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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/28/2018 09:35 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/28/2018 09:37 AM
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Donnell Fire Incident Command Post Moves to Bear Valley

Bear Valley, CA...The Donnell Fire area is approximately 36,288 acres and continues to burn on the eastern perimeter into and within the Carson-Iceburg Wilderness. Yesterday the fire continued to slowly burn through mixed conifer, timber understory and the forest floor with very short range spotting into islands of available fuels. The fire burned in a mosaic, patchy pattern versus a continuous flaming front. The main fire camp and incident command post have moved to Bear Valley Mountain Resort to better support the crews working on the north and east sides of the fire. The satellite camp in Kennedy Meadows and command post at Pinecrest School remain to support firefighters working on the southeast side of the fire area.


Heat Map From August 28th



Firefighters are focusing on building and strengthening fire lines on the northern and eastern edge of the fire. This portion of the fire is in remote, rugged country and crews are spiking out to work in these areas. In addition, the Redding Smokejumpers, who are largely self-sufficient on the fire line, are assisting with these efforts and looking for opportunities to build fireline directly ahead of the fire.

Crews will continue to scout and seek opportunities along the north side of the fire using a combination of direct and indirect tactics as well as confine and contain with natural barriers strategies. To the south crews will mop up and patrol the fire line and continue fire suppression repair as well as hazard tree mitigation.

The fire closure area and trail closures remain in effect. Firefighters are actively working on fire suppression repair and hazard tree felling to mitigate impacts and eventually reopen the area to the public. Please respect these closure and stay out of this landscape for your own safety and that of the firefighters working in the area.

Trail Closures: The Pacific Crest Trail is closed between Highway 108 and Highway 4.

The fire area is closed under Fire Closure Order STF-16-2018-011. However the order opened Highland Lakes Road (Forest Service Road 8N01) to Tryon Meadow only. Pacific Valley Campground is open but the trails at the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness boundary are closed.

Forest Closure Area: The forest area impacted by the fire remains closed. Please check Fire Closure Order STF-16-2018-011 on the Stanislaus National Forest Webpage: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alert/stanislaus/alerts-notices. This includes all residences and campgrounds along Eagle Meadow Road (5N01), the Highway 108 corridor, and the Clark Fork Road area. Property owners may obtain permits for access through the Summit Ranger District.

OPEN: Highway 108 for through traffic only – please do not stop while we continue to work between Eagle Meadow Road (5N01) and Sonora Pass. Kennedy Meadows Resort, Baker Campground, and Deadman Campground are open.

For more information about the Stanislaus National Forest, visit: www.fs.usda.gov/stanislaus

Donnell Fire Update

Tuesday, August 28, 2018



Southern California Incident Management Team 1

Chris Fogle, Incident Commander


Donnell Fire Information: 916-216-2190

Donnell Fire Email: donnellfirestf1918@gmail.com

Donnell Fire Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6092/

Donnell Fire Facebook: www.facebook.com/StanislausNF



Fire Statistics:

LOCATION: Stanislaus National Forest

DATE STARTED: August 1, 2018

ACRES: 36,288 acres

PERCENT CONTAINED: 63%

STRUCTURES THREATENED: 220

STRUCTURES DESTROYED: 54

INJURIES/ACCIDENTS: 6

MINOR STRUCTURES DESTROYED: 81

TOTAL PERSONNEL: 654

Fire Resources include: 16 Hand Crews, 7 Helicopters, 20 Engines, 5 Water Tenders


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This is worrying
Posted on: 2018-08-28 09:56:29   By: Anonymous
 
I hope this isn't a sign that this fire is starting to threaten the Highway 4 area and toward Arnold - it is taking a long time to get contained and the longer it takes the more time it has to get down to us. Why was crew let go when it is nowhere near contained? This has become really frightening.

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    Re: This is worrying
    Posted on: 2018-08-28 10:49:22   By: Anonymous
     
    Ban Flatlanders

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      Re: This is worrying
      Posted on: 2018-08-28 13:05:32   By: Anonymous
       
      Aren''t you a pot calling the kettle black?

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        Profanity
        Posted on: 2018-08-28 16:19:00   By: Anonymous
         
        Profanity

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    Re: This is worrying
    Posted on: 2018-08-28 11:53:43   By: Anonymous
     
    if it is not threatening people or homes drop back to a reasonable defensive position and continue to build line and back fire if conditions permit. going direct is not worth anybody's life. ya all tree huggers have no clue what it takes or how bad it is on the line. let the thing do what it is going to do. it is not like your favorite star bucks is in danger of burning down. it is forested area that needs a good cleansing due to dead, down and over crowed conditions. same with the vast majority of the entire west coastal regions.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-08-28 11:15:02   By: Anonymous
 
The Circus wants everyone to be fearful! Milking the fire is what it's all about! I worked for the Circus, and believe me, there was more time spent doin the dog on lightning strikes up in the granite, and they knew no one would ever question what was going on, so they get away with these scoundrel acts!

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    Posted on: 2018-08-28 11:35:49   By: Anonymous
     
    Wow, staging in bear valley!! Sounds like a plan we will never be told until, to late. Government at it’s best no doubt. Milk it and run with our money. Overtime adds up real fast. Trump would put a stop to this nonsense.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-28 12:33:45   By: Anonymous
       
      Profanity

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-08-28 12:52:27   By: Anonymous
         
        Are they milking this fire until it snows

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-08-28 19:00:19   By: Anonymous
           
          Looks like it! In the meantime we worried about it getting down here.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-08-28 19:36:33   By: Anonymous
             
            It's cheaper for the fire to rent in Town.


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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-29 13:19:35   By: Anonymous
       
      The Turd Trump wasn't invited in on these problem fires cause he doesn't know what to do with them or who to ask because he's really arrogant and stupid. All of his supporters are ugly and really really stupid too.
      And on the subject of not being invited did you hear (fact), John McCain also asked that the Turd President, (standing) not come to his burial ceremonies. You can lie, cheat, and screw people in life but if you're ugly and stupid you've got problems. Being married to a woman who doesn't love him, Wow.

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    Posted on: 2018-08-28 20:41:54   By: Anonymous
     
    Controlled burn east end of Donnell Lake this spring..pops back up and not a word from the USFS "cause of fire". Got to love controlled fires in the spring vs in the fall. Any other fisherman on Donnell Lake this spring seeing the controlled burn signs??? Previous Stanislaus hotshot knows the truth. USFS response?

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    Re: The rodeo needs another "Sofa-King"
    Posted on: 2018-08-28 22:44:53   By: Anonymous
     


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Wilderness Fires
Posted on: 2018-08-29 17:41:00   By: Anonymous
 
Remember the Mokelumne Wilderness fire about a two years ago? The area was difficult to to get to and they basically monitored it until it burnt itself out. This might be what they are doing with the Donnell Fire.

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