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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
john bald

climber
Jul 26, 2014 - 12:47pm PT
Keith....Worked with all those guys you mentioned. Still have the orange fire shirt. Much respect for Chuck, Yazzie, Gordon and Woody. No respect for Chakerian! Johnny Miles the cook was a hoot. Brought that military work ethic into the kitchen at the bunk house. Watch out if you got an Jonny's bad side during KP. Never knew RR worked up there on the Baldy!

My wife's last year with the FS (33 years). She is currently driving computers up on the Washington fires.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jul 26, 2014 - 02:29pm PT
This is a great thread. Thanks for starting it.

Us SoCal folk now get to sit out the season and hope that the Angeles Crest, Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead etc don't go up. With the amount of Bark Beetle damage up there... Oh boy.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jul 26, 2014 - 04:15pm PT
Bad news.
WBraun

climber
Jul 26, 2014 - 06:01pm PT
Yep

They're evacuating Foresta as we speak ......
QITNL

climber
Jul 26, 2014 - 06:09pm PT
Turtleback Dome webcam (live):
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 26, 2014 - 06:09pm PT
Oh bummer!

Prayers for safety for ALL involved!
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