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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 17, 2017 - 02:15pm PT
Bad news burn...
Since yesterday, the Detwiler fire has grown to over 7,500 acres.  The...
Since yesterday, the Detwiler fire has grown to over 7,500 acres. The view of that cumulus from my window.
Credit: mouse from merced
http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents

Good news...
The Wall fire is now contained.
The Garza fire is nearly so.
Boo-ya, Cal Fire!!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Boise, ID
Jul 17, 2017 - 02:21pm PT
Statisically speaking, they haven't got a chance.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 17, 2017 - 05:55pm PT
Maybe so.

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/local/environment/article161879508.html

Huge disparity acreage-wise between this report and the Cal Fire Incident Report.

http://valleyair.org/wildfires.htm
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Jul 17, 2017 - 06:55pm PT
40,000 people in BC have now fled their homes and are living with rellies in other towns, or sheltering in Prince George or Kamloops.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 18, 2017 - 07:22am PT
My utmost sympathy for BC evacuees.
The Detwiler pyrocumulus at dawn today.
The Detwiler pyrocumulus at dawn today.
Credit: mouse from merced
http://abc30.com/news/detwiler-fire-grows-to-15500-acres-5-percent-contained/2229350/
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 18, 2017 - 07:51am PT
JB, it seems to me that Ottawa has long deemed BC's fires its own business. Am I somewhat correct? Are there still only 1000 people fighting the fires?

I'm still pissed off that they did nothing to stop the Edwards' 'Crusoe of Lonesome Lake' homestead from being burned out.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Outside the Asylum
Jul 18, 2017 - 01:31pm PT
Reilly, firefighting in Canada is largely a provincial responsibility, as most land in a province is at least nominally owned and managed by the province. IIRC, about 3,000 people are directly fighting the fires, with about 1/3 from out of province. And, of course, enormous infrastructure and support. The federal government is providing substantial backing. About 47,000 citizens have been evacuated, although a few have been permitted to return home.

The changeover in our provincial government today won't make a difference - this is a bipartisan thing, while the emergency is being dealt with.

Given the longer term weather forecasts, the forest fire closures may if anything grow as the summer goes on. It wouldn't be a surprise if places like the Bugaboos were closed. Climbers were lucky with the widespread closures in 2003, as although everything was closed, the Access Society (CASBC) and others were able to arrange for climbers to continue climbing at Stawamus Chief Provincial Park, as long as we provided foot patrols of parking areas and trails. "Patrol a Crag." (A few times, they had to forcibly stop xuckwits from smoking.) Whether that might happen again if there are closures this year remains to be seen. Even in 2003, most areas were closed.

It sounds like the fire near Mariposa is causing huge problems also.
Burnin' Oil

Trad climber
CA
Jul 18, 2017 - 03:06pm PT
Cal Fire calls for evacuation of Mariposa.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 18, 2017 - 03:09pm PT
Evacuation orders are in place for:
City of Mariposa, Mount Bullion Ridge Road from HWY 49N to CYA Road

Old Toll Road between Corbett Creek Road and HWY 49N, including Corbert Creek Road.

Mount Gains Road to No.9 Road including No.9 Road

Mount Bullion Cut off Road and Agua Fria Road from HWY 49N to HWY 140

HWY 49N to Baxby Bridge to Agua Fria Road; Area known as Mount Bullion

HWY 49N from Mount Bullion Ridge Road to Old Toll Road

Pendola Garden Road from HWY 49N to Old Toll Road (Exit via Old Toll Road only)


Evacuation Advisories are in effect for the following areas: All of CYA Road.

Red Cross Evacuation Shelter:
EV Free Church
50443 School House Road
Oakhurst, CA

Road Closures
HWY-49 at HWY-132 (Coulterville Rd.) - Restricted access to locals with addresses in La Grange, Coulterville, or Greely Hill only
Bear Valley Rd. at Exchequer Rd.; Hornitos Rd. and Old Toll Rd.; HWY-49 and Mt Bullion Cutoff.; Mt. Gains Rd. at No.9 Rd.; Hwy 49 at Aqua Fria.; Hwy 140 at Aqua Fria.

Conditions:
Fire activity continued to grow throughout the night due to ample fuel, and steep terrain. Today firefighters expect unfavorable weather conditions and aggressive fire behavior. The communities of Hunters Valley, Bear Valley, and Hornitos continue to be threatened as the fire encroaches on culturally and historically sensitive areas.

Traffic along HWY 41 & 49 will be impacted as a result of road closures on HWY 49. The fire continues to threaten power lines to the south of the incident, which supply power to Yosemite National Park.

Firefighters on the ground as well as aircraft are actively working to contain and suppress the fire. CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4 assumed command of the incident at 1000 hrs. from the Madera, Mariposa, Merced Unit.

This morning.
This morning.
Credit: mouse from merced
As expected, the fire crossed Hwy 140 near Catheys Valley.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Jul 18, 2017 - 03:11pm PT
Oh no!

DMT
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jul 18, 2017 - 04:21pm PT
Pray for rain.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 18, 2017 - 04:22pm PT
Hot spot erupts in the Bagby area near the north end of the Detwiler b...
Hot spot erupts in the Bagby area near the north end of the Detwiler blaze.
Credit: mouse from merced
South of that...
South of that...
Credit: mouse from merced
And south of that to the Catheys Valley head.
And south of that to the Catheys Valley head.
Credit: mouse from merced
Burnin' Oil

Trad climber
CA
Jul 18, 2017 - 05:05pm PT
My father-in-law lives at the end of Mt Bullion Ridge Road. Fire is approaching.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 18, 2017 - 06:48pm PT
This pyrocumulus (6:00 pm) is on the northern flank above the Merced Canyon. This is likely gonna crest the ridge and drop into Bagby, I think.
That pesky Calfire jet.
That pesky Calfire jet.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Our heroes!
Our heroes!
Credit: mouse from merced
It took the aircraft six minutes to get to this point from when it appeared above.

Time for another run or two left today, if they're up for it.

It's nice to be able to shoot these in the room with the A/C running!

The temp is super-hot today here.
domngo

climber
Canada
Jul 18, 2017 - 08:04pm PT
Glacier National Park. British Columbia. Mt. Sir Donald on the right
Glacier National Park. British Columbia. Mt. Sir Donald on the right
Credit: domngo
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Jul 18, 2017 - 08:51pm PT
This is so sad, so many people threatened by this.

When will the powers-on-high figure out that we cannot firefight our way out of this mess?

We can only cut down the number/severity of fires, through preventive measures, such as prescription burns, targeted logging, aggressive forestry practices.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 18, 2017 - 09:01pm PT
we cannot firefight our way out of this mess?

That was an argument posited by the ground pounders BITD. If we threw 1/20th of the air resources we give the Pentagon we could darken the skies with C-131's and C-17's. Of course other prophylactic measures need to be taken but why is sylvan firefighting such a low priority? Crankloon Urban Americans just don't care.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 19, 2017 - 03:12am PT
https://heavy.com/news/2017/07/detwiler-fire-mariposa-map-update-evacuation-video-photo-yosemite-damage-cause/

Mariposa Tonight.
Mariposa Tonight.
Credit: mouse from merced
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 19, 2017 - 05:44am PT
hey there say, all... very very sad... awful... thank you all for the updates...

thank you mouse, for the sad photo... a reminder to us all to pray, or, do whatever we can do... sad for mariposa, :(
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 19, 2017 - 05:54am PT
The air here is still this morning, much less wind than yesterday. Keep praying Mariposa's still there.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
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