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Fire Updates 7/30

Postby maverick » Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:49 pm

Cabin fire in Sequoia NF: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4423/ 180 Acres
Closure pending for portions of the Golden Trout Wilderness near the Cabin Fire. Please contact the Western Divide Ranger District at 559-539-2607 ext. 72212 if you plan to backpack in the Wilderness before August 30th, 2015

Willow Fire in Sequoia NF: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4413/ 3,383 Acres 30% contained

Lowell Fire in Tahoe NF: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4421/ 2,303 Acres 60% contained
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Re: 2015 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby ERIC » Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:46 pm

Considering what's going on right now, I am shocked this thread is so dead.
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Re: 2015 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby LightRanger » Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:51 pm

RIP Dave Ruhl. http://yubanet.com/regional/Firefightin ... e-Ruhl.php

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Re: 2015 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby schmalz » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:04 pm

ERIC wrote:Considering what's going on right now, I am shocked this thread is so dead.


What specifically? The willow fire?
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Re: 2015 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby ERIC » Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:34 am

schmalz wrote:What specifically? The willow fire?


Mainly.
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Re: 2015 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby rlown » Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:38 am

Well, not Sierra specific, but the Rocky fire here in nearby Lake county is at 22,500 acres. :eek:


Rocky Fire
#RockyFire [update] east of Lower Lake (Lake County) is now 22,500 acres & 5% contained. http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/in ... nt_id=1161

My step-daughter and family live in Hidden Valley Lake about 7 km from the fire , so it's starting to get scary. depends on the wind now.

EDIT: grew to 60,000 acres..
EDIT again 8/4: now at 101 square miles. Jumped highway 20 and still heading North. 24 houses destroyed, 6900 under threat.
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Re: 2015 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby schmalz » Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:41 am

Yeah, it has been another bad year. The entire northern half of San Gorgonio Wilderness burned down here in socal. Forest like that is a unique thing down here so it was devastating for the locals.
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Cabin Fire from Sequoia NF Chopper

Postby maverick » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:57 pm

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Rough Fire Sierra NF

Postby maverick » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:26 pm

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Re: 2015 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby Wandering Daisy » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:24 pm

Just got back from 6 days in Humphreys Basin. Every day smoke blew in at noon (from the west), pretty thick at times, then cleared about 10PM. Clear in AM. Today was the first day that only a little bit of smoke was in the air in the afternoon.

We drove by the Walker Fire this afternoon. Smoke in Lee Vining and east. So far smoke not blowing into the mountains.
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Walker Fire

Postby maverick » Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:00 pm

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Re: 2015 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby HikingGeek.com » Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:43 pm

Smoke from the fire near June Lake:
http://instagram.com/p/6a3ddnLOYC/

http://instagram.com/p/6cqvVnrOe8/
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