Posted by: Stan Russell | September 18, 2016

Soberanes Fire Update 9/18/16

U.S. Forest Service
Update Soberanes Fire
Current Size: 113,259
Containment: 61%
Personnel: 1,921

Burn out operations were successful on Saturday on the eastern edge of the Soberanes Fire. Burning occurred in the area of Chews Ridge north towards Los Padres Dam. They strategically put fire on the indirect line to prepare the area for any future fire activity. Smoke will be heavy in all areas near Carmel Valley, because of the wind directions.

Evacuation orders have been lifted for Coast Ridge Road from 1.5 miles to the Ventana Inn to the end of Coast Ridge Road at Marble Park, and roads that leave from Coast Ridge Road. Also for Big Sur South Coast Center area and Big Sur Partington Ridge area. All other evacuations orders and warnings remain in effect.

As the fire continues, operations names the number one priority as the safety of our firefighters and public.

Photos are from yesterday taken by, Hugo Patino – Public Information Officer

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