Soberanes Fire Update | CA | Update 27

 CAL FIRE Tip Line at: (800) 468-4408


Start Date : 7/22/2016 (71 days ago today)

Start Time :  0845 hours PDT

Cause:  Illegal campfire


National Forest:  Los Padres NF

State Park:  Garrapata

Wilderness:  Ventana

Location:  South of Carmel Valley


Heavy Fuels:  Timber, chaparral and tall grass.


Command:   California Interagency Incident Management Team 4.

Staffing / Equipment:  24 crews, 33 engines and 15 helicopters.

Cooperating Agencies:  BLM, American Red Cross, Big Sur Land Trust, Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade, Cachagua Fire Protection District, CAL FIRE, CA Conservation Corps, CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife, CA Dept of Parks and Rec, CAL Trans, CHP, CALOES, CA DOT, Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District, County of Monterey, Mid-Coast Fire Brigade, Montrey Bay Air Resource District, Montrey County Regional Fire Protection District, PG & E and United Way.


Acres: 132,069.

Destruction: 68 structures destroyed.  (57 homes, 11 outbuildings)

Death(s):  1

Injuries:  8

Containment Status: 92%.

Cost-to-Date:  $236.5 Million.


Structures:  Many under threat.


North side:  In patrol status.

East side:  Active fire. Fire suppression efforts in effect.

South Side:  Air resources making retardant drops.

West Side:  Direct attack.


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Thank you for visiting us today and reading our post on one of California’s longer burning fires.  Stay safe out there!

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog  – Updated 1910 Hours PDT

2 thoughts on “Soberanes Fire Update | CA | Update 27

  1. Update and Status by new Incident Commander at a meeting
    Location: The Arroyo Seco Firehouse/Community Center, 47600 Arroyo Seco Rd. Greenfield, CA
    Date: Saturday, Oct. 1st, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Call: (831) 674-2326 or (415) 279-9442 for more information
    or go to the Facebook page for the Arroyo Seco Citizen’s Association


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