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Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Sep 14, 2014 - 06:08pm PT
batten down the hand basket.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 14, 2014 - 06:18pm PT
Courtney Fire
Now 320 acres
Tulare County fire teams on their way.
With sundown coming, the air assets will return to base till tomorrow.
Going to be a long night.

Oddly enough, no teams have been sent out of Santa Cruz/San Mateo/Santa Clara counties since this AM.
I guess they can't spare any more.
this just in

climber
north fork
Sep 14, 2014 - 07:19pm PT
Credit: this just in
Bass Lake
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Sep 14, 2014 - 07:24pm PT
Pollock pines fire from tahoe's east shore
Pollock pines fire from tahoe's east shore
Credit: i'm gumby dammit
SofCookay

climber
Sep 14, 2014 - 08:03pm PT
Courtney fire as seen from Ahwahnee.

Credit: SofCookay

Credit: SofCookay

Credit: SofCookay

Credit: SofCookay

Credit: SofCookay

Credit: SofCookay
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 14, 2014 - 08:56pm PT
Coulterville's little campfire.
Coulterville's little campfire.
Credit: mouse from merced
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Sep 14, 2014 - 10:06pm PT
Only photo I got of the Pollock Pines fire, taken from Twin Lakes east of Wrights Lake.

Credit: Salamanizer

Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Sep 15, 2014 - 09:27am PT
King Fire going big....
Credit: Charlie D.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 15, 2014 - 09:37am PT
The bright spot for the Courtney Fire (Oakhurst) is it's burning up against Bass Lake.
A very effective barrier along at least one side of the fire.
Cal Fire says the fire is human caused, but an investigation is still underway.
https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/courtneyfire?source=feed_text&story_id=839218116112653
And it's still only 320 acres.
This slow motion video of air attack shows at least one house in the fire with several very close by.
http://vimeo.com/user11165303/review/106178808/aeb6e7b9ec
Near the end is that Shuteye Ridge in the background? Or is that Fresno Dome?
this just in

climber
north fork
Sep 15, 2014 - 09:47am PT
Credit: this just in
I got some good shots on my other camera, the helicopters were doing their best to save the Forks. Not sure if they did.

Yes high traverse, that is Shuteye.
pseudalpine

climber
Sep 15, 2014 - 12:45pm PT
Wish you all could get some of our rain. It's looking as if we may be in the bulls eye again out here in Az.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 15, 2014 - 01:50pm PT
firefighters overrun
CalFire REALLY really tries to prevent that. Bummer. This beast is definitely dangerous
King fire pryocumulus cloud
National Weather Service: King fire, pyrocumulus cloud
National Weather Service: King fire, pyrocumulus cloud
Credit: HighTraverse
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 15, 2014 - 01:51pm PT
hey there say, khanom... thanks for trying... say, i used the info you gave me, and at least i can pinpoint where it is... and the bass lake, info, of course, now shows me... thanks, :)

thanks for all the update, to you all...

will see what i can find, but really don't need the map thing now...
was wondering how close it was to chappy's, as, they finished that bad scare over there...

sure hope other folks will be fortunate to get through this... or, any of the fires, as well...


HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 15, 2014 - 01:53pm PT
Courtney fire human caused
And not the first this year in the Oakhurst area
Cal Fire spokesman Dennis Mathisen confirms that 20 of the 21 structures burned in the Courtney Fire south of Yosemite National Park on Sunday were homes. Mathisen also says the fire was definitely human-caused — either accident or arson — though the exact origin hasn’t yet been pinned down.

The fire is still threatening about 400 homes near Bass Lake, just northeast of the town of Oakhurst. This is the third fire to have broken out near the town, located at the junction of Highways 41 and 49, in the past month. The first of those, the Junction Fire, burned eight homes. The cause of all three blazes is under investigation.
From KQED.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 15, 2014 - 01:57pm PT
King fire firefighters are safe as of 1:50 PM
The helicopter pilot escorting the 12 firefighters on their escape route told them they were safe at 1:48 p.m. “You guys are looking real good right now”, one of the pilots said. There was talk about getting a large helicopter to drop some water for dust abatement so that another ship could land and pick them up.
John M

climber
Sep 15, 2014 - 04:47pm PT
It got pretty windy here in South Lake Tahoe.. I was worried about the king fire.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 15, 2014 - 04:55pm PT
Boles Fire: "well over" 110 structures lost. Everything west of Center street will be lost. Weed Elementary school is on fire and not enough resources to save it. Fire has jumped Hwy 97 and I-5 is closed in both directions.

Damn,
very windy out of the south up here right now,
the planes have been busy all day from the Redding Air Strike base.
When I was coaching middle school basketball in Happy Camp we would play against Weed at the elem. school which was a very nice newer school.
Hope all are safe up there, I guess the kids will have to be bussed to Mt. Shasta City for classes now. Hope we get some rain from the hurricane that hit Baja.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Sep 15, 2014 - 05:59pm PT
This whole thing is just getting beyond frightening. All my best wishes to those in the fire areas.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 15, 2014 - 06:57pm PT
Boles Fire update;
Local news is providing live video, CalFire PIO saying the elem. and high schools in Weed have not burned, Roseburg Forest Products mill has fires going in it. Fire has jumped Hwy. 97 which is closed, I-5 has reopened. over 100 homes burned, 1000 more threatened. Air ops still underway.


HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 15, 2014 - 07:22pm PT
This is Very Bad News.
I haven't heard any SClara/SCruz/SMateo units called out of area today. I'm sure they're not willing to leave the south Bay Area counties unprotected.
There was a small fire on 17 at Pasatiempo. Otherwise quiet here.

Courtney Fire: house likely saved by good defensible space.
I wish my place looked THAT good although I'm in pretty good shape.
Courtney Fire defensible space. Courtesy KVPR
Courtney Fire defensible space. Courtesy KVPR
Credit: HighTraverse
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