U.S. Forest Service – Los Padres National Forest
Soberanes Fire Update
September 10, 2016
Total acres: 103,847
Acreage increase: 605
Containment: 60 percent
Total personnel: 1,313
High pressure remains established over the fire area bringing moderate southwest winds and higher temperatures. Expect fire behavior to increase during the day. The fire is now moving through the heavier brush and dead trees from the 2008 Basin Fire.
Unstable weather is predicted with a slight chance for late afternoon or early evening thunderstorm activity. The chance of dry lightning is low, but the impact could present a challenge.
The fire remains active in the Zigzag Creek, North Fork of Big Sur, and Cienega Creek. Fire is spreading at the bottom of a slope in the North Fork of Big Sur River and to the northeast above Deer Valley. Helicopters were used to slow or check fire spread.
Structure protection preparations continued on Partington Ridge and south from Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park to Dolan Road. The fire continues to be monitored in the Big Sur and Pick Creek drainages and resources were moved to the area, including a group for initial attack. Managers looked for opportunities to secure indirect line through firing operations, but yesterday no ignition occurred due to winds.