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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/29/2018 07:10 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/29/2018 07:10 AM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM
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The Donnell Fire Now 36,288 Acres & 63% Contained

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.





We took a few shots of the new Incident Command Operations in Bear Valley yesterday.



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 underFire 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

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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Follow Trump
Posted on: 2018-08-29 07:55:19   By: Anonymous
 
The fire would have been out a lot sooner if they'd had done what Trump came up with as a brilliant solution. Should have diverted the rivers on to the fire, and tree clear. The brilliance of Trump would have saved us all.

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    Re: Follow Trump
    Posted on: 2018-08-29 07:58:25   By: Anonymous
     
    Milk that fire baby. Milk it. Faster, faster, milk that fire baby. oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh thats it.

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    Profanity
    Posted on: 2018-08-29 07:58:50   By: Anonymous
     
    Stupid Trump and his supporters in the county should have been out there cutting trees in diverting the River. Why didn't the Trump supporters prevent this fire by following their leaders advice? I don't understand why the Trump supporters let this fire get out of hand, they could have followed Trump's advice.

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    Re: Follow Trump
    Posted on: 2018-08-29 08:21:46   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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      Re: Follow Trump
      Posted on: 2018-08-29 08:44:14   By: Anonymous
       
      Divert rivers onto the fire and tree clear.

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        Re: Follow Trump
        Posted on: 2018-08-29 09:08:01   By: Anonymous
         
        Go back to sleep, Dummy!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-08-29 08:21:31   By: Anonymous
 
36,288 acres, Will call it a Prescribe Burn!

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    Re: Follow Trump
    Posted on: 2018-08-29 08:46:32   By: Anonymous
     
    Divert the rivers onto the fire entry clear.

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      Re: Follow Trump
      Posted on: 2018-08-29 09:09:27   By: Anonymous
       
      Go back to school, Dummy!

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        Re: Follow Trump
        Posted on: 2018-08-29 10:23:41   By: Anonymous
         
        Attention all trumptards, your tongues are orange from sticking them up trumps ass. Get you're Republican tongues out of Trumps ass hole, and clean your smelly cells up. Or are we going to have to send the Blue Wave to wash your stench away?

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        Re: Follow Trump
        Posted on: 2018-08-29 10:29:09   By: Anonymous
         
        Get your tongue out of Trumps ass.

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          Re: Follow Trump
          Posted on: 2018-08-29 10:58:31   By: Anonymous
           
          Don't stop it feels so good, Your President Donald J. PS. A little more to the left.

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Been eating to good
Posted on: 2018-08-29 08:37:55   By: Anonymous
 
Quit feeding the boys steak & lobster tails and hand out MRE's the fire would of been totally out a month ago!

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    Re: Been eating to good
    Posted on: 2018-08-29 08:48:49   By: Anonymous
     
    Profanity

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      Re: Been eating to good
      Posted on: 2018-08-29 09:11:09   By: Anonymous
       
      STFU

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      Re: Been eating to good
      Posted on: 2018-08-29 09:18:25   By: Anonymous
       
      Go back to licking your nuts.

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    Re: Been eating to good
    Posted on: 2018-08-29 08:50:10   By: Anonymous
     
    Summer Camp

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-08-29 08:51:51   By: Anonymous
 
If Chainsaw Oliveria was in charge the fire would still be raging.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-08-29 09:06:04   By: Anonymous
     
    Do you think the USFD will be out of Bear Valley parking lot by next ski season?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-29 09:32:19   By: Anonymous
       
      Ban Flatlanders

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        Profanity
        Posted on: 2018-08-29 10:27:48   By: Anonymous
         
        Profanity

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          Profanity
          Posted on: 2018-08-29 11:00:06   By: Anonymous
           


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            ^^^^ How does Trumps jizz taste
            Posted on: 2018-08-29 11:00:45   By: Anonymous
             


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          Profanity
          Posted on: 2018-08-29 12:31:55   By: Anonymous
           
          Is this best the Dem, Hillary supporters have to offer. Apparently, Democrats need only a 3rd grade education to vote, and open their mouths. Damn proud to be a conservative Republican and voting out a Clinton crook ! Commenter must be from a ghetto in the bay area who likes Pelosi, and Waters !

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          Profanity
          Posted on: 2018-08-29 22:23:58   By: Anonymous
           
          If the historic Republican politics of The Mother Lode bothers you so much, why are you here? Were you too stupid to know you were moving to a Republican stronghold? Or maybe you have never worked a day in your life and have nothing, but a Republican relative died and looser you just plopped here.

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            Profanity
            Posted on: 2018-08-30 10:30:14   By: Anonymous
             
            Yep. The Mother Lode is populated by uneducated old white guys. So not surprising it votes Republican, usually for a stupid old white guy. But times and the population are changing. Still too white, but college-educated folks from the Bay Area are retiring up here. We brought our money and our smarts. Pretty soon you fossils will be a minority. You're welcome to stay but get out of our way.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-08-29 09:58:53   By: Anonymous
       
      No, the firefighters are going to stretch this out until the lodge bar opens and they can co-mingle their hamsters with the ski bunnies. You know, heros and all that crap.

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