Posted by: Stan Russell | September 4, 2016

Sunday Night Soberanes Fire Highlights

From U.S. Forest Service – Los Padres National Forest
Sunday, September 4, 2016

Highlights from Sunday evening’s Soberanes Fire planning meeting.

• There were no spot fires reported across the Coast Ridge Road on Sunday.

• Expected north/northeast winds on Monday should slow the spread of fire toward the Tassajara Zen Center.

• A warming and drying trend is expected to begin Tuesday with temperatures over most of the fire ranging from the mid-80s to mid-90s through at least Friday, with little or no relative humidity recovery.

• Fire is now established in the North Big Sur, Willow Creek and Zigzag Creek drainages.

• There was active fire spread in the Pick Creek and Willow Creek drainages and in the vicinity of Black Cone Mountain, though it was much reduced in that area after a run to the ridge on Saturday.

• The fire has not crossed the Willow Creek drainage.

• Active fire above the Carmel River on the east side of the fire continues to decline with little significant movement noted in recent infrared flights.

• The Burned Area Emergency Response team from the U.S. Forest Service has completed its initial assessment in the northern portion of the fire and a preliminary Soil Burned Severity Plan should be completed by Wednesday.

• Quote of the Day: “The fire flexed its muscles last night and will continue to do so when conditions are right, and we will respond accordingly.” – Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team Incident Commander Tom Kurth about Saturday night’s flare up that resulted in a 2,700-acre increase.

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