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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/01/2020 04:06 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/01/2020 04:06 PM
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South County Fire Departments, Angels Camp & Altaville Melones Release Details on O'Reilly Fire

Angels Camp, CA...On 07.31.20 about 5pm the fire dispatch center starting receiving 911 calls for a wildland fire in the field behind O’Reilly Auto Parts on 740 S. Main St. At 5:03pm (4) fire engines were dispatched to this incident along with Chief Officers from the City of Angels Camp, Altaville Melones Fire District and Calfire. The first fire engine arrived at 5:05pm, the next two arrived within one minute and the fourth shortly after.






The initial conditions reported by the first arriving fire engine were, approximately 1 acre on fire with threats to structures in the area. Additional fire engines and aircraft were requested. (6) Additional Calfire engines, (5) additional Local Government fire engines, (1) Local Govt. Strike team and aircraft were dispatched. The fire moved rapidly to the south and west.

Homes were identified as immediately threatened from the fire on S. Main St., Utica Ln and in the areas of Bush and Echo St. Evacuations were ordered for these areas. Angels Camp PD, Calaveras County Sheriffs Dept. along with CHP was requested and assisted fire agencies with evacuations.

Multiple 911 calls continued for possible people trapped by the fire as well as homes and other structures on fire. Fire agencies and Law agencies responded to these calls to identify the needs and take action.

As aircraft arrived they immediately identified the major structure threat areas and fire retardant was dropped to protect homes and to assist with further spread of the fire.

A unified fire command structure was put in place between the City of Angels Camp and Calfire to address all issues as well as strategy and tactics.

Law enforcement closed highway 49 in the area affected by fire activity.

The City of Angels Camp and Calaveras County both activate their emergency Operations Centers to assist and the Red Cross assisted at the scene.

Damage-
About 10 acres burned, (1) home destroyed, home was unoccupied, (1) out building destroyed, (1) garage minor damage, (2) houses with minor damage, multiple fences damaged, multiple spot fires to yards and landscaping areas.

Injuries- None
Person’s displaced-None

Origin and Cause-
Origin was in field next to O’Reilly Auto, Cause-Under investigation, considered suspicious and witness statements are ongoing.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-08-01 16:31:13   By: Anonymous
 
There are and have been homeless people living behind the auto parts store

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-08-01 16:56:52   By: Anonymous
     
    the no camping clause is a joke.

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      Re: just rake
      Posted on: 2020-08-02 22:27:26   By: Anonymous
       
      Just keep raking like our esteemed leader tells us. It will take care of the California fire hazards. Probably cure the virus as well.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-08-01 18:11:20   By: Anonymous
     
    NIGG3R flatlander loving democrats was the cause.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-08-01 18:32:22   By: Anonymous
       
      You are a pig. This was likely begun by a homeless individual or individuals and has nothing whatsoever to do with politics.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-08-01 20:56:30   By: Anonymous
       
      Found the racist in the town. You're disgusting.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-08-01 21:26:55   By: Anonymous
         
        Ya I'm a racist I equally hate the goverment also I can't wait for a war I will rid this county of scum like you.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-08-01 21:44:33   By: Anonymous
           
          Democrats have committed treason they have betrayed America for money and anyone that is against them are racist the commenter above me is a true racist they should learn the difference.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2020-08-01 22:19:49   By: Anonymous
             
            Angels Camp. One for all, all for one! NOT. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2020-08-02 02:36:17   By: Anonymous
             
            “Yes Alex, I’d like to answer; what is to sound like a bitch?”

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-08-02 12:03:01   By: Anonymous
           
          Somebody skipped their Thorazine dose today.

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      Re: wow
      Posted on: 2020-08-02 22:18:35   By: Anonymous
       
      You still use that word. Coward. Spell it out the way your depraved mind thinks about it. Coward
      .
      Anyone still using that word or flying the stars and bars is a loser or better yet at traitor to the nation. Coward.

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City Of Fail
Posted on: 2020-08-01 16:55:22   By: Anonymous
 
And this has always been a fire hazard Angels City has ignored since and before the early 70's. There was a fire in this same canyon in the 80's but not as bad nor a violent as this fire was. When will the citizens of Angels Camp hold their city government to clean up, clear up and hold all areas privately owned accountable to clean up their fire hazards yearly. Until you the citizen hold your city government accountable this is a constant reality in fire season.

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    Re: City Of Fail
    Posted on: 2020-08-01 17:38:48   By: Anonymous
     
    Fire and stroke can be in the same sentence, they are both, “no joke!”

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    Re: City Of Fail
    Posted on: 2020-08-01 18:07:05   By: Anonymous
     
    There are many lots with a three foot growth of dry weeds and grass behind their houses and no one does anthing about it.I mentioned this last week to the ex Angels fire chief and he said he reported it....but still no citation or action on the situation.

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      Re: City Of Fail
      Posted on: 2020-08-01 20:08:04   By: Anonymous
       
      Yes and look at two ex mayors ( Amanda and Tad Folendorf ) and their property right in the middle of Angles now that would be a fire storm!

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        Re: City Of Fail
        Posted on: 2020-08-03 16:07:05   By: Anonymous
         
        Hold them responsible.


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        Re: City Of Fail
        Posted on: 2020-08-03 17:01:10   By: Anonymous
         
        Tad the man who voted on stuff directly funneling money into his pockets. What's wrong with that?????

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      Re: /\/\ There are many...
      Posted on: 2020-08-01 21:34:53   By: Anonymous
       
      Angels City government is weak in that area (weed abatement) for some reason.

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        Re: /\/\ There are many...
        Posted on: 2020-08-02 12:16:28   By: Anonymous
         
        Weak? Nonexistent is more like it. No crybaby excuses when it all goes up like the torch it is folks!

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      Re: /\/\ Many tall weeds...
      Posted on: 2020-08-02 07:56:10   By: Anonymous
       
      There is too much payola going on in Angels Camp! Additionally the weed control bureau or department is very weak-that is if it's still in existence.

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      Re: City Of Fail
      Posted on: 2020-08-03 16:09:32   By: Anonymous
       
      They don't care and when you show them the rules, laws and ordicances they "Nancy dance" around it or try to red light you, yes, I said it, the city does red light their citizens. Utter BS in this town anymore! What use is it to have a city incorporated? Unincorporate and be done with it!

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    Re: City Of Fail
    Posted on: 2020-08-01 18:30:42   By: Anonymous
     
    Agreed, I find it fascinating that I have to maintain my 100 foot clearance at our family's second, vacation home in Dorrington but many of the little streets and homes of Angels proper are choked with vegetation.

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      Re: City Of Fail
      Posted on: 2020-08-01 19:06:12   By: Anonymous
       
      B1TCH

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    Re: /\/\ And this has always been a fire hazard...
    Posted on: 2020-08-01 18:55:09   By: Anonymous
     
    This is supposedly 10+ acres of property in back of Oreilly's as per county assessor's office GIS maps and no structure. It's total value now is 246K. The property just south of that and north of the park is 3.87 acres with no structure and its value is 400K+. They must be not only investments but also tax write offs I imagine! I think these parcels once contained the historic Utica and Lightner mines.

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      Re: /\/\ And this has always been a fire hazard...
      Posted on: 2020-08-01 20:17:46   By: Anonymous
       
      They are probably future Superfund cleanup sites also.

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      Re: /\/\ And this has always been a fire hazard...
      Posted on: 2020-08-01 20:20:34   By: Anonymous
       
      you are correct on the mine's locations. now who owns that land today

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        Re: /\/\ And this has always been a fire hazard...
        Posted on: 2020-08-02 13:46:16   By: Anonymous
         
        Tad owns some of the ground behind O'Reillys and Rodz Grille.

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    Re: City Of Fail
    Posted on: 2020-08-03 16:06:26   By: Anonymous
     
    I believe the owner of this parcel has a daughter that was city mayor? Will be sitting on the BOS? Things that make you go HHMMMMMM???? The city could care less about anything, unless it fall under their agenda!!!!!!!! They don't even know how to read their own ordinances and law!

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Be Civil
Posted on: 2020-08-02 09:03:27   By: Anonymous
 
Some of the comments are just trash talk and name calling.
Fire is a serious threat to ALL of us, Red and Blue.
Homeless people usually have Mental Illness and if they set fires they need placement outside of society.
This fire was preventable. How many more will she set?

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    Re: Be Civil
    Posted on: 2020-08-02 09:52:12   By: Anonymous
     
    She?

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      Re: Be Civil
      Posted on: 2020-08-02 10:01:35   By: Anonymous
       
      Just some input: I drove through the area of the fire yesterday. But for the grace of God, and I guess a North wind, a catastrophe was luckily avoided. That and the quick work of emergency personnel. If there had been say a heavy WEST, or SOUTH wind, the hillside dotted with old wooden homes, overgrown lots, and places where individual property owners have failed to clean up their lots, could have become a real nightmare. Count yourself lucky Angels Camp. Make this a real wakeup call to the city government. County has nothing to do with it, it is city responsibility. Actually personal responsibility, and therein lies the problem. Too many lazy people, who of course will be the first to become enraged when disaster inevitably strikes that part of town up on the hillside above the paark, and the whole west side of 49. You folks had better get with it, you just had a real warning.

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        Re: Be Civil
        Posted on: 2020-08-02 11:04:57   By: Anonymous
         
        they never learn.

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        Re: Be Civil
        Posted on: 2020-08-03 16:12:36   By: Anonymous
         
        City of Angels is the town of Mayberry!

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      Re: Be Civil
      Posted on: 2020-08-02 13:55:49   By: Anonymous
       
      Yes, the fire setter is a she

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        Re: Be Civil
        Posted on: 2020-08-03 11:45:36   By: Anonymous
         
        Fire starter

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    Re: Be Civil
    Posted on: 2020-08-03 16:10:54   By: Anonymous
     
    Name calling???? I don't really think so. It's calling out the facts and truth that the city and some don't want to hear. Those who fight that have something to hide.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-08-03 16:11:50   By: Anonymous
 
What was funny about this, yes, funny.....where did all the ACPD officers some out of the wood works from this from? Really guys?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-08-03 17:06:05   By: Anonymous
 
Update Aug 3, 2020 03:16 pm

Angels Camp, CA – A ten-acre fire that came precariously close to downtown Angels Camp remains under investigation.

On Monday afternoon, Police Chief Scott Ellis shares, “We are following all leads and making contact with potential witnesses. At this point we have not made any arrests — we are working with both Angels Fire Department and CAL Fire to determine the cause and origin of the fire.”

He adds, “At this point, the cause of the fire is deemed as ‘suspicious’ at least until the cause can be determined.”

But yet everyone sees a person in black and those claimed to see her can identify her AND supposed it was reported they found her that day of the fire and was being questioned? What gives, what's the real story?

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