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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/09/2018 07:51 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/09/2018 07:51 AM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM

The Pacific Crest Trail Reopens as Donnell Fire Reaches 87% Containment

Bear Valley, CA...The Pacific Crest Trail is open to public use. Fire activity has been minimal during the past week, with an overall fire growth of only 150 acres since Sunday September 2. The Stanislaus National Forest Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER) Team is currently working on their soil assessment regarding the burn severity for the Donnell Fire. Weather conditions are expected to become warmer and drier during the next couple of days. The conditions to produce afternoon thunderstorms still exist; however, it will be less than previous days. We will continue to update you with any threats over the fire area.

The Stanislaus National Forest will be reducing the closure area starting Monday September 10, 2018. An update and new map will be disseminated at that time with specifics to the remaining closure area.

A Revised Forest Closure Order (STF-16-2018-12) was issued on August 30, 2018 to open up areas of the Stanislaus National Forest not directly affected by the Donnell Fire. This revised order supersedes the previous forest closure order (STF-16-2018-11). The revised order opens up Bull Run Lake on the Calaveras Ranger District. On the Summit Ranger District, it opens up the south side of Hwy 108 between Kennedy Meadow and Sonora Pass, the Sonora Pass Trailhead, and the trail from Kennedy Meadow to Relief Reservoir (Trail 20E11). Active fire, fire suppression actions, hazardous standing trees, and risk from rock fall provide clear indicators that the fire area is still dangerous and the public is restricted from entering the current closure area.

Forest Closure Area: The forest area impacted by the fire remains closed. 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. Spicer Reservoir is closed but the campgrounds remain open. Highland Lakes Road (8N01) is open to Tryon Meadow only – Highland Lakes Campground and Trailhead are closed. Please check Fire Closure Order STF-16-2018-12 on the Stanislaus National Forest Webpage:

Trail Closures: The Pacific Crest Trail is closed between Highway 108 and Highway 4. Pacific Valley Campground is open but the trails at the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness boundary are closed.
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, Relief Reservoir, Baker Campground, and Deadman Campground are open. Bull Run Lake and the trails leading to it are open.
For more information about the Stanislaus National Forest, visit:

Donnell Fire Update
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Stanislaus National Forest Type 3 IMT
Shaun Craig, Incident Commander
Dan Guse, Incident Commander Trainee
Donnell Fire Information: 209-432-3157
Donnell Fire Email:
Donnell Fire Website:
Donnell Fire Facebook:
Fire Statistics:
LOCATION: Stanislaus National Forest
DATE STARTED: August 1, 2018
ACRES: 36,400 acres
Fire Resources include: 7 Hand Crews, 2 Helicopters, 5 Engines, 4 Water Tenders

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-09 09:04:57   By: Anonymous
What about Spicer Res. is it open to boating?

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    Posted on: 2018-09-09 11:37:34   By: Anonymous
    oh good the sierra club and all of it's slathering groupies can take a hike into hell.

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      Posted on: 2018-09-10 07:42:37   By: Anonymous
      ^^^^Says the fat tub of goo hiking to the frig for more saturated fat, beer, and pizza.

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        Posted on: 2018-09-10 15:41:16   By: Anonymous
        o u 8 1 2

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-09 09:12:11   By: Anonymous
No, the Circus wants to control everyone, just like the government they work for! That fire should be totally contained, out and ready for winter, these people screw around milking what is left, been to Spicer?, for the most prt on the side of the res. that the fire got close too is granite, haven't seen granite burn in year's!

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    Posted on: 2018-09-09 10:09:46   By: Anonymous
    If you know so much, and think you could do better, why aren’t you helping out? Your comment is useless.

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      Re: problem solver
      Posted on: 2018-09-09 17:48:04   By: Anonymous
      This fire could have been out long ago if they would have just listen to Trump's brilliant idea to divert the rivers onto the fire and tree clear. It's as simple as that, brilliant Trump came up with the idea so he gets all the credit. Start fires Trump says we should do.

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    Posted on: 2018-09-09 10:10:30   By: Anonymous
    Okay, Mr. or Ms. Armchair expert. That terrain poses risks to firefighters and equipment. At some point, you turn these monsters in on themselves and don't endanger your personnel and spend down a limited budget. You might have noted that several firefighters have been killed by falling dead trees this season as well. But please do show up at the next community meeting and share your advice.

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    Posted on: 2018-09-09 10:11:15   By: Anonymous
    Please do attend a community meeting and share your thoughts. Am sure they will be given all the attention they deserve.

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      Posted on: 2018-09-09 10:19:14   By: Anonymous
      Thanks for the info, dead wood

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        Re: Only Smokey Knows
        Posted on: 2018-09-09 10:22:46   By: Anonymous
        Can't wait to hear how the Donnell Fire started my lips are sealed.

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          Re: Only Smokey Knows
          Posted on: 2018-09-09 11:36:33   By: Anonymous
          we all know it was due to friction of your face on a hairy butt.

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            Re: Only Smokey Knows
            Posted on: 2018-09-09 12:14:54   By: Anonymous
            Wrong your face giving my pecker a facial!

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Posted on: 2018-09-09 12:16:41   By: Anonymous
87% containment is great news. Safety of the firefighters is the #1 requirement. Thanks for all of your hard work!

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    Re: Progress
    Posted on: 2018-09-09 20:08:05   By: Anonymous
    Probably a baby duck that escaped Hillary's pizza gate.

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      Re: Progress
      Posted on: 2018-09-09 21:51:47   By: Anonymous
      ^^^^Wot the hell is wrong with you. Not funny at all. Back to the drawing board numbskull.

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