CA Wildfire: Soberanes Fire | August 13, 2016

Big Sur, California

Incident Summary

The Soberanes Fire was started on July 22nd around 0848 hours PDT due to an illegal campfire that has been nothing but a firestorm and almost burning for almost a full month.

The fire is burning in the Soberanes Creek in Garrapata State Park in Palo County in Big Sur, California has consumed 71,860 acres.  Fire crews have reached a 60% containment status.


There are currently 4,263 personnel assigned to this incident along with the aid of 201 engines, 67 water tenders, 18 helicopters, 6 air tankers, 91 hand crews, 48 dozers and 5 others.

soberanes fire by inciweb

Photo Courtesy: Inciweb

Damage Assessment

One fatality and three injuries have been reported.

At this moment of this post, there are 410 threatened homes outside of the report of 57 homes and 10 outbuildings already destroyed and 3 structures and 3 outbuildings damaged.

Incident Cooperators

Those who represent Agencies outside of the area are called Incident Cooperators: US Forest Service Los Padres National Forest, California State Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, Monterey County Sheriff, Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District, American Red Cross, California Conservation Corps., CAL-OES, California Fish and Wildlife, Carmel Highlands FPD, Monterey County Regional Fire Protection District, Mid-Coast Fire Brigade, Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade, CSUMB, SPCA, United Way, Pacific Gas and Electric, Monterey Bay Air Resources District, CAL TRANS, Bureau of Land Management, Monterey County EOC, Big Sur Land Trust.

Social Media

The Hashtags being used for this fire are:  #SoberanesFire #CaWILDFIRE #NWFireBlogCA

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