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khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 21, 2014 - 08:14am PT
The real question is... those acres that were lost... will we ever find them again?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 21, 2014 - 08:23am PT
Good question. I doubt many of us will. Hopefully the next generation will,
if they ever get off their 'smart' phones.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Aug 21, 2014 - 08:34am PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA

Aug 21, 2014 - 08:07am PT
Despite the drought and the high number of fires "The West has lost 2.5
million acres to fires this year, the second-lowest total in the last 13 years." - LA Times

















Didnt someone far up thread mention this to be a likely scenario this year??
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 21, 2014 - 10:14am PT
"The first/last palms on the way in from Merced are about two minutes west of the base of the hill up to Mariposa on the north side,
just before the little county park which is on the south side."--PTPP

Very tall, very old California fan palms pinpointed by Pete.  Photo ta...
Very tall, very old California fan palms pinpointed by Pete. Photo taken at speed, but slowing for the Catheys Valley P.O. stop. CV County Park across the highway, pretty much.
Credit: mouse from merced

Bingo!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Aug 21, 2014 - 10:36am PT
Young Girl Accused of Starting San Diego Fire Fit for Trial

Updated: Wed 10:47 PM, Aug 20, 2014
By: AP Email
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A judge has ruled that a 13-year-old girl is competent to stand trial on allegations she deliberately started a wildfire that destroyed three dozen homes north of San Diego in May.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A judge has ruled that a 13-year-old girl is competent to stand trial on allegations she deliberately started a wildfire that destroyed three dozen homes north of San Diego in May.

U-T San Diego reports that the judge made the ruling in a brief hearing in juvenile court Wednesday.

Superior Court Judge Aaron Katz had ordered last month that the girl from San Marcos be psychologically evaluated to determine if she is fit to stand trial.

Prosecutors allege the girl intentionally started the Cocos Fire, which destroyed 36 homes and one business.

She pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three felony counts of arson and one misdemeanor count of unlawfully allowing a fire to escape from one's control.
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 26, 2014 - 04:50pm PT
Rong, most are also saying it has more to do with pouring money on the problem.


Anyway, just saw two tankers fly over. There's a fire near Bass Lake. No info beyond that.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Aug 26, 2014 - 05:12pm PT
Heard on the local news a few days back that Freddie Smoke III, the suspect arrested for the Bully Fire, has failed to show up for his arraignment on Aug. 22nd after being released on a $10,000 bail bond.
BTW, after his release he was charged with involuntary manslaughter, bail set at 1 million, when an adult male was found dead in the burned area.

Betcha he's drinking tequila and smoking pot in Mexico right now.

More Info here;

http://www.krcrtv.com/man-charged-with-death-in-bully-fire-fails-to-appear-in-court/27691082
doughnutnational

Gym climber
its nice here in the spring
Aug 26, 2014 - 05:35pm PT
http://basslakeca.com/camera1.html

The new Bass Lake fire can be seen here.
John M

climber
Aug 26, 2014 - 05:37pm PT
I think that its called the pine fire.

http://hotlist.wildlandfire.com/threads/42685-CA-SNF-Pine
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 27, 2014 - 10:10am PT
Yup, Pine Fire. Now 100% contained at 10 acres.
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Aug 27, 2014 - 10:47am PT
The USFS French Fire page hasn't been updated since the 16th. Does anyone know the status of the road closures around Shuteye?
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 27, 2014 - 08:29pm PT
Best bet is to call the USFS.

All depends on how much salvage logging needs to be done on your land. I mean for your own safety of course.
John M

climber
Aug 27, 2014 - 08:37pm PT
I don't know which roads you need, but the Sierra National forest page has an alert for what is closed.

It was updated the 22nd..

http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sierra/alerts-notices/?aid=24683

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3814193.pdf

the above is from this page under alerts and warnings on the right.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/sierra/
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Aug 28, 2014 - 07:35am PT
Didnt someone far up thread mention this to be a likely scenario this year??

Yes he did but may I suggest waiting until at least the end of September before crowing too much about it? Lest thee jinx us all!

DMT
WBraun

climber
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.







Reilly

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

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

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 28, 2014 - 05:05pm PT
There's a 70+ acre fire near Casa De Fruta east of Gilroy. When I lived in Santa Cruz I'd occasionally take Hwy 152 to 140 to get to the valley. Be aware that 152 is closed 8 miles east of 156 because of the fire.

Edit: per wildlandfire.com fire is on both sides of 152. Cause is a solo vee-hickle accident.
Dingus Milktoast

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

DMT
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