42:12   By: Anonymous
       
      Jeez, haven't you learned not to tell people your favorite places to go YET? Keep it up and next time you go, you won't be able to camp or your favorite places will be taken, all because you blabbered. Add to that, all the garbage that some of our locals leave and you have no one to blame but yourself, yes it's locals too, and we all know it. A couple of bad apples....
      I know, sad but true.

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        Posted on: 2018-08-09 14:43:11   By: Anonymous
         
        Oh I forgot, thank you to all of the fire fighters, and please stay safe.

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        Posted on: 2018-08-09 16:14:58   By: Anonymous
         
        No worry about these readers going to favorite places. Most don’t have a way to even get there!! One can tell the mentality by their comments. Butt holes, jacked up turbo, The gloop, HAHAHA idiot etc. couldn’t find their way to momma’s house!!!!

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          Posted on: 2018-08-09 20:22:28   By: Anonymous
           
          RACIST!

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            Posted on: 2018-08-10 06:26:43   By: Anonymous
             
            HAHAHAHA The Real Gloop... HAHAHAHAHA

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    Re: Moonbeam
    Posted on: 2018-08-09 13:20:10   By: Anonymous
     
    Gov. Moonbeam please send your $7 Billion Space Train , you POS !!

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      Re: Moonbeam liberals democrats are all full of shit
      Posted on: 2018-08-09 14:45:22   By: Anonymous
       
      Maybe he can load it full of retardant and.....oh that's right, the train is for city slickers only. Those billions we have to pay for sure worked out great for us....again.

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      Re: Moonbeam
      Posted on: 2018-08-09 21:30:30   By: Anonymous
       
      Understand your perspective but he is the governor of all of California. There is no room (and thus affordability) for people to live in the south bay anymore and that's where the jobs are. There is also no more room on our highways for people to commute from one and two hours away. The bullet train and commuter trains in general are a solution to still making this employment model/commute work. It's a very different world than what many in the foothills deal with or understand but a fact of the hubs of CA.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-08-09 10:24:54   By: Anonymous
 
HAHAHAHA The Real Gloop... HAHAHAHAHA

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    Posted on: 2018-08-09 10:53:18   By: Anonymous
     
    The Real Gloop = the Hershey hiway

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      Posted on: 2018-08-09 11:00:54   By: Anonymous
       
      Anyone claiming to be "the real"-anything, probably isn't, and in this case it's true,


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        Posted on: 2018-08-09 11:07:55   By: Anonymous
         
        unless they say they are a real A__HOLE and that is usually true

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          Posted on: 2018-08-09 11:57:54   By: Anonymous
           
          No they aren't.

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            Posted on: 2018-08-09 13:16:38   By: Anonymous
             
            HAHAHAHAHA The Real Real Gloop!!! HAHAHAHAHA

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              Posted on: 2018-08-09 13:19:14   By: Anonymous
               
              I had the Hershey squirts this morning!

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                Posted on: 2018-08-09 14:03:42   By: Anonymous
                 
                I heard gavin newsome got you drunk then had gay butt-sex with you.

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                  Posted on: 2018-08-09 14:37:12   By: Anonymous
                   
                  And you where hanging on Gov. Moonbeam's meat!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-08-09 16:44:06   By: Anonymous
 
How to see how this doesn't get to Spicer. Terrible shame.

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    Posted on: 2018-08-09 17:26:36   By: Anonymous
     
    They are letting it burn all the way to Spicer. It is a shame, but you can see from the picture it is more sparsely treed. Hopefully no big winds. For sure all the smoke and particles are not healthy for the water.

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      Posted on: 2018-08-09 18:08:24   By: Anonymous
       
      Seen several dozen dead trout on the shore line of Spicer Res.

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        Posted on: 2018-08-09 18:22:24   By: Anonymous
         
        The water in good shape it's just going out to the ocean!

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          Posted on: 2018-08-09 21:32:14   By: Anonymous
           
          You heard Trump Tweet that, didn't you? lol

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        Posted on: 2018-08-09 20:00:31   By: Anonymous
         
        Those were the smart ones.

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          Posted on: 2018-08-09 22:29:11   By: Anonymous
           
          The area east of Spicer is so dense is some places with downed trees from previous fires and no thnning that if it does get there in some places it would be a be a benefit to burn because nobody else is going to clear it out. There is no political BS associated with that, just reality.

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            Posted on: 2018-08-10 12:25:15   By: Anonymous
             
            Get some of those Tree Huggers to get up there and hug those live trees , the fire should go around them , tree saved .

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