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avatar Truck fire just outside South Entrance....
April 22, 2012 09:11PM
A friend just called and said that a tractor trailer rig carrying a load of sulpher caught fire a mile or so before the Park entrance.

I got this off the CHP

:59 PM 27 [83] A57-502 10-5 TO 57-L 502 HAS SECURED A CONFERENCE ROOM TO TENAYA - VEHS RESPONDING NEED TO PARK IN LOT 7 AND 502 WILL BE 10-23 AT TENAYA LOT 7 [Shared]
7:16 PM 26 [80] S2 REQ YNP PERSONEL GIVE HIM A 1021 ON HIS CELL // 1039 YNP DISPATCH [Shared]
7:06 PM 25 [78] A57-502 PER S2 NEED 501A TO RESPOND TO ACT AS COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER - 501A FM RD 200 [Shared]
6:50 PM 24 [73] 57-S2 LINE 70 SHOULD READ PER YNP THEY HAVE TWO ENGINES 97 AND 1141 ENRT, AND THAT IF SPILL GETS IN WATERWAY COULD EFFECT BIG CREEK WHICH RUNS THROUGH PARK LAND [Shared]
6:49 PM 23 [72] 57-S2 1039 YNP [Shared]
6:40 PM 22 [65] 1039 owner that parc environmental will be handling [Shared]
6:20 PM 21 [54] 57-S2 ALSO GET ETA FROM THEM [Shared]
6:13 PM 20 [49] A57-502 WATERWAY CLOSE BY UNABLE TO ACCESS BECAUSE ITS NOT SAFE TO ACCESS - FISH GAME NEEDS TO RESPOND AS ITS LIKELY THE WATER WAY WAS AFFECTED [Shared]
6:04 PM 19 [41] 1039 entac [Shared]
6:02 PM 18 [36] A57-502 10-39 TMC, UPDATING CMS NOW [Shared]
6:01 PM 17 [34] 57-S2 REQ CT CHANGE CMS FOR CLOSURE ON 41 [Shared]
5:59 PM 16 [32] 1039 oes / ticket# 12-2399 [Shared]
5:56 PM 15 [31] A57-502 10-39 TMC, THEIR SUPV AWARE AND CT ENRT FOR THE CLOSURE [Shared]
5:54 PM 14 [29] A57-502 10-39 ALL TO 57-S2 [Shared]
5:54 PM 13 [28] A57-502 SOUTH END CLOSURE IS AT BIG CREEK CP IS AT FISH CAMP POST OFFICE WILL BE EXTENDED CLOSURE [Shared]
5:48 PM 12 [27] 1039 fish and game they are putting me thru to oes [Shared]
5:45 PM 11 [24] 1039 TO CAL FIRE [Shared]
5:43 PM 10 [22] [Notification] [CHP]-CAL FIRE INQ IF HAZMAT WILL BE NEEDED [Shared]
5:42 PM 9 [19] 1039 YOSEMITE - THEY WERE ALREADY ADVSD AND HAVE THE GATE CLOSED [Shared]
5:41 PM 8 [18] A57-502 502 - SETTING UP INCIDENT COMMAND SR41 AT BIG CREEK DBLD CHK WITH YOSEMITE TO MAKE SURE THEY AHVE THE AGTE CLOSED [Shared]
5:36 PM 7 [16] A57-501 SPILL IS 41 JNO SUMMERDALE CPGD TRAFF STOPPED 1 MILE IN EACH DIRECTION [Shared]
5:16 PM 6 [11] 1039 epplers for heavy duty
5:15 PM 5 [10] A57-502 REQ EPPLERS BIG RIG TOW
5:14 PM 4 [9] A57-502 CONFIRM WITH CDF THERE IS A BIG RIG INVOLVED
5:12 PM 3 [8] cdf advs they are not 97 is supposed to be ot''d big rig set of doubles ot''d with hazmat material
5:04 PM 2 [3] [Notification] [CHP]-PER SO, THIS IS A DOUBLE TRACTOR TRLR THAT DUMPED A LOAD OF POWDERED SUFLER THAT SPILLED // THE FOREST IS NOW ON FIRE THERE
4:58 PM 1 [2] cdf req we resp also ebcause they are getting it as a poss tc
avatar Re: Truck fire just outside South Entrance....
April 22, 2012 10:17PM
From the Caltrans Road Conditions website:


SR 41
[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA]
IS CLOSED FROM 1.4 MI SOUTH OF THE YOSEMITE NAT'L PARK BOUNDARY TO THE
YOSEMITE NAT'L PARK BOUNDARY (MARIPOSA CO) - DUE TO AN ACCIDENT - A DETOUR
IS AVAILABLE




What's the detour they are referring to? Chowchilla Mountain Road? Grinning Devil
avatar Re: Truck fire just outside South Entrance....
April 22, 2012 11:50PM
http://www.fresnobee.com/2012/04/22/2810120/chemical-spill-fire-closes-hwy.html

Chemical spill closes Highway 41 near Fish Camp

By Alex Tavlian - The Fresno Bee

A chemical spill closed Highway 41 near Fish Camp on Sunday evening, and hazardous materials crews were headed to Yosemite National Park to clean it up, the California Highway Patrol said.

The spill occurred just before 5 p.m. when a tractor trailer started spilling 25-pound bags of powdered sulfur while driving toward Yosemite, CHP officer Doug Corbett said. In total, 600 bags of sulfur were spilled on the road.

The sulfur sparked a number of small fires on and next to the road, Corbett said.

All of the fires were extinguished, he said, but the highway remained closed Sunday night. Yosemite National Park also closed its Highway 41 gate, the CHP dispatch log said.

Corbett said that agencies involved in the cleanup hoped to have the roadway cleared of all of the sulfur before noon today.

PS - Anyone see/hear the fireball this morning? I didn't see it, but heard it up in Carson Pass this mornng - way cool.

http://calfire.blogspot.com/2012/04/cal-fire-investigates-fire-in-sky-and.html
http://www.kcra.com/mostpopular/30937145/detail.html
avatar Re: Truck fire just outside South Entrance....
April 23, 2012 08:16AM
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QITNL

PS - Anyone see/hear the fireball this morning? I didn't see it, but heard it up in Carson Pass this mornng - way cool.

Yes. I live in the middle of Calaveras County and it rocked the house. I went outside and heard a few sputtering type sounds and then it went quiet. I didn't think to look up.
Re: Truck fire just outside South Entrance....
April 23, 2012 08:43AM
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Calaveras
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QITNL

PS - Anyone see/hear the fireball this morning? I didn't see it, but heard it up in Carson Pass this mornng - way cool.

Yes. I live in the middle of Calaveras County and it rocked the house. I went outside and heard a few sputtering type sounds and then it went quiet. I didn't think to look up.
Is this a joke? You guys are 100's of miles away.
avatar Re: Truck fire just outside South Entrance....
April 23, 2012 04:20PM
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hotrod4x5
Is this a joke? You guys are 100's of miles away.

Nope. Widely heard in western Nevada and eastern Northern California. It was a very loud sonic boom. I don't know how big the object was. Check out the KCRA link above.
Re: Truck fire just outside South Entrance....
April 23, 2012 06:03PM
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Calaveras
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hotrod4x5
Is this a joke? You guys are 100's of miles away.

Nope. Widely heard in western Nevada and eastern Northern California. It was a very loud sonic boom. I don't know how big the object was. Check out the KCRA link above.
I am completely confused. This thread is about a truck that caught fire outside Yosemite. It made a sonic boom when it what? Crashed?
avatar Re: Truck fire just outside South Entrance....
April 23, 2012 06:07PM
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hotrod4x5
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Calaveras
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hotrod4x5
Is this a joke? You guys are 100's of miles away.

Nope. Widely heard in western Nevada and eastern Northern California. It was a very loud sonic boom. I don't know how big the object was. Check out the KCRA link above.
I am completely confused. This thread is about a truck that caught fire outside Yosemite. It made a sonic boom when it what? Crashed?

Doood....

QITNL put a P.S.:

i.e.:
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QITNL
PS - Anyone see/hear the fireball this morning? I didn't see it, but heard it up in Carson Pass this mornng - way cool.

http://calfire.blogspot.com/2012/04/cal-fire-investigates-fire-in-sky-and.html
http://www.kcra.com/mostpopular/30937145/detail.html
Click on one of those links... and see the metor... not related to the truck fire (thus the PS)



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Re: Truck fire just outside South Entrance....
April 23, 2012 06:31PM
Hey I'll admit to being initially confused also and needing to scroll up and noticed the "P.S."

That would have been quite the truck explosion.
Re: Truck fire just outside South Entrance....
April 23, 2012 06:45PM
Totally missed the PS.
avatar Re: Truck fire just outside South Entrance....
April 23, 2012 06:30AM
Today is my first day back to work and I'll try and find out why a truck load of sulphur was headed into the Park.
avatar Re: Truck fire just outside South Entrance....
April 23, 2012 09:46AM
That's what I was wondering. What would anyone in the park be doing with 600 bags of sulpher?
avatar Re: Truck fire just outside South Entrance....
April 23, 2012 07:58PM
All I could gather was speculation. Some thought the sulphur was for a marijuana patch, but that's a lot of sulphur and what would it be used for in a marijuana patch? Some thought he might have been trying to go through the Park and out the Big Oak Flat Entrance.

I think the guy was drunk, following his GPS, or just being stupid, and trying to get over Tioga Pass. Maybe he thought that if you don't read the signs you can get through. Either way, he's in trouble and not likely to be driving truck any more.
avatar Re: Truck fire just outside South Entrance....
April 24, 2012 08:15PM
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Dave
Some thought the sulphur was for a marijuana patch, but that's a lot of sulphur and what would it be used for in a marijuana patch?

It could be used for dusting the leaves for pest control.
avatar Re: Truck fire just outside South Entrance....
April 23, 2012 05:49PM
According to the Fresno Bee, the driver of the truck has been arrested for a DUI.

Also according to the article, all commercial trucks are banned on Hwy 41 north of Hwy 145.

Fresno Bee: Big-rig driver in Highway 41 sulphur spill arrested on DUI charge

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Re: Truck fire just outside South Entrance....
April 23, 2012 06:05PM
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plawrence
According to the Fresno Bee, the driver of the truck has been arrested for a DUI.

Also according to the article, all commercial trucks are banned on Hwy 41 north of Hwy 145.

Fresno Bee: Big-rig driver in Highway 41 sulphur spill arrested on DUI charge

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If commercial trucking is banned north of that highway, how do they make deliveries to Oakhurst? Or is that not considered commercial trucking?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/23/2012 06:06PM by hotrod4x5.
avatar Re: Truck fire just outside South Entrance....
April 23, 2012 06:25PM
From the article:

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Fresno Bee
In addition, commercial trucking is banned along Highway 41 north of Highway 145. The restriction is announced on signs at the intersection.

I saw no such signage following Google Street View through that intersection (in real life I've only been through that intersection along CA-145, heading to/from Huntington/Edison "Lakes".



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/23/2012 06:26PM by ttilley.
avatar Re: Truck fire just outside South Entrance....
April 24, 2012 09:02AM
SR 41
[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA]
NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.

[YOSEMITE NAT'L PARK]
FOR YOSEMITE NAT'L PARK ROAD INFORMATION CALL 209-372-0200
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