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Telegraph Fire
July 26, 2008 04:44PM
There is a new fire between Yosemite Valley and Mariposa near Midpines.

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Telegraph Fire:
Last Updated: July 26, 2008, 7:00 am
Date/Time Started: June 25, 2008, 3:15 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit
County: Mariposa County
Location: Telegraph Road and Sherlock Road in the Midpines Area.
Acres Burned: 1,000 acres
Containment: 5% contained
Structures Threatened: Structures threatened in the Midpine Area.
Evacuations: Evacuation warnings are in place for residences in the immediate area of the fire.

Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Mariposa County Fire, Mariposa Sheriffs Department, BLM, USFS, CCC, and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Resources Committed : 1 AirAttack, 4 AirTankers, 3 Helicopters, 20 Engines, 8 Hand Crews and 10 Dozers.

Conditions: The fire is burning in the Merced River Drainage, on both sides of the river. The fire is burning with a moderate to rapid rate of spread. Accessibility problems due to steep, rocky and isolated terrain.
avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 26, 2008 06:52PM
Looks pretty big:



Re: Telegraph Fire
July 26, 2008 06:58PM
It appears to be an especially bad location to have a fire.
avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 26, 2008 07:20PM
Louis wrote:

> It appears to be an especially bad location to have a fire.

Yeah, lots of dry grass to burn around there.

Re: Telegraph Fire
July 26, 2008 08:54PM
As of 8:30 PM it has grown to over 16,000 acres.
Re: Telegraph Fire
July 26, 2008 09:14PM
Hi.

My family and I are arriving in the valley on August 4th (next Monday), spending a few days at Curry and then heading for the Sierra Loop (May Lake, Glen Aulin and Toulumne). We've been waiting for this trip for a year!

Might this fire threaten our trip? I'm not very well oriented to how far the fire location really is from the valley, whether we'll end up with a ton of smoke in the valley, etc. It's an extra concern for us as our youngest daughter was born with just one lung and has asthma - so having her breathe smoky air for a week probably isn't an option.

Re: Telegraph Fire
July 28, 2008 04:32PM
georgel wrote:

> Hi.
>
> My family and I are arriving in the valley on August 4th (next
> Monday), spending a few days at Curry and then heading for the
> Sierra Loop (May Lake, Glen Aulin and Toulumne). We've been
> waiting for this trip for a year!
>
> Might this fire threaten our trip? I'm not very well oriented
> to how far the fire location really is from the valley, whether
> we'll end up with a ton of smoke in the valley, etc. It's an
> extra concern for us as our youngest daughter was born with
> just one lung and has asthma - so having her breathe smoky air
> for a week probably isn't an option.
>

Hi,

I was at Vogelsang last weekend. On sat night the sky was partially cloudy because of the smoke. But stars were still visible. During the ranger star-talk, one could see the particulates shining on the laser beam. Though none of the people who were there complained about breathing.

abm
Re: Telegraph Fire
July 26, 2008 09:50PM
I don't think the fire will be a threat to Yosemite but it could possibly result in Hwy 140 being closed. As for the smoke it's hard to say. We've been dealing with smoke for weeks. It just depends on the winds.

I'd say go ahead with your trip and see how it looks when you get to Yosemite.

Louis
avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 27, 2008 12:59PM
avatar CHP: SHERLOCK RD AT WHITLOCK RD
July 27, 2008 01:00PM
12:55PM PER 57-79 ASC F/63-S3 IF HE NEEDS TO GO TO ANOTHER CLOSURE - 63-50 IS AT OAKS AND SR140
12:51PM FULL CLOSURES HAVE TWO UNITS ASSIGNED, PARTIAL CLOSURES HAVE ONE OFFICER ASSIGNED
12:51PM ONE UNIT DOWN IN BRICEBURG DEALING WITH CARS STOPPING TO VIEW FIRE
12:50PM COLORADO AT WHITLOCK FULL CLOSURE
12:50PM OAKS FM SR140 PARTIAL CLOSURE
12:50PM LAKEVIEW FM SR140 FULL CLOSURE
12:50PM GROSJEAN FM SR140 FULL CLOSURE
12:50PM COLORADO FM SR140 IS A FULL CLOSURE
12:50PM YOSEMITE OAKS FM SR140 IS PARTIAL CLOSURE
12:50PM E WHITLOCK FM SR140 IS PARTIAL CLOSURE
12:49PM WEST WHITLOCK FM SR49N FULL CLOSURE
12:49PM CYA ROAD AT SR49N, FULL CLOSURE
12:49PM CURRENT CLOSURES ARE JUST CO ROADS, ALL FIXED POSTS
12:48PM OUR PERSONNEL 6 FULL CLOSURES, NEITHER 140 OR 49 ARE CLOSED AT THIS TIME
12:48PM PER S3 - FOR SITSTAT - FIRE UPDATE, IS GROWING, WITHIN 300 FT OF BRICEBURG
12:40PM INFO - PER INTERNET CAL FIRE PAGE, PUBLIC INFORMATION PHONE NUMBERS ARE 209-966-4784 OR 4785
12:40PM 1039 ENTAC/OFCR CARTER
12:39PM PER 63-L HAVE 63-57 STAY IN THAT AREA AND MONITOR AND PROVIDE UPDATES AND KEEP VEHS OUT OF THE AREA
12:37PM 1039 63-L
12:37PM CDF IS ANTICIPATING THE FIRE JUMP ACROSS TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF SR140 SOMETIME TODAY
12:34PM PER 63-57 NO 1125 VEHS IN THE RIVER CANYON AREA AND/OR BRICEBURG
12:10PM PER YOSEMITE PK DISP, THERE ARE ACTIVE FLAMES SEEN IN THE BRICEBURG AREA / LOOKIE LOO S HERE BLOCKING TRF
11:46AM 63-S3 COPIES A UNIT WILL NEED EVALUATE THE FRENCH CAMP AND SR49 CLOSURE - HE WILL BE ENRT TO DO AND THEN ADVS
11:44AM PER MARIPOSA SO THEY NEED A HARD CLOSURE AT LAKE VIEW AND SR140 AND FRENCH CAMP AT SR49
11:40AM SR49 AND SR140 STILL OPEN
11:40AM PER 63-S3 ADD CLOSURE #6 GROSSJEAN AT SR140 AND #7 LAKEVIEW AT SR140 #8 OAKS AT SR140 #9 COLORADO AT WHITLOCK TO BE EVALUATED
10:54AM PER 30-R1 ETA 15-20
10:53AM 63-S2 IS REQ ETA FOR THE TWO LOS BANOS UNITS
10:02AM 1039 ENTAC
9:13AM 1039 OFCR BAKER/ENTAC
9:11AM CHKPT #4, STI PHONE CREW 1097 REQ ACCESS -- -- PER MRI SO, CLR FOR YOSEMITE OAKS OR OAKS RD ONLY - NO WHERE ELSE -- 1039 63-50
9:11AM COLORADO AT SR140 CLOSED
9:11AM YOSEMITE OAKS AT SR140 CLOSED
9:11AM E WHITLOCK AT SR140 CLOSED
9:11AM W WHITLOCK AT SR49N CLOSED
9:11AM CYA RD AT SR49N CLOSED
9:10AM NO STATE RTES ARE CLOSED AT THIS TIME
8:00AM 1039 ENTAC/OFCR CARTER
7:58AM 1039 CSII ARMSTRONG WILL COME IN EARLY
7:57AM 1039 64-C HAVE OFCR RODENBURG SEND 2 UNITS NOW AND BACK FILL A WATCH WITH B WATCH UNITS
12:39AM 1039 ENTAC
8:33PM 1039 61-1 ENRT
8:31PM VEHS GETTING THROUGH AND THE RDWY IS COVERED W/FIRE
8:31PM MRI SO INQ IF SON UNIT CAN CLOSE PRIEST COULTERVILLE ON THE TUOL SIDE
7:10PM PER 55 HAVE CO ROADS SROP OFF SIGNS--1039 TO MRI SO
7:03PM PER 58 SO REQ HARD CLOSURE AT SR140/WHITLOCK
7:01PM PER 63-57 1022 MRI SO MRI A/C IS 1097 AND MAKING ARRANGEMENTS
6:59PM SEE IF SOMEONE AVAIL TO TRANSPORT 6 HORSES FROM AREA--THE SO SHOULD HAVE VOLUNTEERS TO DO SO
6:20PM MRI SO REQ HARD CLOSURE AT SR140/YOSEMITE OAKS RD
6:16PM S2 MOVE CLOSURE FRM COLORADO / SHERLOCK TO (58) TO COLORADO / SR140
6:14PM 1039 TO MRI SO
6:08PM PER 63-S2 MR MANKINS IS THE ONLY ONE TO BE ALLOWED IN TO RETRIEVE HAY FOR HIS COWS
6:06PM 1039 TO CDF NO ONE IS ALLOWED IN UNTIL THEY ADV US OF IT
6:06PM CALL THE SO - HAVE PEOPLE THAT SAY THE SO HAS GIVEN PERMISSION TO GO PAST THE CLOSURE TO FEED COWS
5:44PM 1039 OAKHURST OFC FOR 57-S3
5:39PM 1039 MRI SO, IF THEY HAVE CONTACT
5:38PM UNABLE TO CONTACT CO RDS, ALL CIRCUTS ARE BUSY
5:33PM 1039 CDF PER THE FIRE CAPT AFFIRM TO LET THEM THROUGH
5:32PM TRACTOR TRLR DRIVER SAYS DELIVERING FOOD TO THE FIRE CAMP ON CYA ROAD - COMPANY NAME OF SYSCO FOODS CHECK W/FIRE TO SEE IF CAN ALLOW THEM IN
5:32PM PLS CALL CO RDS AND REQ ROAD CLOSED SIGNS FOR 49 NORTH / WHITLOCK
5:25PM 140-D11 WILL BE ENRT TO ASSIST W/THE FIRES SHORTLY - 63-S2 COPIES
4:40PM 1039 TO 63-55
4:37PM 1039 ENTAC
4:35PM CONTACT ENTAC AND ADVISE THEM OF THE ROAD CLOSURES
4:29PM NOTHING WAS MENTIONED BY CDF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, BUT MCSO HAS MULTI UNITS ENRT TO ASSIST W/EVAC OF CYA
4:28PM CONFIRM THERE IS NOTHING OFF CYA OR MOUNT BULLION RIDGE ROAD
4:27PM PER CDF, CONFIRMED EVACUATION OF SHERLOCK AND MOSIER RD S / MANDITORY / ALSO ADVSING RANCHERIA CREEK, COLORADO, AND TELEGRAPH RDS BEING CLOSED, WILL HAVE TO EVACUATE -- -- -- ALL PERSONS BEING EVACUATED SHOULD RESPOND TO THE MARIPOSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, THE RED CROSS IS SETTING UP THERE NOW
4:23PM UNITS COPY CLOSURE LINES 22
4:23PM ALSO TOLD ALL OF CYA CLOSED
4:19PM CDF IS REQ IMMEDIATE CLOSURE OF ALL OF SHERLOCK, COLORADO, AND WHITLOCK RDS
4:16PM PLS CONTACT MRI SO AND CONFIRM THE EXACT CLOSURES THAT ARE CURRENTLY GOING ON
4:15PM WILL BE COMPLETE CLOSURE - EVACUATING AREA
3:43PM SO NOW REQ CLOSE CYA CAMP RD DUE TO LOOKIE LOO S // POWER CUT OFF TO EL PORTAL AND YOSEMITE AREA S DUE TO THE FIRE
3:23PM 1039 CO RDS, WILL BE ENRT W/SIGNS
3:19PM MOVED CLOSURE TO COLORADO AND WHITLOCK AND COLORADO AND SR140
3:18PM REQ RD CLOSED SIGNS AT SHERLOCK AND WHITLOCK / SHERLOCK AND COLORADO
3:13PM SO ALSO REQ CLOSER CONTINUE TIL FURTHER NOTICE
3:11PM PER SO REQ ALL SHERLOCK BE CLOSED FRM WHITLOCK TO COLORADO
3:11PM NR FRM 63-53 OTA - 1039 OFFICE TO SGT ADV TO TRY HIM AGAIN OTA IN 15
2:56PM REQ CLOSURE FOR FIRE

avatar Re: CHP: SHERLOCK RD AT WHITLOCK RD
July 27, 2008 05:44PM
Incident: 0669 Type: Report of Fire Location: SHERLOCK RD AT WHITLOCK RD ThomasBrothers: 265 1L info as of: 7/27/2008 5:40:15 PM
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
5:35PM PER LOG 874 CDF ADVSD THERE IS A CHASE PETROLEUM TRK STOPPED BY CHP - HE NEEDS TO GET THRU TO GET UP THE HILL WITH FUEL
4:29PM 1039 63-L
4:27PM 1039 CDF
4:27PM PER 63-58 CITZ ADVSD THAT THE FIRE HYDRANT AT OUTBACK BULIDLING MATERIALS IS NOW FUNCTIONING THEY HAVE ACCESS TO 65000 GLS OF WATER
4:06PM 61-T1 1097 DOGTOWN AT TEXAS HILL WITH A HARD CLOSURE
4:04PM PER 63-L HARD CLOSURE AT MYKLE OAKS SR49
3:45PM PER 63-S2 HAVE 63-58 RESP FOR THE CLOSURE MYKLE OAKS AT SR49
3:41PM 1039 63-L
3:41PM PER MARIPOSA SO REQ MYKLE OAKS ST SR49 CLOSED
3:40PM 1039 64-S1
3:27PM PER 61-5 WILL NEED UNITS AT DOGTOWN AND SCHILLING AND DOGTOWN AND TEXAS HILL
3:09PM PER 63-S1 THERE IS A HARD CLOSURE AT FRENCH CAMP AND SR49
2:53PM PER 61-5 THERE IS NO TRAFFIC SCHILLING AT SR49 WILL RESP AND CHK DOGTOWN AND SCHILING AND TEXAS HILL AND SCHILLING
2:53PM PER 64-R2 CHKED CYA RD AND THE CYA CAMP ITSELF - NO SYSCO TRK
2:45PM 1039 63-S2 WITH INFO F/LINE 225
2:42PM 1039 61-S2 THATS NEG START 1019 AND 63-56 WILL RESP TO THE RIVER CANYON
2:41PM PER 63-57 INJD FIREFIGHTER HAD BEEN PICKED UP BEFORE HE GOT BACK
2:31PM PER SO THEY ALSO NEED A HARD CLOSURE AT DOGTOWN AND TEXAS HILL AND THIS WILLL ACCOMPLISH THE CLOSEING OF THE REST OF SHILLING
2:30PM PER 61-S1 HE HAS 61-T1 BUSHEY AND 61-T2 AUSTIN ENRT FOR CLOSURES
2:27PM 1039 MARIPOSA SO NEED DOGTOWN AND SCHILLING AND DOG TOWN AND TEXZAS HILL CLOSED
2:24PM 1039 MADERA EMS FOR FORESTRY FIRE FIGHTER
2:23PM 1039 STAN NATL FOREST THEY ADV DO NOT HAVE A CALL OF THIS
2:23PM 1039 TO SIERRA NATL FOREST =-- NOT THEM
2:23PM 63-57 ADV HE WILL NEED STITCHES AND CALL TO CONFIRM TRANSPORT VAN ENRT IF NOT THEN ROLL 1141
2:22PM 63-57 IS CURR OUT W/ IN INJURED FORESTRY FIRE FIGHTER - HE THOUGHT TRANSPORT VN ENRT -HE IS SR140 3/4 MILE JWO SWEETWATER CREEK ON RS
2:21PM PER 61-5 CONFIRM SCHILLING/DOG TOWN/TEXAS HILL THEY ALL 3 DONT DROSS
2:19PM 61-5 ON THE BLUE ETA OF 5 TO SCHILLING AND SR49
2:19PM 1039 63-S1 AFFIRM HARD CLOSURE
2:19PM PER 66-R2 ASC IF WHITLOCK AND SR49 IS A HARD CLOSURE - SO INQING
2:18PM 57-79 CODE 4 AT CLOSURE OAK AT SR140
2:15PM 1039 57-S2
2:09PM 1039 63-L REG LINE 201 HAVE 57-S2 1021 HIM AT THE OFC
2:05PM PER 64-R2 1097
2:02PM HAVE 64-R1 OR 64-R2 RESPOND TO FRENCHCAMP AT 49 FOR HARD ROAD CLOSURE
1:55PM PER THE SO NEED TO CLOSE SHCHILLING/DOG TOWN/TEXAS HILL WHERE THEY COME TOGETHER
1:55PM PER 63-S3 FRENCH CAMP AT SR49 IS NOW A FULL CLOSURE UNIT IS 1097
1:47PM PER 63-S3 MOVING AN OFCR TO FRENCH CAMP AT SR49 FOR HARD CLOSURE
1:40PM PER MARIPOSA SO REQ SR49 AT SCHILLING AND SCHILLING AT DOG TOWN FOR MANDATORY EVACUATION
1:39PM 1039 CT D10-TAMMY
1:37PM WILL NEED SIGNS ON BOTH SIDES OF BRICEBURG WHERE THE FIRE TRKS ARE STAGED
1:37PM HAVE CT RESP WITH SOME SIGNS TO ADVS FOR TRAFFIC TO SLOW DUE TO EMERGENCY EQUPT IN THE AREA
1:35PM PER 63-57 THE FIRE IS NOW APPROX 6/10 MILE JEO BRICEBURG ALONG THE RIVER EDGE HAS NOT JUMPED THE RD
1:23PM 1039 64-C
1:01PM 1039 63-L MAKE SURE YOSEMITE OAKS AT SR140 AND OAK AT SR140 ARE CLOSED

Re: Telegraph Fire
July 27, 2008 01:34PM
I understand Yosemite Valley was without power last night. Has it been restored yet?
avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 27, 2008 01:44PM
Louis wrote:

> I understand Yosemite Valley was without power last night. Has
> it been restored yet?

The webcams haven't update since Saturday afternoon. So I'd say there's a good chance that power is still out.

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 27, 2008 01:47PM
Found this:

Though Pacific Gas and Electric cut power to the park, onsite generators were supplying energy to keep lodges, stores and visitor service stations open.

http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=45464&provider=top

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 27, 2008 06:56PM
Re: Telegraph Fire
July 27, 2008 07:47PM
It just keeps getting bigger. We had heavy smoke from it all day at the lake.
Re: Telegraph Fire
July 27, 2008 08:10PM
Louis... I have family who live on Colorado Rd between 140 and the curve south... where exactly is the fireline??? has it crossed Ranchera Creek Rd?





The Mystic Mermaid
Re: Telegraph Fire
July 27, 2008 09:03PM
According to the CHP and Mariposa County Sheriff report Colorado Rd. and Ranchera Creek Rd. are closed and evacuations are in effect for that area.
Here's a good link to find the latest updates:
http://www.goldrushcam.com/
Re: Telegraph Fire
July 27, 2008 09:25PM
Yes, evacuated... just hoping their home isn't burnt. Prayers sent to the area..God bless our firefighters.

Thanks for the help... if anything new crops up, please advise. Living in Coachella Valley, so news is trickling down to these parts.

Danke..

Sea





The Mystic Mermaid
Re: Telegraph Fire
July 27, 2008 10:09PM
Sea...

I just came across this on The Firefighter Blog:
http://firefighterblog.blogspot.com/

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Upon signing out for the day Telegraph Air Attack reported to Telegraph Operations the fire is doing "much better than yesterday".

He described how earlier in the day they successfully worked from the south then north. He acknowledged he couldn't see through the smoke to give a final overhead impression of the activity occurring in the east and northeast flanks.

Division R is trying to keep the fire from running in to the Rancheria Creek Road and Colorado Road area just west of Midpines.
Re: Telegraph Fire
July 29, 2008 11:41AM
I am trying to find out if Brad Irene Aborn their Family and HOrses are okay...does anyone have any news. They have the Flying A Ranch in Midpine
I would appreciate any information.





Menyoun M. Andrade
Re: Telegraph Fire
July 31, 2008 01:43PM
Menyoun wrote:

> I am trying to find out if Brad Irene Aborn their Family and
> HOrses are okay...does anyone have any news. They have the
> Flying A Ranch in Midpine
> I would appreciate any information.
>


According to this story, the Aborns are doing fine, and their horses and sheep are safe.

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-yosemite31-2008jul31,0,6744667.story

"Mariposa County Supervisor Brad Aborn has his own horse story.

He and his wife run Flying A Ranch, where they breed prized black Arabians. When the fire threatened, neighbors showed up with horse trailers to help pack out the ranch's three stallions and more than a dozen mares.

"It was like the 1800s, when you had barn-raisings," Aborn said. "People pitched in like you can't believe."

The horses are being temporarily housed at the county fairgrounds, along with the family's 14 sheep.

Aborn and family, meanwhile, bunked down that first night at his office in the county building in Mariposa. His children got sleeping bags. Aborn slept on a blanket.

"It's an adventure -- sort of like my survival training in the Navy," he said. "But a little different with a wife, and kids and horses.""
Re: Telegraph Fire
July 28, 2008 06:56AM
Thanks again Louis... so far looks like fire is holding 2 miles from their home. But then again, I don't know how accurate this site is:

http://geomac.usgs.gov/

I keep looking, and so far no news is good news.

Chao for now

Sea





The Mystic Mermaid
Re: Telegraph Fire
July 28, 2008 07:39AM
Here's a site that gives the latest info visually, plus a status report:
http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/

If you have Google Earth installed (free download at Google) you can get a good visual update of what's new, old, and the direction it's going by clicking below the large photo where it says "download kmz file". Just (assuming Google Earth is already installed) click on it and choose to run the file. You can zoom in on the Telegraph fire and see what new hotspots are showing for various time periods.

This is really a shame to happen now to the Mariposa area; they've suffered through the Ferguson slide and the loss of business for a long time, now they're barely past that, and right in the middle of the summer season, this happens.

With all the recent lightning fires, it was surprising to see target shooting listed as the cause.





Gary
Yosemite Photo Galleries: http://www.pbase.com/roberthouse/yo
avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 28, 2008 03:03PM
Incident: 1184 Type: Report of Fire Location: SHERLOCK RD AT WHITLOCK RD ThomasBrothers: 265 1L info as of: 7/28/2008 3:00:40 PM
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
2:48PM PER 63-43 EB SR140 NOW CLOSED AT THE OCTAGON FOR EB TRAFFIC
2:42PM 1039 CT
2:37PM PER 63-L PLEASE HAVE CT CHANGE THE CMS THAT IS EB SR140 JEO SR49N TO READ ROAD CLOSED 10 MILES AHEAD
2:28PM 63-43 ENRT TO THE OCTAGON TO SHUT DOWN SR140 FOR EB TRAFFIC
2:22PM 1039 YNP
2:20PM A GOOD PLACE ON THE MARIPOSA SIDE WOULD BE OLD HWAY OR TRIANGLE AND ON THE YNP SIDE WOULD BE EL PORTAL - VEHS CAN TURN AT GAS STATION
2:19PM PER 63-41 CDF WANTS CHP TO HANDLE BOTH CLOSURES ON THE PARK SIDE AND MARIPOSA SIDE
2:16PM CAN YOU ADV WHERE THE CLOSURE SPANS FOR THE CODE 20--WHERE TO WHERE
2:16PM PER 63-41 CDF NOW ADVS THEY WANT THE RD CLOSED NEAR THE PARK ENTRANCE AND CLOSER TO MARIPOSA THEY NEED TO GET ALL THESE CARS OUT
2:14PM PER 63-S3 CONFIRM THERE IS A UNIT ON EITHER SIDE OF THE CLOSURE
2:11PM PER 63-L HE WILL ALSO 1021 YNP HEAD RANGER TO ADVS ON RD CLOSURE
2:07PM PER 63-50 WILL MAINTAIN CLOSURE OAKS AT SR140 - CAN ALSO ADVS MOTORISTA OF THE CLOSURE ON SR140
2:06PM 1039 YNP WITH INFO
2:06PM PER 63-50 63-52 IS REQING THAT ANY CMS ON SR140 BE CHANGED TO REFLECT THE CLOSURE ON SR140
2:03PM ALSO PER 64-C ON THE NEXT RPT LIST ALL CURRENT CLOSURES
2:03PM 1039 D- 10 TAMMY
1:59PM PER 63-41 HE IS GETTING ALL HIS INFO F/63-52 CDF CHIEF NOW ADVS THAT SR140 WILL NEED TO BE CLOSED FOR APPROX 1 HR
1:58PM PER 63-41 CDF CHIEF NOW ADVS THAT SR140 WILL NEED TO BE CLOSED LONGER THAN 10 MINUTES - WILL NOW BE UNK DURATION
1:52PM INFO ONLY FOR CT - UNITS 1097 ARE HANDLING
1:52PM PER 63-41 THERE IS A MAJOR EVENT THAT HAS OCC D - FIRE HAS NOT JUMPED THE RD HOWEVER CDF CHIEF REQ SR140 CLOSED FOR APPROX 10 MINUTES
1:31PM 63-45 UTL ON SUBJ MOWING
1:30PM PER 63-41 HE AND 63-52 ARE STILL IN THE RIVER CANYON CDF BATT CHIEF ADVSD FIRE IS NEARING THE POINT WHERE IT WILL PROBABLY JUMP THE RD
1:24PM 63-45 1097 IN THE AREA
1:05PM PTY IS NOT A STATE EMPLOYEE AND ANOTHER FIRE COULD START
1:04PM PER 63-S3 CITZ RPT OF SUBJ MOWING THE GRASS W/TRACTOR AND MOWER SR140 AT AGUA FRIA
12:54PM 1039 63-L
12:53PM THE 1020 WHERE IT MAY JUMP THE RD IS POSS 4 MILES JEO BRICEBURG
12:53PM PER 63-41 STILL LOOKS OK RDWAY STILL OPEN
12:43PM 1039 63-L
12:40PM 63-41 W/63-52 THEY ARE IN THE RIVER CANYON SR140 NEAT 37 1/2 AND 38 1/2 FIRE APPS THAT IS IT GOING TO JUMP THE RD - THE 2 UNITS CAN HANDLE
12:33PM PER 63-S3 WILLIAMS AT SR140 PARTIAL CLOSURE - WILL BE MANNED BY 3 DMV INVESTIGATORS
12:11PM 1039 CT--THANKS
12:10PM REG LINE 101 63-S3 IS STILL TRYING TO FIND THE CDF CONTACT WILL ADVS
12:07PM PER 57-80 HE IS SET UP SO VEHS DO NOT GO ONTO COLORADO OR WHITLOCK
12:07PM PER 63-S3 ADVD 57-80 TO SET UP EAST OF COLORADO SO VEHS DO NOT GO ON COLORADO OR WEST ON WHITLOCK
11:44AM 1039 MARISPOSA SO THEY ARE PROVDING 1148 FOR HIM NOW
11:41AM PER 57-80 CDF CAME BY THE SUBJ IS AT 6088 W WHITLOCK NOT EAST WHITLOCK - SUBJ IS STULL THERE SO NEEDS TO RESP OVER
11:37AM PER 63-41 AT W WHITLOCK AT SR49 THERE IS RD CLOSED SIGN IS A UNIT SUPPED TO BE THERE
11:31AM CDF IS HAVING DIFFICULTY GETTING FIRE EQUPT DOWN SOME RDS IN THE AREA DUE TO SPECTATORS
11:30AM PER 63-S3 COM 43 IS THE COMMUNICATIONS AT THE FAIRGROUNDS - NEED A UNIT TO GO TO THE EAST EDGE OF THE FIRE
11:22AM 1039 MARIPOSA SO THEY DONT HAVE ANY INFO - WILL RESP AT DEP TO 98 W/57-80
11:17AM 1039 61-S1 WITH INFO
11:16AM 1039 MARIPOSA SO
10:49AM 30-R1 1097 FRENCH CAMP AT SR49
10:47AM 1039 63-S3 WILL CHK AND ADVS
10:44AM PER CDF COM 43 REQD THRU THEM A UNIT FOR 1184 ON SR140 AT THE EDGE OF THE FIRE - UNK IF EAST OR WEST SIDE
10:33AM 63-45 CHKED THE AREA OF THE FAIRGRUNDS AND TRAFFIC IS CLR
10:24AM 1039 63-S3 THE FAIRGROUNDS WILL ADVS
10:24AM PER MARIPOSA SO MAJOR PROBLEM AT THE FAIRGROUNDS W/TRAFFIC DOWN TO ONE LANE AND FIRE TRKS CANT GET THRU
10:18AM 1039 63-S3 THATS FINE
10:18AM PER 63-49 SO IS 1097 ADVISING THAT COLORADO AT SR140 SHOULD BE A HARD CLOSURE
10:01AM PER 63-52 THE SO DEP IS 1097 WITH HER FOR HER ESCORT WILL ASC IF THAT DEP CAN RESP TO 57-80 S 1020
9:41AM 1039 MARIPOSA SO
9:17AM 57-86 AT FULL CLOSURE GROSSJEAN AT SR140
9:13AM PER MARIPOSA SO THEY ARE 1097 W/63-57
9:08AM 1039 63-S3 WITH INFO F/LINE 46
9:05AM 57-80 E WHITLOCK AT COLORADO WITH FULL CLOSURE
8:56AM 1039 MARIPOSA SO
8:52AM 57--HAVE A PERSON WALKED OUT OF THE FIRE ZONE--NEED SO DEPUTY OUT HERE TO DIRECT THEM INTO WHERE THE HOUSE IS
8:03AM PER 63-S3 FULL CLOSURE COLORADO AT WHITLOCK
6:22AM 1039 63-S3
1:32AM 1039 63-53 AND 63-56
12:34AM 1039 66-R2
12:31AM PER MRI CDF, OUR OFCR SITTING AT BOTTOM OF MT BULLION RD, PLS ADV THIS OFCR MAN FM CHASE PETROLEUM THAT NEEDS TO PASS TO PICK UP FUEL TRUCK
11:17PM CORR LINE 11, NO LONGER NEEDED AT DOGTOWN AND TEXAS HILL
11:02PM NO LONGER NEEDED AT DOGTOWN AND TEXAS SCHILLING
11:02PM PER 63-S1 ADVISED NEEDS 1 SONORA UNIT AT 49 AND SCHILLING AND 1 AT DOGTOWN AND SCHILLING
10:58PM 1039 63-S2
10:33PM CLOSURES AT SCHILLING AT SR49 AND DOGTOWN AT TEXAS HILL ARE HARD CLOSURES NO ONE ALLOWED THROUGHT CLOSURE

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 28, 2008 03:18PM
They're listing the cause of this fire as target shooting.

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 28, 2008 04:19PM
Re: Telegraph Fire
July 28, 2008 05:09PM
Hi, Update on my family on Colorado Rd...

Brother at the house with Firefighters. Looks like they are using his home as an outpost/staging area. Sister at shelter. Cell Phone towers blew up and electricity is turned off, so no phones working in the area. All major roads to area hard closed. and looks like CHP closing 140 between Mariposa and El Portal.

Anyone visiting Yosemite call ahead to see if Park will remain open. 140 entry closed. Electricity off, working on generators. Think 41 entry still open?

Thanks to all for continuing posting info. We and our families appreciate it.

Sea


UPDATE: YOSEMITE PARK REMAINS OPEN...PER THEIR WEBSITE.

http://www.yosemitepark.com/default.aspx



Post Edited (07-28-08 17:17)



The Mystic Mermaid
avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 28, 2008 05:12PM
SeaWitch wrote:

> Think 41 entry still open?

Both 41 and 120 are open.

Re: Telegraph Fire
July 28, 2008 05:52PM
Sea,

It's good to hear your family is safe. Thanks for the info.
Re: Telegraph Fire
July 28, 2008 08:29PM
Thanks Louis... this "blog" has been a God Send... U too EEEEEK





The Mystic Mermaid
avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 29, 2008 12:09AM
10:57PM EB SR140 AT OCTOGON IS NOW OPEN, WILL HEAD TO CEDAR LODGE AND ADV 63-48
10:53PM AND ADV THEM TO 1019 TO MRI OFC AMD MOVE BARRICADES TO RHS
10:52PM PER 63-S1, SR140 WILL OPEN SR140 FROM 2000 TO 0900, AND GO BACK TO HARD CLOSURE AT 0900
10:40PM PER POS 28, SGT GREENE ADV THAT SR140 CANNOT BE OPENED, SGT WILL CALL BACK WITH ADDITIONAL INFO
10:34PM PER OPERATIONS AT CAL FIRE, WE CAN OPEN SR140 IN 15 MINS, NO ESCORTS NEEDED
10:15PM 1039 NTL FOREST
10:12PM NATL FOR HAD BEEN TELLING PPL IT WAS OPEN
10:12PM CLOSURE AT 140 AND EL PORTAL IS A H A R D CLOSURE
9:04PM PER 61-T1, AT&T WORKERS NEED TO GO DOWN THERE, THEY NEED TO GO TO BUCKHORN AND SCHILLING THEY WERE GIVEN PERMISSION BY FIRE
8:45PM THE RIVER CANYON WILL BE OPEN TO US ESCORTING THRU--TRYING TO GET CT PILOT CARS NOW
8:22PM 1039 SGT DUNCAN ADVD AFFIRM
8:13PM 1039 SGT DUNCAN
8:12PM LONNIIE LAWHAN DARK COLORED SUBARU YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK DISPATCHER ETA TO THE OCTAGON 20-30MIN
8:11PM 1039 SGT DUNCAN SAID WILL HAVE A C SHIFT UNIT ESCORT THREW
7:24PM CT ADVISE THEIR AM RADIO IS NOT ADVISE REOPENING OF RDWY--MAY BE OES WITH PORT RADIO MSG--TMC
7:18PM 63-42 RELIEVED BY 63-53 FOR A BREAK
6:41PM 1039 CT D10 RUDY--TMC
6:39PM PER 63-55 ADV TMC AM 503 BST AND CT INFO LINE ARE ADVZG SR140 RD CLOSURE ENDS AT 1730--NEEDS TO BE FIXED--IT IS STILL CLOSED AND UNK ETA
4:13PM 63-S2 CODE 4 SUBJ HAS NOT SHOWED UP GAME PLAN IN PLACE IN CASE HE DOES

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 29, 2008 10:14AM
Re: Telegraph Fire
July 29, 2008 12:17PM
Well, no news yet from our family up there in Midpines other than that they were evacuated. No news is good news. Because we have been pinging E-mails from the Evac center.

Oh, we just had a 5.8 earthquake here in So CA.! Isn't California just fun?

Lordy...





The Mystic Mermaid
avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 29, 2008 01:07PM
SeaWitch wrote:

> Oh, we just had a 5.8 earthquake here in So CA.! Isn't
> California just fun?

Broke a couple of dishes here. Nice ride.

Re: Telegraph Fire
July 29, 2008 01:14PM
Fires...earthquakes...never a dull moment, eh? The wind is out of the north here on the south shore of Tahoe and a little cooler.

The Firefighter Blog is operated by a retired fireman and he is posting reliable information and a good variety of maps.
The URL is http://firefighterblog.blogspot.com/
avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 29, 2008 03:39PM
avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 29, 2008 04:20PM
More from the CHP log:

Incident: 0016 Type: Report of Fire Location: MARIPOSA ThomasBrothers: 265 3L info as of: 7/29/2008 4:17:27 PM
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
4:11PM 1039 63-S1 REG LINES 107-108 THEY CAN GO IN AND TAKE FUEL THEY ARE DIGGING A FIRE BREAK
4:10PM 1039 CDF WILL ASC AND RECALL
4:08PM PER 48-93 THERE ARE SUBJS HERE IN TRKS ADVSING THEY HAVE DOZERS UP IN THE AREA CAN THEY GET THRU
3:53PM 1039 MARIPOSA SO F/AC
3:12PM 63-58 NOW AT THE CLOSURE S140 AT THE OCTAGON
1:43PM 61-2/HARD CLOSURE ON BULL CREEK AT OLD YOSEMITE RD
1:42PM 1039 63-S3
1:38PM PER 61-L FULL CLOSURE NOW AT GREELEY HILL AT THE Y WITH BULL CREEK AND BAUER CAVE - 61-2 HAS THIS CLOSED
1:29PM SO--UNITS IN ANDERSON VALLEY AREA OF GREELEY HILL, NEED RD CLOSURES IN THE AREA
12:14PM PER 63-52 UNIT IS 1097
12:13PM 1039 MARIPOSA SO SCOPE UNITS ARE HANDLING AND ENRT
12:09PM 1039 MARIPOSA SO THERE IS A SCOPE UNIT COMING DOWN CYA NOW DETAIN HIM AND HAVE HIM HANDLE
12:08PM PER 64-R2 NEED SO DEP TO RESP TO CYA RD AT SR49 PTYS HERE NEED TO GET TO RES - LN VITANS 5880 MT BULLION RIDGE
11:57AM 1039 MARIPOSA SO
11:57AM 1039 MARIPOSA SO WHAT IS PTYS NAME
11:45AM PER 64-R3 ADVS 63-S3 THERE ARE REPORTERS HERE AT W WHITLOCK AND WANT TO GO DOWN THE RD - IS THAT OK
11:37AM 140 AT WILLIAMS, PER MRI SO--THE LOOKIE LOOS NEED TO BE CLEARED OUT--OR STATION A UNIT THERE, PEOPLE ARE WATCHING THE HELICOPTER ACTIVITY
11:26AM PER 63-50 THE LANE SHIFT IFO THE FAIRGROUNDS IS IN EFFECT - CT HAD TO GET EQUPT F/MERCED
11:09AM PER 63-50 ADVS 63-50 NEG TRAFFIC WILL BE CLR IN APPROX 5
11:07AM 1039 MARIPOSA SO IS THIS FIRE RELATED OR TRAFFIC RELATED
10:01AM PER 63-50 SHIFT CHANGE IS JUST ABOUT OVER AND TRAFFIC IS RTNING TO NORMAL ON SR49S
9:25AM PER 63-52 63-45 ADVS 1039
9:22AM 1039 63-S1 CANT GET AHOLD OF CT SUPV AT THIS TIME STILL TRYING HE IS IN THE CANYON - CT SUPV STEVE CALL SIGN CT-1295
9:19AM PER 63-50 ASC IF S UNIT GOT AHOLD OF CT FOR CONES - MADE CONTACT W/GROUND SUPPORT UNITS THEY ARE AGREEABLE ON THE LANE SHIFT
9:01AM 1039 MARIPISA SO
9:00AM 1039 MARIPOSA SO F/1022 - SO INQ PTYS NAME
8:56AM 1039 MARIPOSA SO WILL BE EXT THEY ARE IN LIMBO ON HOW THAT WILL WORK NOW
8:55AM WILL DO A LANE SHIFT SO THE TRKS CAN GET IN AND FUEL - WILL MAKE A SINGLE LANE FOR THEM
8:54AM PER 63-50 ENRT TO THE FAIRGROUNDS - S UNIT IS COORDINATING WITH CT TO RESP WITH CONES
8:53AM PER 57-79 TRAFFIC AT THE FAIRGROUNDS NOT TOO BAD COMING TO A STOP ON THE SB SIDE AT VARAIN AND AT OLD HWAY ON THE NB SIDE
8:46AM PER 63-41 SR140 CLOSED AT CEDAR LODGE
8:37AM PER 63-S1 VEHS IN THE CD AND BOTH SB AND NB SR49S - FIRE EQUPT IN THE ARE OF STOCKTON CREEK AND VARIAN
8:34AM 1039 63-S1 REG LINE 31
8:15AM PER 63-S1 ADVS 63-41 TO HANDLE THE CLOSURE AT CEDAR LODGE THERE WILL BE A PARK RANGER THAT WILL RELEIVE HIM AND MAINTAIN IT
8:09AM PER MARIPOSA SO THEY NEED A UNIT IN THE AREA OF THE OF THE FAIRGROUNDS FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL
7:54AM ALSO ADVS CT SUPV IN MIDPINES TO HAVE THE CMS REFLECT THAT SR140 IS CLOSED
6:54AM 1039 MRI SO
6:54AM SEE IF SO HAS A UNIT TO RESP E WHITLOCK/ COLORADO SUBJ REQ AN ESCORT
6:50AM 1039 MRI SO THEY WILL SEND A UNIT OUT
6:45AM MRI SO REQ 1184 49 AT BEN HUR, SHIFT CHANGE FOR FIRE AND HAVE A BIG BACK UP
6:39AM 1039 48-M1
5:16AM ***ONLY SECTION OF SR140 THAT WILL BE CLOSED AT 0900 WILL BE FROM CEDAR LODGE TO OCTAGON***OTHERWISE SR140 IS OPEN
2:58AM 1039 63-49 W/ VEH DESC SUBJ WILL CHECK WITH FIRE PERSONNELL BEFORE PASSING THRU
2:57AM THIS IS 63-49, 1039 63-49
2:53AM PER CAL FIRE, THEY HAVE SOMEONE GOING UP TO MT BULLION CAMP BUT WERE UNABLE TO CONTACT ANYONE FOR PERMISSION
1:36AM PER SGT, SR140 IS OPEN ALL THE WAY TO THE PARK, AT 0900 IT WILL BE CLOSED
12:28AM 1039 CT D10 LYNN--TMC
12:25AM CT EMS SIGN AT NB 140 AT THE VISITORS CENTER STILL SHOWING AS CLOSED

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 29, 2008 09:49PM
Incident: 0016 Type: Report of Fire Location: MARIPOSA ThomasBrothers: 265 3L info as of: 7/29/2008 9:45:21 PM
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
9:40PM C41 1022 ANY FURTHER PRTY GOT VEH OPEN
9:34PM C41 ADVSG FIREFIGHTER LOCKED HIMSELF OUT OF THE VEH INQG IF ANY UNIT AHS SLIM/JIM
8:35PM 1039 CT D10
8:34PM 1039 YNP DISP TO ADV THEM TO PICK UP SIGNS PER 63-S2
8:34PM 48-93 ADVSG THE TRAFFIC THAT CAME THREW ADVD THERE WAS NOTHING STOPPING THEM STILL THEY GOT ON SCHILLING RD
8:30PM PER 63-S2, 140 WILL NOW BE OPEN IN BOTH DIRECTIONS FM OCTAGON TO CEDAR LODGE

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 30, 2008 10:49AM
Associated Press - July 30, 2008 1:14 PM ET

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - The main western highway into Yosemite National Park is reopening after firefighters pushed back flames that have charred about 50 square miles just outside the park.

Authorities had temporarily shut down a 10-mile stretch of Highway 140 to keep flames from leaping across the Merced River canyon earlier this week. The road reopened this morning, but officials are still recommending tourists take alternate routes into Yosemite to give fire engines enough room to maneuver.

The blaze raging since Friday has destroyed 21 homes and is only 20% contained.

Fire officials previously said 25 homes burnt down, but revised their assessment today after discovering 4 of the structures were outbuildings.
avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 30, 2008 10:50AM
avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 30, 2008 12:47PM
Incident: 0020 Type: Report of Fire Location: MARIPOSA ThomasBrothers: 265 3L info as of: 7/30/2008 12:42:25 PM
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
11:53AM 1039 MARIPOSA SO
11:23AM 1039 YNP
11:22AM 1039 CT
10:05AM PER 63-45 THE SIGN AT SR140 AND SR49N DOES ADVS SR140 IS CLOSED
10:00AM IF IT DOES SAY THAT THE RDWY IS CLOSED, LET TMC KNOW B/C THEY WERE HAVING TROUBLE WITH IT EARLIER
9:59AM HAVE UNIT MAKE SURE IT SAYS CLOSED
9:59AM SUPPOSED TO TURN ON THE SIGN (#98) FOR SR140 AT SR49 CLOSURE
9:16AM 64-R4 AT HORNITOS RD WILL HANDLE
9:15AM PER 63-S1 SHIFT CHANGE AT THE FAIRGROUNDS NEED UNIT TO DO 1184 SR140 AT SR49S TO STOP TRAFFIC SO CREWS CAN GET THRU TOWN
8:50AM PER 63-50 63-45 IS REQING A BREAK
8:43AM PER 61-S2 HAVE 61-T3 ROVE AND GIVE BREAKS FOR FIXED POST UNITS
8:31AM 63-S1 ENRT TO SR49 AT JOE HOWARD FOR TRAFFIC COMPLANT
8:30AM REG LINES 41-43 PER 63-S3 MEDIA CAN GO CAUTION THEM AND THERE IS NO ESCORT
8:28AM 1039 T1
8:28AM T1 INQ IF MEDIA FRO ALAMEDA CAN GO THRU CLOSURE
8:21AM 1039 CT
8:19AM SR140 IS CLOSED
8:19AM PER 63-50 63-45 ADVSD HAVE CT CHANGE THE CMS S IN THE AREA TO ADVS RD CLOSED - CITZS ADVS SIGN READS RD IS OPEN
8:15AM 1039 YNP THEY HAVE A RANGER 1097 FOR THE CLOSURE
8:14AM PER 63-S1 MAKE SURE PARK HAS CEDAR LODGE SIDE IS CLOSED
7:58AM ALSO HAVE 63-41 CHK THE CLOSURE AND MAKE SURE NO VEHS ARE IN BET
7:57AM 1039 63-S1 AFFIRM CLOSE SR140 AT 0800 PER CDF FLIGHT OPERATIONS WILL BEGIN BET 0830-0900 HRS
7:55AM PER 63-41 CONFIRM THAT THE CLOSURE FOR SR140 WILL BE IN AFFECT AT 0800 HRS
7:11AM 1039 MARIPOSA SO WILL RESP SOMEONE AS SOON AS THEY CAN
6:43AM 57-86 OAK/SR140 PARTIAL CLOSURE
6:34AM MORE 1184 NEED FOR FAIRGROUNDS AT 49 S/FAIRGROUDNS RD PER CALFIRE

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 30, 2008 06:23PM
Incident: 0020 Type: Report of Fire Location: MARIPOSA ThomasBrothers: 265 3L info as of: 7/30/2008 6:19:22 PM
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
6:01PM 1039 57-75
5:57PM PER 63-42 CLOSURE MOVED TO COLORADO AND RANCHERIA
5:45PM 57-75 AND 57-79 CAN 1022 MARIPOSA FIRED
5:42PM 66-R1 AND 66-R2 AT THE MARIPOSA OFC RDWAY OPEN
5:40PM ALSO COLORADO AT SR140 WILL BE OPENED CLOSURE WILL BE MOVED TO COLORADO AND RANCHO RIA THIS IS BEING HANDLED BY 63-42
5:40PM PER 63-S3 GROSSJEAN AND SR140 IS OPEN WILL MOVE THE CLOSURE TO ALTA VISTA AT FORAN THIS IS BEING HANDLED BY 63-58
5:34PM PER 65-R6 RDWAY OPEN
5:26PM HAVE 65-R7, 65-R6, 63-56, 66-R2 AND 66-R1 1019 THE CLOSURES THEY ARE AT WILL BE OPENED PLACE SIGNS OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE RD
5:25PM 1039 63-58
5:25PM 1039 63-42
3:28PM PER 63-S3 ASC F/63-49 IS HE HAS SEEN ANY HELICOPTERS LATELY
3:27PM 1039 63-S3 HAVE 63-48 RESP
3:27PM PER 63-40 THIS DOZER WILL BE 1125 FOR ABOUT ANOTHER HR DOES 63-S3 WANT UNIT TO STAY OR SEND ANOTHER UNIT
3:12PM 1039 MARIPOSA SO
2:13PM PER 63-L THERE IS AN 1125 DOZER ON JERESYDALE JSO JERSEYDALE FIRE STATION HAVE A UNIT RESP
1:38PM 1039 48-92
1:38PM PER 61-S2 HAVE 48-92 RESP TO SCHILLING AT DOGTOWN
1:23PM 1039 MARIPOSA SO THEY HAVE A WAITING AREA AT COLORADO AND WHITLOCK
1:15PM 1039 63-S3 WITH INFO
1:01PM 1039 CT
1:00PM PER 63-41 HE HAS AN ETA OF 5 TO 63-45
12:50PM PER 63-50 63-45 IS REQING ETA ON THE ESCORT
11:53AM 1039 MARIPOSA SO
11:23AM 1039 YNP
11:22AM 1039 CT
10:05AM PER 63-45 THE SIGN AT SR140 AND SR49N DOES ADVS SR140 IS CLOSED
10:00AM IF IT DOES SAY THAT THE RDWY IS CLOSED, LET TMC KNOW B/C THEY WERE HAVING TROUBLE WITH IT EARLIER
9:59AM HAVE UNIT MAKE SURE IT SAYS CLOSED
9:59AM SUPPOSED TO TURN ON THE SIGN (#98) FOR SR140 AT SR49 CLOSURE
9:16AM 64-R4 AT HORNITOS RD WILL HANDLE
9:15AM PER 63-S1 SHIFT CHANGE AT THE FAIRGROUNDS NEED UNIT TO DO 1184 SR140 AT SR49S TO STOP TRAFFIC SO CREWS CAN GET THRU TOWN
8:50AM PER 63-50 63-45 IS REQING A BREAK
8:43AM PER 61-S2 HAVE 61-T3 ROVE AND GIVE BREAKS FOR FIXED POST UNITS
8:31AM 63-S1 ENRT TO SR49 AT JOE HOWARD FOR TRAFFIC COMPLANT
8:30AM REG LINES 41-43 PER 63-S3 MEDIA CAN GO CAUTION THEM AND THERE IS NO ESCORT
8:28AM 1039 T1
8:28AM T1 INQ IF MEDIA FRO ALAMEDA CAN GO THRU CLOSURE
8:21AM 1039 CT
8:19AM SR140 IS CLOSED
8:19AM PER 63-50 63-45 ADVSD HAVE CT CHANGE THE CMS S IN THE AREA TO ADVS RD CLOSED - CITZS ADVS SIGN READS RD IS OPEN
8:15AM 1039 YNP THEY HAVE A RANGER 1097 FOR THE CLOSURE
8:14AM PER 63-S1 MAKE SURE PARK HAS CEDAR LODGE SIDE IS CLOSED
7:58AM ALSO HAVE 63-41 CHK THE CLOSURE AND MAKE SURE NO VEHS ARE IN BET
7:57AM 1039 63-S1 AFFIRM CLOSE SR140 AT 0800 PER CDF FLIGHT OPERATIONS WILL BEGIN BET 0830-0900 HRS
7:55AM PER 63-41 CONFIRM THAT THE CLOSURE FOR SR140 WILL BE IN AFFECT AT 0800 HRS
7:11AM 1039 MARIPOSA SO WILL RESP SOMEONE AS SOON AS THEY CAN
6:43AM 57-86 OAK/SR140 PARTIAL CLOSURE
6:34AM MORE 1184 NEED FOR FAIRGROUNDS AT 49 S/FAIRGROUDNS RD PER CALFIRE

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 30, 2008 01:46PM
avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 30, 2008 04:17PM
CalFire is now report 40% containment.

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 30, 2008 04:27PM
As of 12 p.m. the following roads are in the evacuation area: Texas Hill Rd., Dogtown Rd from Texas Hill Rd to Schilling Rd., Schilling Rd to Hwy 49N, Michaeloaks Rd. with road closure beginning at Hwy 49N.

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 30, 2008 05:59PM
They have 65 Bulldozers on this fire, that's impressive. They have a lot of resources in California right now from all the fires that are winding down so they have a lot to throw at this one.

Here's the stats as of today.

3,792 Personnel
443 Fire Engines
74 Hand Crews
65 Dozers
39 Watertenders
13 Helicopters
12 Airtankers
Re: Telegraph Fire
July 30, 2008 06:55PM
fyi... had an E-mail from my relatives. They are safe and their home is too.

Thanks for the updates. And I will continue to monitor it.

with gratitude...

Sea





The Mystic Mermaid
avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 30, 2008 07:07PM
SeaWitch wrote:

> fyi... had an E-mail from my relatives. They are safe and
> their home is too.

Very good. Glad to here it.

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 31, 2008 10:14AM
Incident: 0032 Type: Report of Fire Location: MARIPOSA ThomasBrothers: 265 3L info as of: 7/31/2008 10:09:53 AM
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
9:48AM 63-S1 W/SO TO CHK ON AREAS TO SEE WHAT RDS CAN BE OPENED
9:22AM PER CDF - THE OFFICER WHO IS CURRENTLY AT 49 NORTH / CYA CAMP ENTRANCE - HE NEEDS TO LET CHASE PETROLIUM THROUGH WHEN THEY GET THERE
8:16AM PER CDF ON TRIANGLE AT BUCKINGHAM MTN RD THERE IS A TRK W/DOZER ON IT - TRIED TO MAKE THE TURN AND GOT STUCK - INFO ONLY WILL CALL IF CHP IS NEEDED
8:14AM DOES CT HAVE ETA LINE 7
8:14AM 1039 63-S3
8:13AM ONCE FIRE EQUPT STARTS OPERATIONS THEN ESCORTS WILL BE IN EFFECT
8:11AM PER 63-41 AT THIS TIME SR140 WILL REMAIN OPEN - THERE IS NO FIRE EQUPT OR HELICOPTERS IN THE AREA
7:51AM DOES CT HAVE ETA LINE 7
7:35AM 1039 CT D10-TINA
6:05AM 63-52 REQG A/C 1125 DONKEY ON GROSSJEAN JUST UP FRM SR140

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 31, 2008 02:52PM
The latest MODIS map is looking a lot better:

http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?f=1&i=5331&t=5248

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 31, 2008 02:57PM
Telegraph Fire News Release
Unified Command –CAL FIRE, U.S. Forest Service
Mariposa County Sheriff and Mariposa County Fire Department
Media Information – Phone (209) 742-7964
July 30, 2008

Mariposa, CA- Incident Commanders for the Telegraph Fire have announced that as of 5:00 pm today (7/30), the following areas will open for residents to re-enter. The areas openings include:

•Re-entry into the evacuated areas that are unaffected by the Telegraph Fire Northwest of Hwy 49 North.

•Areas to include Mount Bullion Access Road from Highway 49 North to the CDC Camp.

•Mykleoaks from Highway 49 North to and including Bear Trap Road.

•Fournier Road and French Camp Road.

•Re-Entry into the evacuated areas that are unaffected by the Telegraph Fire that are located West of Highway 140.

•Areas to include Grosjean, Avoca Vale, Serpentine and Lake View.

•East Whitlock closing at Colorado Road. Oak Road, Yosemite Oak, Crystal Aire including all spur roads.

•Colorado Road to Rancheria Creek Road.

Rancheria Creek Road will remain closed at this time.

All of the above recommendations will be modified based on fire behavior and movement.

Residents will be required to show identification of residency in order to re-enter which can include a valid driver’s license or utility bill. Residents are cautioned to drive slowly as fire vehicles are still working in the area.

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 31, 2008 06:15PM
Cal Fire reports containment at 45%.

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
July 31, 2008 09:23PM
thanks to everyone for keeping the fire news up to date.
avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
August 01, 2008 12:06PM
CalFire's 7 am report said the fire is 60% contained.

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
August 01, 2008 02:37PM
Re: Telegraph Fire
August 02, 2008 10:07AM
Good news...

The 7 AM CAL FIRE update says the fire is now 80% contained.
avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
August 02, 2008 02:02PM
The noon CalFire update shows 90% contained.

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
August 03, 2008 01:53PM
As of noon CalFire report 95% containment and full containment is expected on Monday.

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
August 04, 2008 01:48PM
They still report 95% containment and have changed the full containment date to August 5.

avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
August 05, 2008 03:37PM
CalFire is still report 95% containment.

Re: Telegraph Fire
August 05, 2008 05:22PM
They have pushed their full containment to August 6th. That final 5% must be in an especially tough spot to deal with.
avatar Re: Telegraph Fire
August 05, 2008 05:37PM
Louis wrote:

> They have pushed their full containment to August 6th. That
> final 5% must be in an especially tough spot to deal with.

Or "full containment" means a drop in funding.

avatar Finally
August 06, 2008 01:52PM
They are now reporting 100% containment.

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