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looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Jul 24, 2014 - 06:43pm PT
Holy crap, that's just up the hill from me-I'm on the volunteer FD the next town over from Boulder Creek. I heard sirens go by a bit ago (Felton CalFire passes us to get there). They haven't called us for mutual aid yet, which is probably (hopefully!) a good thing.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jul 24, 2014 - 06:50pm PT
You and I should get together sometime soon.

A friend is high on a ridge looking down on the area.
The new fire at China Grade was spotted by the Alma chopper getting ready to drop on the earlier fire at 236 and 9.
He wiped out the China grade fire instead.
There's also a fixed wing tanker on site now.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jul 24, 2014 - 07:32pm PT
All quiet now. Fires are probably at least contained.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Jul 25, 2014 - 05:54pm PT
Ut oh this one doesn't look good
Amador County, near hwy 49, Cosumnes river watershed
Amador County, near hwy 49, Cosumnes river watershed
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Amador County, Sand Ridge and Hwy 49 are staging areas, Cosumnes river...
Amador County, Sand Ridge and Hwy 49 are staging areas, Cosumnes river canyon
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

We all have friends up there....


Local
Fire Crews Battling Rapidly Moving Fire In Amador County
July 25, 2014 5:07 PM

AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) — Fire crews are battling a rapidly moving fire in the foothills.

The fire is spreading east of Highway 49 in Amador County.

Crews are staging at Highway 49 and Sand Ridge Road, west of the fire.

Evacuations have started easy of Sand Ridge Road.

Over the course of an hour, the fire has increased from a couple of dozen acres just after 5 p.m. to between 200 and 300 acres before 6 p.m.

Temperatures at the time of the fire were above 100 degrees.

Sand Ridge is Cosumnes river, forming the south ridge as seen from Bucks Bar. There are many homes in the area I hope they get a grip on this fast!

DMT
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Jul 25, 2014 - 06:07pm PT
Isn't Sand Ridge Rd in El Dorado County between Pville & Jackson?
Been a while,
So dry now I'm sure,,,,
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Jul 25, 2014 - 06:14pm PT
This fire is north of Plymouth and south of El Dorado, watching the Sacramento news chopper flying around the thing. Essentially downstream of Bucks Bar but upstream of Hwy 49? (not sure on that detail, the news reporting isn't either)

Its burning fast in grass and footland forest, gray and yellow pine, dry as bones.

DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Jul 25, 2014 - 06:19pm PT
Its my stomping grounds :(

DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Jul 25, 2014 - 07:05pm PT
Its growing. I can hear the sirens out on Hwy 16, local firecrews headed to the blaze... they'll be there in like 20 minutes.

DMT
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jul 25, 2014 - 07:25pm PT
dingus that plume is right out my front window.
we're putting up a family whose been evacuated.

i'm emotionally prepared
to wail out a new anthem:

oh sweet nothing.
aint got nothing at all.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Jul 25, 2014 - 07:28pm PT
Fingers crossed for both of you and the places you're charged with! You're in my thoughts.

DMT
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Jul 25, 2014 - 08:17pm PT
Ive been virtual watching 4 helicopters and 8 air tankers on this incident, it looks as to be a big one. There's much timber ahead, slope, and hot weather, too.

Best of luck to all involved.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Jul 25, 2014 - 08:31pm PT
out by the winery.

lotta stuff to burn out there as it moves east

bummer
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jul 25, 2014 - 08:45pm PT
It's blowing up fast, view from our place in Camino at sun down North East of the fire and so it begins a major bummer.

Sand fire
Sand fire
Credit: Charlie D.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Jul 25, 2014 - 10:10pm PT
I can see it glowing across a wide front, tonight.

DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Jul 26, 2014 - 05:17am PT
Smoked from Sand fire has laid down over the valley this AM.

DMT
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jul 26, 2014 - 05:29am PT
Triple digit temps today with 5-8 mph wind blowing out of the north and northeast. Safe passage for those in harms way. Thanks for the links khanom very helpful.

It appears the area burning is south of Sand Ridge Road based on the road names on Cal Fires incident site.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jul 26, 2014 - 07:21am PT
khanom, where's your place?
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jul 26, 2014 - 08:27am PT
What's happening with the fire near Plymouth this morning?

Is there a lot of smoke up at Placerville, or on 50 east? We were thinking of taking a visiting friend from AK out that way....
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jul 26, 2014 - 10:09am PT
Thanks K, that's EXACTLY the map I needed.

Fingers crossed for all the people and Fighters in that area.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 26, 2014 - 11:52am PT
hey there say, DMT... and sully... i JUST now learned about this 'sand fire'
will go see the links...

whewww... keeping you in my thoughts and prayers... and others in that area, as well...


the house-sitting... oh sully, three horses, :O to move out...
i remember when my brother matt had to move his horse out...
he could NOT get it into the trailer, and then, it has a slightly
touchy foot... he ended up walking it out, through the night,
quite a ways to some friends...


may you have safe open doors to get this down, if you have to... :(


DMT, if things get worse, do you have any options for help?

did not see yet, but who else, here, is near this?
:(




i think you all read this already (from the 25th) i think:



PLYMOUTH, Calif. (KCRA) —Firefighters were making progress Friday night containing a grass fire burning along the line that separates Amador and El Dorado counties.

Amador County fire
Amador County fire

Photo snapped at the Shenandoah Vineyards (July 25, 2014)
Photo courtesy Robert Sobon
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Flames from Highway 49 fire engulf home
Flames from Highway 49 fire engulf home

A grass fire in El Dorado and Amador counties burns a home off Highway 49 on Friday.
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The fire, which has forced evacuations for people who live along Sand Ridge Road and Freshwater Lane, was 20 percent contained as of 10:30 p.m., according to Cal Fire officials.

The Sand Fire, as it is called, has burned 1,300 acres and destroyed at least two structures.

View #SandFire photos

Between 200 and 250 people have been evacuated, according to El Dorado County sheriff's officials.

An evacuation center has been setup at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. Evacuated animals are also being sheltered at the fairgrounds.

Sheriff's officials are asking evacuees to enter the fairgrounds from Forni Road on the side of the Denny's Restaurant.

Highway 49 remains open throughout the area.

Watch report: Wildfire burns on border of Amador-El Dorado counties

A massive plume of smoke was visible for at least 50 miles Friday afternoon.

KCRA's Mark Finan said satellite imagery showed smoke drifting into El Dorado, Nevada and Placer counties.

LiveCopter 3 flew over the scene Friday evening, where it appeared the fire was burning on both sides of the Cosumnes River.

Firefighters are battling steep terrain under dry and hot conditions. Temperatures, which were in the triple digits when the fire started in the afternoon, remained in the 80s throughout the evening.

Residents and visitors to the area have been told to be prepared and aware of the unfolding situation, said Lynne Tolmachoff, a spokeswoman for the state's fire department. More evacuation orders are possible.

Story Winery sits to the south of where the fire is burning. An employee at the winery said flames came within 200 yards, but as of Friday evening, the fire was moving away from that area.

The blaze started about 4:30 p.m., just north of Plymouth, in a very remote area.

Access is tough for Cal Fire crews, Tolmachoff said. Also posing a challenge to firefighters is how high the blaze is burning. Many treetops are on fire.

Air tankers and helicopters were flying over the Gold Beach area Friday afternoon.

Overnight, fire crews will use bulldozers to cut fire lines in an effort to stop the blaze from spreading, Cal Fire officials said.

The fire is about 45 miles east of Sacramento. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Dry, thick brush and oak trees are fueling the blaze.

Early reports indicate a vehicle fire may have spread to some nearby vegetation, sparking the massive blaze, officials said.

Ten fire engines and two command officers from Sacramento County headed out to the Amador region Friday evening, including units from Cosumnes, Sac Metro, Folsom and Wilton Fire.

Sand Ridge Road is closed.

Read more: http://www.kcra.com/news/grass-fire-in-amador-co-kicks-up-massive-smoke-plume/27156260#ixzz38bP1FabG


it was from this link (shared by khanom):

http://hotlist.wildlandfire.com/threads/41950-CA-AEU-Sand

lead me to the article one here:

http://www.kcra.com/news/grass-fire-in-amador-co-kicks-up-massive-smoke-plume/27156260#!bm9OOE
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