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Old 09-05-2013, 11:56 AM   #61
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"A gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park was caused by an illegal fire set by a hunter, the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday. The agency said there is no indication the hunter was involved with illegal marijuana cultivation, which a local fire chief had speculated as the possible cause of the blaze."
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-...-service-says/

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I hadn't heard much about the possible cause of the Rim fire until a few days ago and they were speculating that pot growers could have been guilty.....
Well I just received a news update from a Sacramento news channel that it was caused by a hunter with an illegal fire ! What a dumbass for even thinking about having a fire as dry as it is, let alone for not tending to it properly ! They said no arrests have been made yet. I think they need to prosecute this IDIOT !!!
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:18 PM   #62
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They failed to mention how much marijuana was lost in the fire....turn the hunter over to the growers !
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:26 PM   #63
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dont burn fires when they are illegal...


The forests may never return as this was a hot hot fire.. essentially sanitizing the ground .. we may only see chapparal and bush type plants after this





Investigators discover cause of Rim Fire

Release Date: Sep 5, 2013
VALLEJO, Calif.—Investigators from the U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement & Investigations and Tuolumne County District Attorney's Office have determined the Rim Fire began when a hunter allowed an illegal fire to escape. There is no indication the hunter was involved with illegal marijuana cultivation on public lands and no marijuana cultivation sites were located near the origin of the fire. No arrests have been made at this time and the hunter's name is being withheld pending further investigation.
The Rim Fire began Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, on the Stanislaus National Forest near the area known as Jawbone Ridge. The fire has burned 237,341 acres and is 80 percent contained.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:26 PM   #64
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A lot of people ignore the seasonal restriction on campfires, a lot. At least three or four times while dualsporting on a weekend, I've come across a dispersed campsite where there are still hot coals (under ash) in the fire ring, well after the seasonal restriction.

Last time was at the sandy beach at the upper end of Slab Creek reservoir, near Pollock Pines. It was a warm, windy day, I filled empty beer cans with water and kept pouring until those coals were out, at least 40 cans worth.

The American Fire near Foresthill was also started by a couple of idiots, burned their truck and they caught them hitching back to town. Yankee Jim's fire was an idiot with a M-80.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:39 PM   #65
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Last time was at the sandy beach at the upper end of Slab Creek reservoir, near Pollock Pines. It was a warm, windy day, I filled empty beer cans with water and kept pouring until those coals were out, at least 40 cans worth.
Good man. We who live in the forest appreciate people like you.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:45 PM   #66
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Hey, I don't live far from there myself, I was saving my own ass!
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:15 PM   #67
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Hey, I don't live far from there myself, I was saving my own ass!
Well, you have 2 different beer makers in your avatar, so you can't be too bad of a guy.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:44 PM   #68
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Going to miss the beauty of that area but I am sure it will return, I remember the big Yellowstone fire in 1988 and how devastating it was but also how quickly things come back!. Hope this olds true here as well!!

Thanks to all those that worked this fire!!
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:44 AM   #69
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Here is a video i did from an April 2013 ride out in that area of the Rim Fire. We will have to wait till next year to scope out the damage. I expect tons of trees down as well as just overall devastation. We will see how much of these trails got hit...

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Old 09-07-2013, 09:55 AM   #70
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Check out this perspective
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:15 PM   #71
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Dang...thats impressive!!!
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:05 PM   #72
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So Cal Fire is helping on the Mt. Diablo fire in the bay area. And they helped defend Hetch Hetchy which San Franciscans use as their water supply. But people in the bay area don't have to pay the state fire fee.

Fuckers.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:30 PM   #73
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So Cal Fire is helping on the Mt. Diablo fire in the bay area. And they helped defend Hetch Hetchy which San Franciscans use as their water supply. But people in the bay area don't have to pay the state fire fee.

Fuckers.
Should they be walking away from the state and federal land that appears to be burning?

From what I hear that part of Contra Costa County didn't want to fund their Fire Dept. so they rejected the tax that MAY have assured a faster response.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:28 PM   #74
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Yeah, great map but such a bummer. My local riding spots getting torched.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:41 PM   #75
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Yeah, great map but such a bummer. My local riding spots getting torched.
Yup. Very sad. I wonder how long they will have all the gates closed.
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