2020 Fire/Smoke Impact Reports

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Re: 2020 Fire/Smoke Impact Reports

Post by c9h13no3 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:59 am

rlown wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:49 am
Hmmm. I remember Yose doing them all the time, just to clear the underbrush..
Yeah, they still do. Not sure if their situation is different somehow.


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Re: 2020 Fire/Smoke Impact Reports

Post by maverick » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:09 am

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Re: 2020 Fire/Smoke Impact Reports

Post by oddtiger » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:10 am

I just saw the pictures/news that the fire hit Cressman's general store (next to the Valero on hwy 168). Very depressed to see all bad news, it's my ice/coffee/cookie place when I got fish from 168 country... I was in Yosemite when the Creek fire started, and drove through Tioga pass, the smoke is all over the place from the west to the east.
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Yosemite's Mariposa Grove Closed

Post by maverick » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:11 am

Yosemite NP:
The Creek Fire, burning on the U.S. Forest Service - Sierra National Forest is still well outside the park. However, in order to prepare well in advance for the potential of the Creek Fire crossing into Yosemite National Park, the Mariposa Grove closed to all visitor use last night at 7 pm.

This closure was put in place to ensure that no one would be in this region of the park if the fire advances in the direction of the Mariposa Grove and the associated trail system. Yosemite fire personnel spent Sunday working on preventative protection measures on critical infrastructure in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and at South Entrance. Pictured is the historic Mariposa Grove Museum.

“Yosemite’s fire personnel are taking preventative measures now to protect critical park resources and infrastructure,” stated Dan Buckley, Yosemite Fire Management Officer. “By taking these preventative measures now we will be able to more effectively allocate fire resources in response to the Creek Fire.”

All entrances to Yosemite National Park are open with reservations required to drive into the park (https://go.nps.gov/reserve). Conditions may be hazy or smoky (https://fire.airnow.gov/?lat=37.6616227 ... 27&zoom=10).
For more information about the Creek Fire, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7147/.
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SQF Complex Fire 9/8

Post by maverick » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:20 am


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Creek Fire 9/8

Post by maverick » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:24 am

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Tahoe NF Closures 9/8

Post by maverick » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:29 am

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Smoke Impact 9/8

Post by maverick » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:54 pm

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Sierra Webcams 9/8

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Re: 2020 Fire/Smoke Impact Reports

Post by JayOtheMountains » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:25 pm

Mineral King is now closed due to Rattlesnake Fire in the southern part of the park.

Literally just got back home to San Diego after a good loop in Big/Little Five Lakes.
Smoke was little impact in Lost Canyon through Big/Little Five Lakes. Until Yesterday.

Several parties were in full retreat while a party of three from Indiana ignored our advice and took off up Sawtooth for Glacier Pass to Spring Lake last evening about 4:00PM. I hope someone finds them and turns them around.

Smoke was thiiiiiick yesterday in Cliff Creek down to Three Rivers. We ended up with our proper N95 masks on to filter out some of the smoke particulate. Ash is coming down thick as well.

If you haven't seen elsewhere, all of the national forests from Tahoe south are CLOSED to recreation. FS orders include no fires (duh) as well as no gas stoves. Just... stay home.

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