Posted by: Stan Russell | October 13, 2016

Soberanes Fire FINAL Daily Update: October 13, 2016 – 100% CONTAINED

Soberanes Fire
Final Daily Update: October 13, 2016

Fire Information Line (831) 204-0446—Media Line (831) 484-9647—Email:

Incident: The Soberanes Fire is burning in the Los Padres National Forest, Ventana Wilderness, in Monterey County, CA. An illegal campfire started the fire on July 22, 2016, in Garrapata State Park.

Agency Jurisdiction: Los Padres National Forest/CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit.

Incident Command: South Central Sierra Incident Management Team, Deron Mills, Incident Commander

Current Size: 132,127 acres (94,933 acres Los Padres National Forest; 37,194 acres CAL FIRE)

Containment: 100% Personnel: 581 Cause: Illegal campfire Injuries: 1 fatality, 12 injuries Structures Destroyed: 57 homes, 11 outbuildings Structures Threatened: 0 Crews: 7

Engines: 11 Helicopters: 5 Dozers: 8 Water Tenders: 29

Current Situation:

The fire is now at one-hundred percent containment and will move into patrol status. Crews continue to work towards fully controlling the fire by mopping up and extinguishing hot spots. Smoldering areas within the interior will continue to put up smoke. The fire will be determined completely controlled (out) after a season-ending rain event occurs.

Dozer and hand line repairs are being conducted in the north and south zones. Seventy-nine percent of suppression repair work is now complete with 297 out of 384 miles repaired and 81 miles left. Work around Arroyo Seco is expected to be completed in a few days.

South Central Sierra Incident Management Team assumed command today at 6:00 am. Fire camps at Andrew Molera and Rana have been dismantled and relocated to King City. The Incident Command Post at Toro Park is scheduled to begin breakdown and relocation throughout the week.

The Monterey Ranger District of the Los Padres National Forest remains closed to public access. The only recreation sites that remain open are Plaskett Creek and Kirk Creek Campgrounds, Pfeiffer Beach, Sand Dollar Beach and Willow Creek Day Use areas. All trails are closed within the Ventana and Silver Peak Wilderness Areas.

This will be the final daily update for the Soberanes Fire.

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