From U.S. Forest Service – Los Padres National Forest
September 8, 2016
Parts of the #Soberanes Fire burned with vigor on Wednesday as temperatures climbed into the mid-90s in the interior of the fire. Burned acreage increased by 1,009 acres for a current total acreage of 102,499 acres on California’s largest wildfire of the season. Containment remains at 60 percent. There are currently 1,200 personnel working on the fire.
The most active burning was in Zigzag Creek, north of the North Fork of the Big Sur River (photo below by Rich Webster) and above Willow Creek where the sun was not obscured by smoke. The fire continued to slowly advance toward the Tassajara Zen Center on the southeast perimeter. The fire is still approximately 2 miles from the Zen Center at its closest point.
Fire spread in Zigzag Creek highlights concern for movement east to the Arroyo Seco River and control lines currently in place. Branches and Divisions in that area were reinforced and personnel continued collecting data on previously used indirect lines east of Tassajara in response to the spread.
Firing operations were conducted along the east side of North Coast Ridge Road south to Anderson Peak to extend and deepen the containment line. More burnouts may occur today in the same area to stretch the containment line farther south.