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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/12/2018 09:39 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/12/2018 09:39 AM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM
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The Donnell Fire Morning Update...27,769 Acres, 20% Contained, Fire Edges Closer to Spicer

Pinecrest, CA...The fire laid down slightly through the night. As temperatures drop and humidity rises the fire is expected to be fuels driven less than wind driven so low fuel moistures and spotting will remain a concern. Structure protection continued ahead of the fire as it progressed slowly in an easterly direction at Kennedy Meadows and northeasterly out of Disaster Creek. Firefighters are making headway in an effort to protect Bennett Juniper by cutting hand and dozer line across Eagle Drainage. Mop up and hazard tree removal will continue in green pockets between structures along Hwy 108. Wildland use modules will continue working on the south-side of Spicer Reservoir in Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.




RECREATION RESIDENCE AND FACILITY UPDATE: Initial fire assessments have been completed for all recreation residence tracts along the108 corridor. All permittees have been contacted regarding the condition of their cabin/resort. The main store and lodge of the Dardanelle Resort, 14 of 16 cabins in the Wagner Tract, 36 of 57 cabins in the Brightman Tract, 2 of 2 cabins in the Buena Vista Tract, and 1 of 10 cabins in the Bone Springs Tract have been destroyed by the fire. No structures have been reported lost at Baker Station, Brightman Ranger Station, and cabins in Riverside, Cedar Grove, Deadman, Baker, East and West Douglas, and Twin Buttes Tracts. Firefighters continue to patrol and protect structures within the fire perimeter, and risk is still present from both fire and hazardous trees. Forest Service is contacting permittees as soon as more information becomes available.

Mandatory Evacuations: Still 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 8th.



Public Meeting: There will be a community meeting to provide update on the fire. It will be held on August 13, 2018 from 5pm to 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall at the Word of Life Church located at 24630 Mi Mi-Wuk, CA 95346.



Safety Note: With the increase in fire equipment and traffic around the Pinecrest area, the public is reminded to drive with extra caution. For those with respiratory issues, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommend using a tight-fitting N95 or P100 respirator to protect yourself from wildfire smoke.

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: 27,769 PERCENT CONTAINED: 20%

STRUCTURES THREATENED: 220 STRUCTURES DESTROYED: 54

INJURIES/ACCIDENTS: 0 MINOR STRUCTURES DESTROYED: 81

TOTAL PERSONNEL: 739



Fire Resources include: 10 Hand Crews, 5 Helicopters, 47 Engines, 5 Dozers, 9 Water Tenders



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Not good
Posted on: 2018-08-12 11:32:39   By: Anonymous
 
This is just great - no containment at all on the Spicer end so once it starts spotting over the river that leads to Spicer reservoir..... As the crow flies that is not that far from Dorrington, Arnold, etc. areas. It would have been good if US Forestry had been much more aggressive at the start of this fire - with planes and retardant - before it got such a good head start.

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    Re: Not good
    Posted on: 2018-08-12 11:55:28   By: Anonymous
     
    Too much smoke from other fires and the inversion layer - planes were not safe to fly when the Donnell first broke out, unfortunately. That and the fact that there just aren't enough trained pilots nor equipment available for what seems to be the new norm. There are seven 130C's that have been purchased from the coast guard, brokered by Sen. Feinstein and funded by congress but because of the contract process, it'll likely be two plus years before they're fitted to fight fires. It would seem fire season is getting ahead of our ability to even fund and staff.

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      Re: Not good
      Posted on: 2018-08-12 16:51:43   By: Anonymous
       
      Thanks for the input Jerry!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-08-12 11:42:00   By: Anonymous
 
In the past we have always been told humidity and cooler weather is what is needed to help fighting and knocking down these fires - now the humidity and lower temperatures are a negative causing more fire fuel - why the discrepancy???

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    Posted on: 2018-08-12 11:55:17   By: Anonymous
     
    It’s called a cluster F__K. No ryme nor reason other than protecting Kennedy Meadows. Oh well, we are helpless and they all know it. Just pray it doesn’t jump the inlet a toast our favorite campground. The campers there are such good folks and all the kids are fun. They pull bicycles off the road and wave to let cars by...crossing my fingers!!!!

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      Posted on: 2018-08-12 11:59:44   By: Anonymous
       
      If it does, it's just Mother Nature doing her thing. That forest has been allowed to overgrow for too long. Instead of criticizing how fires are attacked, please take the time to educate yourself about suitable conditions for flying. Oh, yea - that and the fact that there aren't enough planes or trained pilots. Perhaps someone in your extended family wants to train?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-12 11:55:18   By: Anonymous
     
    Because of Trump

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-12 11:57:26   By: Anonymous
     
    Pay attention to how quickly things change. Last week what you said applied. Yesterday the planes could fly and firefighters made good progress on containment on the Ferguson and a good start holding the Donell.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-08-12 12:03:52   By: Anonymous
 
UPDATE ! Granite will not burn !

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    Posted on: 2018-08-12 12:29:08   By: Anonymous
     
    Thanks so much for the positive input. Yes, scanner said planes and pilots were pulled from hollister. Perhaps this will eliminate the last of the bark beetle!! They seemed to survive winter. Yes, the forest does need attention, more so, people need to be accountable. Dirt, not water puts out a campfire.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-12 12:50:09   By: Anonymous
     
    Will too.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-12 12:53:35   By: Anonymous
       
      Do you believe everything your scanner tells you?
      Here, get a bucket and fill it 1/2 way w/ water then put your scanner in it.
      The little man in the scanner will start pleading for help, but before you help him make out some sort of agreement that the info he gives you is 100% correct.
      Uniden & Radio Shack doesn't tell you about this modification, but it works.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-08-12 12:58:40   By: Anonymous
         
        The scanner tells the truth. You are full of B.S.. put your head between your legs and, say a prayer for yourself. You really need it!

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-08-12 14:09:18   By: Anonymous
           
          Oh, while you have your head between your knees, put both hands behind your head to hold it down. “Now” continue to pray for yourself, at least three minutes. Tomorrow try two minutes. It’ll do you some good.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-08-12 17:03:04   By: Anonymous
           
          HAHAHAHAHA The Real Gloop... HAHAHAHAHA

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-08-12 13:00:25   By: Anonymous
         
        Ban Flatlanders

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-08-12 13:17:55   By: Anonymous
         
        Oh, for goodness sake. Willing to bet you nor your ilk have ever served in the forest service or fighting. Just another armchair quarterback with limited knowledge and willing to spread rumor and innuendo. Also betting you'd be among the first to say they need to protect your little place under the trees.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-08-12 14:27:23   By: Anonymous
           
          I'm willing to bet you have never had to evacuate, packing you car to the brim knowing your home will likely burn down. Easy to judge others if you have not been through this awful trauma. Any fire that is moving closer to your safety zone is like a "red flag"!

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-08-12 23:47:16   By: Anonymous
             
            No, but I did eat the neighbor's dogs.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-12 13:15:39   By: Anonymous
     
    Spotting does not pay attention to granite!

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-12 15:11:01   By: Anonymous
       
      Winds from the WNW, blowing away from so, sotiing unlikely heading to the Dorrington area.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-08-12 16:56:20   By: Anonymous
         
        Thanks Mark Finan!

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-08-12 17:50:28   By: Anonymous
           
          You're welcome pilgram


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-08-12 13:25:00   By: Anonymous
 
The closer it gets to Spicer, the more risk for embers to blow across. The much needed clearing/thinning of the forests is good thing - burning towns and communities to accomplish it, is not. Let's not shoot ourselves in the foot!!!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-12 14:36:43   By: Anonymous
     
    Any flatlander already is packed up and ready to roll away from danger. Blue prints, pictures, deeds, documents, video of contents, etc. friends in Santa Rosa and butte fire, lesson learned. One waits to be told to evacuate, to late!!! Just keep the head between knees, you can recover.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-12 14:39:47   By: Anonymous
       
      No more than 20 minutes to evacuate. Full tank of diesel, travel trailer secured, with 80 gallons of water, bring it on!!!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-08-12 16:59:12   By: Anonymous
         
        When the fire burns down your home you will be trailer trash.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-08-12 17:13:40   By: Anonymous
           
          Haha, the travel trailer cost more than the house. You gotta be 10 years old and forgot to go to school and definitely, never had a job....

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-08-12 18:53:28   By: Anonymous
             
            President Trump is right. If the forest would have been managed right by reducing the fire hazard then California would not be burning now.

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2018-08-12 19:28:13   By: Anonymous
               
              If the dog hadn't stopped to take a pee he woulda caught the rabbit. Fact is they didn't it did and what are we gonna change now?


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                Re:
                Posted on: 2018-08-12 23:48:55   By: Anonymous
                 
                what?

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