Aliso and Woods Canyon Fire 6/2/2018

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by knucklebuster, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo (South Orange County)
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Canfield The One '12
    Saw the park is closed and maybe some evacuations at top of the world(?) I can see smoke in the distance from our house in MV. Anyone have more details?
     
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  2. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

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    Steve
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    Chameleon & Highball C
  3. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
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    Chameleon & Highball C
    From ABC...


    By ABC7.com staff
    Updated 9 mins ago
    LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (KABC) --
    A wind-driven brush fire spread to 50 acres in south Orange County on Saturday afternoon, prompting the evacuation of Laguna Beach's Top of the World neighborhood amid a response from at least 200 firefighters, officials said.

    The so-called Aliso Fire was burning in heavy brush in Wood Canyon, located behind Aliso Viejo's Soka University of America, an Orange County Fire Authority spokesperson tweeted at 1:46 p.m.

    There were no immediate reports of injuries or structural damage.
     
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  4. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    It’s at dripping cave trail/nestalls/bottom of Mathis area.
    F.#.C.K.
     
  5. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Washington City, UT (near St. George)
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    I was out and about with the family when this broke out. We got turned away at Laguna Regional Park gates due to the fire. When I saw the cloud, I knew it was Aliso. I don't know exactly where yet where it started, but it's anywhere between Soka and old Top of the World. Thus, trails threatened are anything from 5 Oaks, Wood Canyon, Dripping Cave, Mathis, Coyote, Meadows, Car Wreck, etc.

    50 acres, 200 fighters. I saw at least three helos doing getting water at the lake.

    https://twitter.com/CERCOLICBS/status/1003035526553694209

    Looks like Kindergarden area from that.

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    (Zoom function isn't that great on my old phone)

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  6. pdqmach26

    pdqmach26 Newbie with Hope!

    Name:
    Bob
    Looks like its near dipping cave/Mathis. Climbing up the hill towards the backside of Soka Univ. 4 Heli's and 3 planes dropping water. Using the area off of Wood Canyon where the extra jump trails are located as a water filling area for the Heli's.

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  7. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Pic on OC reg site show it burning where dripping cave trail intersects woods canyon
     
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  8. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Washington City, UT (near St. George)
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
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    This is the first "1 acre" pic I could find. At first that looked like the top of Meadows (location of photographer)... but I don't think so.
     
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  9. pdqmach26

    pdqmach26 Newbie with Hope!

    Name:
    Bob
    Looks like Kindergarden area from that.

    Exactly! I believe thats the area from my view.
     
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  10. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Washington City, UT (near St. George)
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
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  11. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
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    SC Chameleon SS
  12. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    The trail intersection at lower left in middle of smoke plume is intersection of Mathis and wood canyon, I’m pretty sure. Mathsis leading away to right, dripping cave behind smoke and nestalls and birthday visible up above, looks like
    Edit: south end of dripping cave
     
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  13. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Washington City, UT (near St. George)
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    Listening to the command feed now (https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/23313/web) they just called in more strike teams and two dozers.

    Specifically: 2 additional type 3 engine strike teams (10 engines) along w/ additional hand crews & dozers from Cal Fire.
     
  14. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Correcting myself, that intersection is intersection of woods and south end of dripping cave.
     
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  15. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Washington City, UT (near St. George)
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    Yup, I agree with you. That jives.
     
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  16. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Custom XTR 29er
    Ah... those Saturday crowds we love so well...

    Probably some "hiker" smoking a j in Dripping Cave.
     
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  17. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Yup.
     
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  18. SingleTrackJB

    SingleTrackJB Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
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    SingleTrackRider
  19. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Washington City, UT (near St. George)
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    Scanner is reporting that a big fire is burning in a ravine near/above Dripping Cave (trail?).
     
  20. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Washington City, UT (near St. George)
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    They just reported on the scanner that the fire started about 400 yards towards the ocean from the Mathis / Dripping Cave intersection (there's some confusion on the part of the firefighters as they aren't that familiar with the trails)
     
  21. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Sounds like it jumped the containment line heading up towards Soka University
     
  22. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Not good. Definitely the Dripping cave area. Hope they don't close the entire park for month's to come.:(
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  23. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    :(:(:(

    :bang::bang::bang:

    :poop::poop::poop:

    :thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:

    :cry::cry::cry:

    F'ing careless assholes...
     
  24. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Burning up Mathis towards Car Wreck.
     
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  25. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Washington City, UT (near St. George)
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    Screw this. Burning up my home park. I'm moving to Utah.
     
  26. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    It comes back.....we are already back in the Oaks.
     
  27. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Nope. Watching the live feed it's burning up Smoothies trail, but pretty far away from Car Wreck. They just dropped retardant on the west edge of the fireline and it's working.

    Prevailing wind is towards the southeast, and fortunately, fairly calm.

    UPDATE (5:30 pm) - it has clearly crossed Wood Canyon fire road and is climbing towards Soka. Looks like it's only 100 yards from one of the main SOKA buildings.
     
  28. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    2016 Giant Reign
    @herzalot That's smoothies aka Oh Henry aka Nestalls. The School yard trails are further down behind TOW elementary.
     
  29. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Was it windy out there today? While warm, it's coastal, so wonder how it jumped so big, so quickly.
     
  30. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    I really hate seeing this.

    One possible plus? The original park plan, if I remember correctly, was that Nestalls was listed as a trail to be developed/legitimized. If true, maybe this will give them a chance to open it up.
     
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