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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/10/2018 10:00 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/10/2018 10:00 AM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM
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Donnell Fire Continues to Grow, Growth Heading into Alpine & Upper Calaveras. Now 23,824 Acres

Pinecrest, CA...Last night structure protection continued along Highway 108 including backfiring operations east of Douglas tract and around Baker Station. Crews also worked around the Bennett Juniper completing containment lines and allowing backfiring operations in the area, increasing protection around this legacy tree. Today’s red flag warning combined with critical fuel conditions may create the potential for rapid fire growth. Yesterday air support dropped 42,000 gallons of retardant along the Highway 108 corridor continuing structure protection in these areas. Fixed wing and helicopter support will continue today.


Click Above For Full Sized Map



With the increase in fire equipment and traffic around the Pinecrest area, the public is reminded to drive extra cautiously at this time.

RECREATION RESIDENCE AND FACILITY UPDATE: Mi-Wok/Summit District Ranger Sarah LaPlante completed contacting all permittees affected by the fire yesterday.

A Forest Closure Order for the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness on the Summit and Calaveras Ranger Districts went into effect yesterday. Spicer Reservoir is also within the closure area, campgrounds are open, but the lake is closed to visitor use. 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.

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: 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/



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LOCATION: Stanislaus National Forest, DATE STARTED: August 1, 2018,
ACRES: 23,824
PERCENT CONTAINED: 5%

STRUCTURES THREATENED: 220
STRUCTURES DESTROYED: 55
MINOR STRUCTURES DESTROYED: 81
TOTAL PERSONNEL: 643



Fire Resources include: 6 Hand Crews, 3 Helicopters, 42 Engines, 5 Dozers, 5 Water Tenders


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-08-10 10:12:06   By: Anonymous
 
F-ing wonderful!!!! Glad I got some good pics from the good old days...

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
    Posted on: 2018-08-10 10:33:28   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-10 10:50:41   By: Anonymous
     
    I hear you but also consider how many more live up and in there compared to the good ol' days. Along with all the dead trees and the forest floor growth from the end of the drought, it was prime. We might just to start to rethink all of this as cleansing. Without formal science and studies, even the Native Americans understood this.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-10 10:58:34   By: Anonymous
       
      Thanks, I needed that. Time won’t stop so, we move right along with it.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-08-10 11:51:23   By: Anonymous
         
        It's tough to see the devastation just the same, I get that. So many of us have such wonderful memories and perhaps those places will not be the same for some time.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-08-10 11:51:23   By: Anonymous
         
        It's tough to see the devastation just the same, I get that. So many of us have such wonderful memories and perhaps those places will not be the same for some time. We humans being just a little blip on the timeline.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-10 11:17:14   By: Anonymous
     
    You'll never know a fire came through in 200 years

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-10 15:59:39   By: Anonymous
     
    let it burn as long as people are not being hurt. the liberals refuse to allow it to be logged responsibly, they do not like cows grazing so just let it burn and nature do the work. it will grow back. just like cutting off all your hair for summer it will grow back.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-08-10 11:20:51   By: Anonymous
 
Won't be long the Donnell fire map will be colored brown!

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Wild Fires
Posted on: 2018-08-10 11:22:57   By: Anonymous
 
This is a good time to point out why creating the State of Jefferson may not be such a great idea. A mysterious fire occurred the other day out on the Camp 9 road about 4 miles in from Parrots Ferry Rd. Fortunately that location is only two minutes flight time from Cal Fire’s Columbia Air Base, so fire attack could begin rather quickly, while ground forces made the long drive to the fire. During that incident another much smaller fire occurred at Blue Lake Springs, Arnold. A full wildland response was heading toward that fire in a residential neighborhood, and for good reason. Overwhelm these fires with lots of hard hitting resources as fast as possible. Don’t mess around, go big with a rapid response.

The Carr Fire up at the Redding area has drawn fire crews from all over the state. Many of you may not realize that many of these firefighters and their apparatus come from city departments throughout the state. An example would be the 10 engines with 40 firefighters, two Battalion Chief Strike Team leaders, their command vehicles plus two aids, that responded on mutual aid 15 days ago from the bay side cities of San Mateo County. As I said there are firefighting personnel from all over the state assigned to this one fire. Today’s recourse count:
Total Fire Personnel 4,710, Engines 352, Hand Crews 76, Copters 16, Dozers 118, Water Tenders 125.

I need to know where in the heck the State of Jefferson is going to get this number of recourses? I read all those negative comments about folks that live below the 1,000 foot level, but don’t forget these are the dedicated people that respond to try and save your homes and property when bad things happen. [Old Gulch Fire, Darby Fire, Butte Fire] California won’t be responding in force anymore, and neither will the State of Nevada when bad things happen in Jefferson.

So, stand back and watch it burn.

THIS IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE. There are hundreds of others for you Jeff proponents.

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    Re: Wild Fires
    Posted on: 2018-08-10 11:35:28   By: Anonymous
     
    Getting worried Gavin?

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      Re: Wild Fires
      Posted on: 2018-08-10 11:49:04   By: Anonymous
       
      I'm being to think USFD wants this to be Calif. largest fire for the record books.

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        Re: Wild Fires
        Posted on: 2018-08-10 11:59:44   By: Anonymous
         
        They already hold the record for the biggest mud-skipper.

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          Water Tenders
          Posted on: 2018-08-10 14:19:18   By: Anonymous
           
          Can I get a side of Ranch?

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    Re: Wild Fires
    Posted on: 2018-08-10 11:58:55   By: Anonymous
     
    Oh more liberal hype! State of Jefferson would be welcomed by the real workers of this state!

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      Re: Wild Fires
      Posted on: 2018-08-10 12:01:37   By: Anonymous
       
      And by the baby ducks.

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        Re: Wild Fires
        Posted on: 2018-08-10 12:17:45   By: Anonymous
         
        Look at all the new snow parks your going to have.

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      Re: Wild Fires
      Posted on: 2018-08-10 12:43:29   By: Anonymous
       
      Only welfare ranchers and idiots would vote for Jefferson.

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        Re: Wild Fires
        Posted on: 2018-08-10 13:05:01   By: Anonymous
         
        Ban Flatlanders

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        Re: Wild Fires
        Posted on: 2018-08-10 13:41:50   By: Anonymous
         
        ANYTHING would be better than what we have now, jackass..

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          Re: Wild Fires
          Posted on: 2018-08-10 14:08:08   By: Anonymous
           
          Some of these comments are like a pimple, takes awhile for them to “go away.”

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            Re: Wild Fires
            Posted on: 2018-08-10 14:16:06   By: Anonymous
             
            Profanity

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              Back in the Old Coumtry
              Posted on: 2018-08-10 14:17:38   By: Anonymous
               
              We would call this a "forest fire".

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                Re: Back in the Old Coumtry
                Posted on: 2018-08-10 14:45:20   By: Anonymous
                 
                What's keeping terrorist's from setting this country on FIRE!!!!
                Mark my words, a terror group with books of matches could set the whole country on fire overwhelming resources and devastating our country,.

                Thank god w got rid of that do nothing spider monkey OBAMA and who did nothing to stop ISIS.
                We should call him, he could draw a line in the sand
                At least this president stand up for our country and puts America first.
                God forbid when the terrorist figure this out!

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                  Re: Back in the Old Coumtry
                  Posted on: 2018-08-10 16:07:07   By: Anonymous
                   
                  It must really bother you that Obama was the president that was able to bring down Osama bin Laden and not some orange idiot bastard. Maybe reread what you wrote as it doesn't make any sense. As alice montgomery the most famous calaveras county troller and her mini me steven the racist retarded smith would say. Incorrect! Nope wrong nonsensical sorry don't agree, state your source and prove it! Ban...

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                    Re: Baker the Facial Hamburger Maker
                    Posted on: 2018-08-10 16:27:26   By: Anonymous
                     
                    Obama didn't bring down OBL!
                    President GW Bush and the Navy Seals Spec Ops did.
                    Just because Obama was sleeping in The White House when the operation climaxed barely gets him a "participation award".

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                      Re: Baker the Facial Hamburger Maker
                      Posted on: 2018-08-10 19:03:29   By: Anonymous
                       
                      Check your facts again. More enemy casualties happened under Obama. He stepped up and continued to support our forces in Afghanistan and Iraq you moron. This is why so many Democractes didn't like him his second term. Its good Obama, George, and the military kept up. You can’t critically think. And your brain is stuck is political party dumb. Unable to understand or formulate anything that could win because your little pee brain is stuck in gear while trying to maneuver through the the poorly boxed circuitry in your head (ideas) and can’t move through them fast enough to construct an original thought that would produce anything worthwhile. Parrot idiot.

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                        Re: Baker the Facial Hamburger Maker
                        Posted on: 2018-08-11 08:53:57   By: Anonymous
                         
                        ^illiterate crazy pants

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So sad
Posted on: 2018-08-10 15:08:01   By: Anonymous
 
Many people on here do bashing instead of being concerned for people who have lost their homes and many like our family friend who has a 70 year old cabin in tamarack,ca in the path of this thing, which might be lost in it soon...the guy who built it was a ww2 veteran and is now 100 yrs old. Imagine this poor old guy loosing what he loved most? I’d feel terrible cuz I too have many fun memories at his cabin. U guys need to think about what is really going on. It’s serious and scary...politics and hate won’t help get this fire out...caring people will get it out...that’s my two cents...

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    Re: So sad
    Posted on: 2018-08-10 15:11:55   By: Anonymous
     
    Um, this fire is a LONG way from Tamarack. You might want to take a look at a map. . .

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      Re: So sad
      Posted on: 2018-08-10 15:15:46   By: Anonymous
       
      It’s at spicer and tamarack is one mile from the opening to it...oh it might be 5 miles but that big of a fire it will be there in no time...

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        Re: So sad
        Posted on: 2018-08-10 16:11:09   By: Anonymous
         
        Pay no mind to these illiterate, cheating the state couch potatoes. What they yell about is actually what they are. Not to mention this is what life consists of for themselves, writing nonsense on the pine tree..

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          Re: So sad
          Posted on: 2018-08-10 21:52:57   By: Anonymous
           
          IDIOT HILLBILLIES, WELFARE RANCERS AND HA HA MAN: DEMOGRAPHICS ARE AGAINST YOU!

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        Re: So sad
        Posted on: 2018-08-10 17:01:54   By: Anonymous
         
        First of all, it's not at Spicer. Second, there are miles of granite between Spicer and Tamarack. Granite doesn't burn. . .

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          Re: So sad
          Posted on: 2018-08-10 19:40:20   By: Anonymous
           
          Let's be honest. The granite outcroppings didn't do a damn thing to stop the Ramsey Fire from raging up the Stanislaus and demolishing parts of Gann's Meadow in 2012.

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            Re: So sad
            Posted on: 2018-08-10 19:58:45   By: Anonymous
             
            The Ramsey fire was much lower elevation and in the timber. This fire is high elevation with much less fuel density.

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              Re: So sad
              Posted on: 2018-08-10 20:47:15   By: Anonymous
               
              Incorrect. Check those elevations.

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                Re: So sad
                Posted on: 2018-08-10 21:06:29   By: Anonymous
                 
                Don't need to. I live here and worked it. Ramsey fire was as in much lower elevation and topography. You can't compare the two.

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                  Re: So sad
                  Posted on: 2018-08-11 00:04:00   By: Anonymous
                   
                  True, the Ramsey Fire started down canyon in the 5500 ft elevation range; however, on day 3, it burned uphill to highway 4 to the Gann's Meadow Area with elevations ranging from 6742 ft to 6888 ft. Spicer is 9 miles away as the crow flies and is at 6621 ft. elevation.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-08-10 20:03:06   By: Anonymous
 
The reality is, this fire should have never happened. The USFS new it was there the day of ignition. In fact, a USFS employee drove right past it when it was still roadside and did nothing.

There was plenty of opportunity to get on this fire and the USFS blew it.

Happens every few years due the USFS policy of "fire management".

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-10 20:08:17   By: Anonymous
     
    Most of these cabins in the Tamarack and Lake Alpine area are so fu**ing old that they need to be burned down. No one ever lives in them and they just sit there and rot.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-10 21:07:34   By: Anonymous
       
      Keep your Bay Area perspective in. . . The Bay Area.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-08-10 21:59:07   By: Anonymous
         
        IDIOT HILLBILLIES, WEFARE RANCHERS AND HA HA MAN. ARYAN NEO-NAZIS TRYING TO KEEP THINGS THE WAY THEY USE TO BE. ALL WHITE.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-08-10 22:10:02   By: Anonymous
           
          Yup. . . We don't need your kind up here.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-08-11 06:17:24   By: Anonymous
             
            There some brilliant opinion of view here.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-08-11 11:58:10   By: Anonymous
             
            IDIOT HILLBILLIES, WEFARE RANCERS AND HA HA MAN. DON'T GIVE A SCHIT WHAT YOU NEED.CRACKER. YOUR IVORY SOAP COMMUNITY IS CHANGING DUE TO DEMOGRAPHICS AND MILLENNIALS WAY OF THINKING.YOUR OLD WORLD IS RAPIDLY AGING. DO US A FAVOR AND CHECK OUT EARLY, ONE MORE REDNECK NAZI GONE!



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