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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/05/2018 11:58 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/05/2018 11:58 PM
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Donnell Fire Claims Structures Near Dardanelle & Brightman Flat

Pinecrest, CA... Due to extreme fire behavior on Sunday, the Donnell Fire jumped Highway 108 at Brightman Flat and forced fire crews to disengage from the fire’s intense edge, according to Lee Rickard, incident commander for the Central Coast Interagency Incident Management Team. The fire consumed numerous structures in the area of Dardanelle and Brightman Flat.




An assessment of the amount of loss cannot be conducted safely or accurately until daylight hours Aug. 6. Fortunately, the areas affected by the fire were evacuated early on Aug. 5, resulting in no known injuries or fatalities.


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Posted on: 2018-08-06 04:33:43   By: Anonymous
 
Good job USFS. You deserve an award for your excellent management of this fire. What a beautiful pass that used to be

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    Posted on: 2018-08-06 07:03:55   By: Anonymous
     
    A couple of degree temperature increases everywhere, an acceleration of climate change brought on by man, failed forest management and suppression practices. We were all so happy when the drought appeared over but that also brought increased vegetation and more fuel along with all the dead trees. So, now we have not only an increase in the number of fires but instead of maybe 10,000 acres we're seeing 100,000 or more. Yes, there are many who own the blame and should be working toward new policy. Just please don't blame the firefighters on the lines following orders.

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      Posted on: 2018-08-06 13:17:26   By: Anonymous
       
      The USFS has wanted to eliminate The Resort and those family cabins in the area of Dardanelle and Brightman Flat for years.
      Looks like the USFS finally engineered their plan.

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    Posted on: 2018-08-06 07:23:16   By: Anonymous
     
    Even as fires rage across California, thousands of new homes are being built deeper into our flammable foothills and forests, as lethal as they are lovely. This is also a people problem.

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    Posted on: 2018-08-06 11:29:25   By: Anonymous
     
    Yep, could have been putout first day with heavy aerial attack. Thhis one falls right on the USFS folks. They blew it bigtime. Now much of that area will never be the same in our lifetimes. Thanks Uncle Sam.

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Posted on: 2018-08-06 04:38:08   By: Anonymous
 
Just think if Gov Brown didn't spend well over 7 billion Dollars on a Train to run Illegals from the South to the North (city slickers, as in idiotic democrats and liberals voted for this) and instead bought new, DC 10'S we'd have a fleet of these monsters that can drop retardants, one load equals 4 loads of the P2V or BAe-146 that have a capacity of 2,200 to 3,000 gallons. One load from a DC10 can spread retardant over a mile long. About 110 million dollars a pop and when not fighting fires all over this state can be used across the Nation. But NOPE, he wanted a frickin train to LA and back. What a PHUCKED up state and all the idiots who voted billions of their dollars for it, so all the Governors democratic friends (thieves) can dip their hands in this windfall train you voted for. What's next twin tunnels to steal from the delta and ship it South? Oh yeah, that's already in the books. Happy now democrats and liberals?


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    Posted on: 2018-08-06 05:57:07   By: Anonymous
     
    one issue is calfire is looking at getting several c130's from the airforce but california is about broke so how do they pay for all future maint costs? check out the article on wild fire today,com it looks like a great deal for california but....................

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      Posted on: 2018-08-06 07:00:34   By: Anonymous
       
      Really? Thats not what bent nose Brown says.Bragging about how much money he stole from us for Rainy Days.So, where are you getting this broke crap? Maybe then we shouldnt be building a train to no where

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    Posted on: 2018-08-06 07:46:35   By: Anonymous
     
    In order for those air craft to fly the forest service has to request them first. With little next to no aircraft assigned to the fire and immediate structure threat it makes you wonder how only 5 crews 11 engines and 3 helicopters are assigned? The parrots incident breaks out and the resource orders are starting to fill by 06:00. SO whats the Feds excuse? 6,000 acres and 5 days later and your saying the best you can do is 5 crews and 11 engines on the ground? No way this fire was in full suppression mode from time of dispatch when the original dispatch was 2 Battalion Chiefs, 1 IHC, 1 Fuels crew, 1 Engine and 1 patrol.

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      Posted on: 2018-08-06 08:04:37   By: Anonymous
       
      There are no longer enough planes or trained pilots to send. Even when congress approves , it takes years to award contracts and convert a military plane into a firefighting one. Feinstein recently brokered a deal with the Coast Guard and congress approved funding for the purchase of seven more C-130s. Trouble is, an increase in the number of fires as well as their size is happening faster than the planes can currently be delivered. Analysts say this particular group of planes are likely out 3+ years.

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      Posted on: 2018-08-06 08:06:34   By: Anonymous
       
      All current Cal Fire firefighters are deployed and spread over all the fires. It's not for everyone but there is a shortage of on the ground personnel and trained pilots.

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      Posted on: 2018-08-06 08:08:28   By: Anonymous
       
      We were lucky that conditions were right to fly send those planes in. Otherwise, we might have seen that fire race down Route 4. We dodged a bullet for sure.

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