300 Acre Fire East of Soledad

8;45 pm – local media reports it is 4000 acres

8:30 pm – I have reports it is up to 1000 acres.

6:00 pm – air attack (A/A) estimates, conservatively, that fire is holding at 800 acres. At 7 pm, it was up to 900 acres. The amazing photo below was tweeted by Cal Fire. It is not mine. No photographer credit was given, but this is a great example of HDR.

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5:30 pm –
5:28 PM 12 [39] CDF ADV FIRE IS ONLY AFFECTING WEST SIDE OF PINNACLES AT THIS TIME – NOT AFFECTING THE EAST SIDE // FIRE IS PUSHING SOUTH AND EAST – MAY NOT HIT THE PINNACLES FULLY // EVACUATION IS NOT IN EFFECT YET – BUT IF ANYONE FEELS THREATENED – PER CALFIRE, ADVISE THEM TO LEAVE THE AREA

here is a still from a KION news vid:

 

5:15 pm = second fire 1.3 miles south of the south end of the main fire.

5:00 pm – 7 tankers on the fire already and 6 more dozers just ordered.

4:30 pm – SOLEDAD, Calif. – Cal Fire crews are attempting to contain a 300-acre vegetation fire off Metz Road and Blue Jay Lane, east of Soledad.

Officials say the blaze began around 3:30 p.m.

The fire has not yet been contained. No homes or structures are in danger but there is a threat to power transmission lines.

The cause is currently unknown.

~ by bigsurkate on May 22, 2016.

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