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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/07/2018 10:31 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/07/2018 10:31 PM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM
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Donnell Fire Update....13,814 Acres, 5% Contained, Hwy 108 Still Closed

Pinecrest, CA...Fire spread was minimal today due to the inversion layer, although acreage did increase by about 2,000 acres due to better field verification. Calm conditions stayed in place most of the day allowing crews to focus on structure protection; clearing vegetation and extinguishing hot spots. The poor visibility continued to hamper air attack operations, but hand crews were able to put in several miles of line on the southwest side of the river. Firefighter and public safety, and structure protection continue to be the primary objectives of the fire.


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Winds will continue to be light and variable, providing little movement for smoke. Smoke that settles with the nighttime inversion will not have opportunity to disperse. This pattern is expected to continue through tomorrow.

Highway 108 is still closed at Eagle Meadow Road from the west and at the top of Sonora Pass on the east side. The Pacific Crest Trail has also been closed between Highway 108 and Highway 4 for public safety.

The incident is in Unified Command with Central Coast Interagency Incident Management Team, Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office, and Tuolumne County Fire Dept.

The fire started at the inlet of Donnell Reservoir and continues to burn along the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River in steep and inaccessible terrain. It has spread to both sides of Highway 108 near Brightman. The fire is burning north into the Carson Iceberg Wilderness between the Arnot Creek and Disaster Creek drainages and east to Eureka Valley along Highway 108. Due to the other large fires in the region and state, firefighters and equipment are spread thin, but they continue to report to the incident in increasing numbers.

Mandatory Evacuations: This is still in effect along Highway 108 from Eagle Meadow Road to Kennedy Meadows (all residences and campgrounds) as well as all along Eagle Meadow Road (5N01) and the Clark Fork Road area.

For more information about the Stanislaus National Forest, visit us at www.fs.usda.gov/stanislaus, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StanislausNF, or “follow” us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/StanislausNF.

For more information on the fire please go to https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6092/

Please visit https://airnow.gov/ for current air quality conditions

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Posted on: 2018-08-08 06:32:48   By: Anonymous
 
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! THE REAL GLOOP!!!... HAHAHAHAHA

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We need the fires out!
Posted on: 2018-08-08 12:20:39   By: Anonymous
 
Stay safe everyone.

Wildfire smoke is usually made up of a mixture of carbon monoxide, organic carbon, and tiny particles. Organic carbon usually contains polyaromatic hydrocarbon, which is a known cancer-causing agent. This calamitous combination is even more dangerous for those who work outdoors, those who are under 18 or over 65, or who have asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other lung diseases, chronic heart disease, or diabetes. If you fall into one of these categories, you need to make sure to carefully monitor your breathing and exposure to smoke.

Those under 18, especially younger children, are more susceptible to smoke as their young lungs are still developing. If parents suspect their children have inhaled smoky air, bring the child inside and have him or her rest until symptoms subside. Staying inside, with doors, windows, and fireplaces closed, is a parent’s best course of action in order to protect children from further exposure. Parents who may have to be outdoors when smoke is thick should change their clothes once back inside. Children can accidentally inhale particle matter that lingers on their parent’s clothing. If a child exhibits persistent symptoms of smoke inhalation, seek medical attention.

If you suffer from asthma, you may be more affected from higher levels of smoke in the area. The best thing to do, other than avoid being outside, is to work with a physician to develop an asthma action plan specifically designed for wildfires. This is a written, individualized plan that lays out the steps to keep your asthma from getting worse. Follow the plan, take your medications and, if symptoms develop or persist, contact your doctor or head to a nearby hospital.

If you have chronic heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes, ask your doctor whether you need to change your medication when wildfires arise near you. Smoky conditions could trigger a change in medication that will help you better cope with the air quality. If you’ve been using oxygen, do not adjust the levels before you speak with a doctor. Monitor your breathing, and if symptoms like wheezing, shortness of breath, chest heaviness, and dizziness or lightheadedness are not relieved by your normal medications, see a doctor as soon as possible. Because smoke can remain in areas for days after fires have ended, make sure to continue monitoring the situation for a few days after your initial exposure.

Smoky conditions during and after wildfires are extremely challenging for adults over the age of 65. These adults tend to have decreased lung capacity, which increases the likelihood that air pollution will stress respiratory and circulatory systems. Particulate air pollution like wildfire smoke can compromise immune systems, which in turn can increase susceptibility to bacterial or viral infections. If you are a senior, limit your time outside during the wildfire and for the few days after cleanup. Don’t rely on a mask or bandana to protect you when you are outside—they can sometimes make breathing even harder. Special dust masks referred to as N95 or those with HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters are required to filter out dangerous particles from wildfire smoke. But make sure they fit properly. If worn incorrectly, these special masks will not protect you. If you are coughing, have trouble breathing, experience stinging eyes, fast heartbeat, or exhaustion, head out of the area and wait to return until symptoms recede.

Smoky conditions during and after wildfires are extremely challenging for adults over the age of 65. These adults tend to have decreased lung capacity, which increases the likelihood that air pollution will stress respiratory and circulatory systems. Particulate air pollution like wildfire smoke can compromise immune systems, which in turn can increase susceptibility to bacterial or viral infections. If you are a senior, limit your time outside during the wildfire and for the few days after cleanup. Don’t rely on a mask or bandana to protect you when you are outside—they can sometimes make breathing even harder. Special dust masks referred to as N95 or those with HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters are required to filter out dangerous particles from wildfire smoke. But make sure they fit properly. If worn incorrectly, these special masks will not protect you. If you are coughing, have trouble breathing, experience stinging eyes, fast heartbeat, or exhaustion, head out of the area and wait to return until symptoms recede.

Wildfire smoke is hazardous to all of us, no matter if we fall into one of the mentioned categories or not. During a wildfire, stay vigilant and monitor your health and that of your loved ones. If you have asthma, lung or heart conditions, check with your doctor, have medication on hand, and watch for symptoms.

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    Re: We need the fires out!
    Posted on: 2018-08-08 14:29:08   By: Anonymous
     
    well those loony liberals will have to look elsewhere to get their morning wood.

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      Re: We need the fires out!
      Posted on: 2018-08-08 16:11:05   By: Anonymous
       
      I've got a woody!

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        Re: We need the fires out!
        Posted on: 2018-08-08 16:21:16   By: Anonymous
         
        Someone should open 108 back up.

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          Re: We need the fires out!
          Posted on: 2018-08-08 19:49:26   By: Anonymous
           
          Well??.....Go ahead and do it.

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            Re: We need the fires out!
            Posted on: 2018-08-08 21:07:32   By: Anonymous
             
            Ban Flatlanders

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        Re: We need the fires out!
        Posted on: 2018-08-08 21:06:56   By: Anonymous
         
        sorry for your broken little twig.

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