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Old 07-11-2012, 11:23 AM   #1
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Massive Wildfire in N-CAL OHV Area - Stonyford

Dayammm....
Northern and Central California premier OHV areas closed, big impacts on OHV recreation for the state.
Don Amadore's blog spot has updates:
http://thegeneralsrecreationden.blogspot.com/



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Old 07-11-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
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Thanks Chris. I just spoke with a MNF public relations officer and someone else from the incident management team to see if there is anything we can do to support the firefighting effort. They say they've got everything they need and have the fire at 35% containment.

Help will be needed weeks/months later to rehab trails. I've left word with a MNF OHV trail manager to let us know how to get involved and I'll share whatever I find out here.

Meanwhile, you can check here for current fire info: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2998/
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:47 PM   #3
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:20 PM   #4
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Here is a very large map showing the burn area as of this morning. A lot of OHV trails have been burned out...This doesn't include the Sites Complex fires to the east of East Park Reservoir.


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Old 07-11-2012, 10:28 PM   #5
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Big fire ...

Wow, just saw news coverage on TV of the fire, looking up from Stonyford towards Fouts Springs ...

It was like the Burning of Atlanta scene from Gone With the Wind ...

Saying a prayer for the residents and firefighters ...
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:19 AM   #6
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Quote from a co-worker who is also a volunteer fire fighter working on this one:

“There are no more riding trails totally obliterated. “

Granted, it's not ALL of the Grindstone District, but purt near.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:41 AM   #7
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Quote from a co-worker who is also a volunteer fire fighter working on this one:

“There are no more riding trails totally obliterated. “

Granted, it's not ALL of the Grindstone District, but purt near.

That sucks big time.
Perhaps I missed it, but was a cause of the fire disclosed?
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:06 AM   #8
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Quote from a co-worker who is also a volunteer fire fighter working on this one:

“There are no more riding trails totally obliterated. “

Granted, it's not ALL of the Grindstone District, but purt near.
The figures I was given yesterday are equally devastating: "150 miles" and "2/3 of the trails".

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That sucks big time.
Perhaps I missed it, but was a cause of the fire disclosed?
Still "under investigation" per the link from my earlier post where the map came from.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:07 AM   #9
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Fire is what got us the trails out there in the first place. No more bushwhacking!!
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:13 AM   #10
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"Injuries: 2
Structures Destroyed: 5 outbuildings
Cost: $4,200,000
Resources Committed: 28 Type 1 crews, 12 Type 2 crews, 6 helicopters, 99 engines, 20 dozers, 12 water tenders. Total personnel = 1,542."
http://www.inciweb.org/incident/article/2998/15080/
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:16 AM   #11
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Fire Updates

A couple more updates from Don Amadore on his blog here: http://thegeneralsrecreationden.blogspot.com/

Media has not reported the effect the fire will have on OHV recreation this fall and winter.
Of course not...we're all second class citizens, right?
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:10 AM   #12
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A couple more updates from Don Amadore on his blog here: http://thegeneralsrecreationden.blogspot.com/
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My favorite higher-elevation trails are between the fire and their established lines from Letts Lake to Goat Mtn. :-(


This just SUX!!!


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Old 07-14-2012, 11:43 AM   #13
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"...the Grindstone Ranger District provides unique recreation opportunities including a popular off-highway vehicle trail system. The fire has impacted 90 miles or two-thirds of this system."

"Size: 25,578 acres
Injuries: 3
Containment: 50%
Structures Destroyed: 5 outbuildings
Cost: $8,400,000"
http://www.inciweb.org/incident/article/2998/15143/
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:52 PM   #14
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Just discovered Letts Lake last month on an epic weekend adventure. Total bummer.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:39 AM   #15
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"Size: 29,252 acres
Containment: 67%
Cost: $10,650,000
Estimated Containment Date: 07/20/2012"
http://www.inciweb.org/incident/article/2998/15166/
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