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Aug 28, 2014 - 07:54am PT
What's left to burn anyways.

After so many wildfires this and last year there's nothing left to burn.

Rolls eye's and famous last words ........ :-)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Aug 28, 2014 - 09:33am PT
DOUGLAS COUNTY, NV - The Kingsbury Fire that started Wednesday afternoon is 80% contained as of Thursday morning. It has burned about 1.5 acres.

Wednesday afternoon, the fire quickly spread in dry brush and timber south of 1000 Kingsbury Grade on a mountainside. With hard-to-access terrain, the firefight was mostly from the air.

Kingsbury Grade was closed from Highway 206 to Tramway Wednesday afternoon, but is now open.


Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 28, 2014 - 09:40am PT
1.5 acres? I've seen campfires bigger than that!
looks easy from here

Ben Lomond, CA
Aug 28, 2014 - 11:46am PT
Thanks for the links John M.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Aug 28, 2014 - 05:06pm PT
Red Top!!!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 4, 2014 - 06:07pm PT
Jackson fire 'update'^^^^

September 04, 2014 02:16 pm
A wildfire burning near Highway 120 and Jacksonville Road has grown to more than 60 acres.

The Jackson Fire was reported at 11:50 a.m. and has burned mostly grasslands near Lake Don Pedros Moccasin Marina.

An air-attack, several engines and five strike-teams are battling the blaze.
The fire was 15 percent contained as of 3:15 p.m.


Boulder climber
Sep 4, 2014 - 09:53pm PT
There was a fire above Sherwin lakes today.
I took some pics.
Credit: T H
Credit: T H

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 5, 2014 - 09:32am PT
That Skycrane is awesome to watch.
6 years ago there was a fire in Castle Rock State Park, just across the next ridge from me. Due to overgrown vegetation they couldn't get engines near it until they cleared the fire road with 'dozers 24 hours later.
Meanwhile I went to my neighbor's place where he has a view down over Stephens Creek reservoir, 2000 feet below.
Watching that giant insect suck up 2750 gals of water in less than a minute then climb up the mountain we saw the pilots literally face to face as they rose just above the trees.
7 minutes round trip from reservoir to fire to reservoir. They and the CalFire Huey from Alma held the fire until hand crews could hike through the forest to get to it.

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 5, 2014 - 09:33am PT
As of 08:30 Jackson fire is 70% contained

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Sep 5, 2014 - 02:22pm PT

Smoke plume looks bad from near Mariposa.

From Cal Fire:

Bridge Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: September 5, 2014 2:20 pm
Date/Time Started: September 5, 2014 12:42 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit / Mariposa County Fire
County: Mariposa County
Location: Highway 49 at Harris Road, 10 miles east of Mariposa
Evacuations are in place for homes on Harris Cutoff Road and all of the Ponderosa Basin Area.

For more evacuation information visit the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office Nixle

Road Closures : On highway 49 between Worman Road and Chowchilla Mountain Road

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 5, 2014 - 03:12pm PT

Bridge Fire

Strike teams are being called out from San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties.

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 6, 2014 - 07:25am PT
Bridge Fire now at 300 acres
25% contained
700 structures threatened

Hwy 49 has one way traffic south of the 140 junction due to the fire.
Otherwise roads are open
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Sep 6, 2014 - 08:00am PT
I have to ask why there hasnt been a peep, nary a word, about the largest fire of the season burning around Happy camp and the Klammath..?

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Sep 6, 2014 - 09:50am PT
Biotch...The Sherwin Lake fire must have been a campfire...Hasn't been any lightning recently...There was a similar fire about 6 years ago in the same area that was threatening the town and was also started by some campers...
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 6, 2014 - 11:22am PT
I have to ask why there hasnt been a peep, nary a word, about the largest fire of the season burning around Happy camp and the Klammath..?

The school I taught at in HC had to postpone opening the school because of unhealthy air quality, they now have air purifiers in place but the kids are only allowed outside on good days.
When we get north winds the smoke from that one blows into the Redding area, cough, cough.
Thanks fire crews, stay safe.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Sep 6, 2014 - 11:26am PT
Tad, according to KH, there are no people living there. ANd theres no climbing so it doesnt matter.

And here i thought Central Fornians were all caring and shyt LMAO!

The OP should thank the gods fire crews dont share his philosophy, because his property would likely be ash by now..

They should re title this thread- fires near Yos valley..No where else matters. ;-)

ps, KH,, i certainly dont get "worked up" over 1 acre fires. Burning man was bigger.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 6, 2014 - 11:52am PT

No one person has the time or is interested in distant fires

For those that do care about "distant" fires here's the latest;

Happy Camp Complex

Basic Information

Current as of
Saturday, September 6, 2014 6:33:00 AM

Incident Type


Date of Origin
Tuesday August 12th, 2014 approx. 01:00 AM

Happy Camp, CA

Incident Commander
Jeanne Pincha-Tulley(CIIMT3) Jerry McGowan (CIIMT1)

Incident Description

Current Situation

Total Personnel

88,546 Acres

Percent of Perimeter Contained

Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory), grass, brush and heavy downed material. Dense stands of mixed conifer are the dominant fuel source.

Significant Events

Zone 1: On the east flank of the fire, along Highway 96, hand ignition was implemented to strengthen the containment line as the fire backed towards the road. Aerial ignition was used along the ridgelines north of Scott Bar Ponds in conjunction with the Highway 96 hand ignitions. Suppression repair began on the west flank of the fire utilizing mechanical equipment; back haul of mop-up equipment continues

Zone 2: Fire jumped the containment lines on the south end of the fire that is established in Snowshoe drainage. On the east side of the fire in Division K, the fire is moving Easterly and is burning in Muck-A-Muck drainage.

A Public meeting took place in Fort Jones at the City Hall/Community Center last evening at 6 pm.


Social climber
Sep 6, 2014 - 07:25pm PT
hey there say, all... oh my, i been so busy, i did not see the latest fires near groveland again, :O

also, OH no, OAKHURST again, :(

prayers for all concerned... oh my, :(

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Sep 6, 2014 - 08:47pm PT
Wong & T Sucking,

Would you two bitches take you're crap someplace else? This is a great thread that provides good usefull information for people. Instead you two shitheads have to chime in and prove that neither of you need dic holes in your underwear.


T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 6, 2014 - 08:58pm PT
And how did I offend you or anyone else on this thread?
I simply posted fire info on an event that effects those of us in the north state, which KHanom welcomed.
What of value have you contributed here?
And who made you the thread tool anyway?

someone needs to;
Take 2 and feel better soon
Take 2 and feel better soon
Credit: T Hocking

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