Posted by: Stan Russell | September 7, 2016

Day 48 Soberanes Fire Update

From U.S. Forest Service – Los Padres National Forest

Day 48 of the #SoberanesFire.

Daily update:
Total acres: 101,490
Acreage increase: 511
Containment: 60%
Total Personnel: 1,196

Temperatures are expected to be hotter today, with highs in the Interior of the fire expected in the 100-degree range. High pressure is moving inland, bringing moderated southwest winds over the fire area. The southerly winds could produce visible smokes for residents on the north end of the fire.

Fire is burning actively to the east along Zigzag Creek (picture below) and above the Willow Creek drainage. Fire is mainly moving through the heavier brush and dead fuels from the Basin Fire of 2008. Easterly fire growth on the ridge between Zigzag and Willow creeks is expected. This is creating short-lived columns of smoke visible from Tassajara and Highway 1.

There is some fire activity around Black Cone Mountain and the Willow Creek headwaters. Some fire activity south of the North Fork of the Big Sur River continues to spread as slope and fuels line up. Managers continue to monitor fire spread, hold and improve control lines and assess proximity and thread to indirect control lines.

For more information, go to: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4888/

Fire in Zigzag Creek drainage

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