Updated 2030 PDT
A wildfire exploded on to the fire scene just West of King City, California, on the boundary of Fort Hunter Liggett on the Los Padres National Forest and Monterey Ranger District Saturday, June 4th around 1433 Hours PDT.
By 1500 hours, the fire was moving at a rapid pace and fire conditions were extreme and growing to 3,000+ acres prompting the Forest Service to go into a Unified Command with CAL Fire. A full-response of crews was initiated.
Fire fuels include: very dry vegetation.
A CIMT Type 1 assumed Command as of 1800 hours this evening. ICs are J. McGowan, USFS; S. Reeder, CAL Fire and J. Minetti, FHL.
There are still 645 fire personnel tied to this incident, along with (7) Type-1 Air Tankers, (3) Type 1 Helitankers, (2) Type 2 and (2) Type 1 Helicopters.
At the time of this post, firefighters have been successful in reaching a 10% containment status around the fire.
The fire has consumed 3,200 acres.
No Injuries or known damage/destruction has been reported. (that we are aware of)
Weather conditions currently are NW Winds 3-5 m.p.h. Weather is due to dip into lower temps later this evening. Earlier in the day, fire conditions consisted of gusty winds.
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