Soberanes Fire, Day 7, 7/28/16 – Official Reports & Maps

7:30 pm – Evening Facts Sheet

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8:15 am – Facts Sheet (sorry it was late, I uploaded it, but forgot to undate the post before I left for the day)

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7:45 am – Today’s briefing map:

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7:40 am – Official PIO tweet has fire at 27,326 acres and 10% containment.

7:30 – Operations Map

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7:25 – Today’s IR topo map: (Facts sheet should be out soon)

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~ by bigsurkate on July 28, 2016.

33 Responses to “Soberanes Fire, Day 7, 7/28/16 – Official Reports & Maps”

  1. It looks like the fire broke the lines in the southeast corner, any information or insight into what’s going on there?

  2. I am Bob Cole’s dad. He has phone problems. Please add me to your fire status info email list. Thanx

  3. You have to sign up yourself … It is on the right, all the way at the bottom

  4. Based on the IR map from early this morning, it appears the fire has jumped the Skinner Ridge line. It is in the Ventana Wilderness now. http://ftp.nifc.gov/incident_specific_data/calif_s/CALFIRE/2016_Incidents/CA-BEU-003422_Soberanes/GIS/Products/20160728/Ops_E_port_20160728_0236_Soberanes_CABEU003422.pdf

  5. Yes, I agree. Many people are saying the same thing.

    bigsurkate

  6. Hey Aka,
    It looks like the Thursday 8am post on Xasauan Today has a bit of info on the breach of the southeast fire line. Check it out here:
    https://xasauantoday.com/2016/07/22/soberanes-fire/

    Quoted from the post:

    “The fire line facing the Ventana Wilderness may be the lowest priority when it comes to protecting property, but if these heat detections are correct, it is becoming the biggest challenge to containment. Heat detected at 10:30 last night suggests a fire front continuing to move, outside the containment lines, along the ridge toward Pat Spring. This morning’s Operations Map, while it has not been updated to reflect this new movement, does show quite a bit of fire over the Skinner Ridge line.”

  7. Looks like a reverse end around Pico Blanco the opposite of 2008, the fire running east and South and then marching back to the coast. Expletive!!!

  8. Thanks again

  9. Yup, exactly. Jumped Skinner’s Ridge. Leaving shortly for a trip to the Valley. A couple things I want to check.

    bigsurkate

  10. Thank you Jacob

  11. Rally support for the USFS fire crews

  12. God Please help the fire fighters contain the fire. Guide them for their safety. 🙏🙏🙏😔😔😔

  13. Tree crews were littered along Carmel Valley Rd yesterday, looks like they were clearing over hanging limbs on the road. I live near the airport in the Village, 9 choppers were on the ground this morning.

    Does anyone have any information on the Dozerlines in the south east of the fire, like how many cuts?

  14. I saw a comment from a Calfire worker that they were making dozer lines 5 blades wide. Not sure the location.

  15. Kate, Big Sur Land Trust is grateful for all you’re doing. Many folks have been asking about Jim Cox. As the caretaker at Glen Deven Ranch, he’s a vital part of our team at the BSLT. Fortunately, so far we’ve been able to be in contact with him daily and he’s doing well. He’s very busy supporting the fire crews stationed at the Ranch and our neighbors still in the area. Please keep him and the others working to protect this area in your thoughts. Thanks for everyone’s concern.

  16. Dear Kate

    Although I don’t live in your area (live in Santa Cruz). I really like and appreciate your blog. It’s especially helpful right now during the Soberanes Fire. Smoke has been tinting our skies for days.

    Born in Monterey. Lived in Carmel Valley Village in the late 40s. Remember driving to the Tassajara hunt club back then, and Jamestown. Discovered,d the rest of Big Sur in the late 50s and ea rly 60s. Felt totally bonded with your area.

    Your blog is just perfect for me, not only during the fire but all the issues you folks are facing like overuse. Keep it up, please!

    Jim Ryan

  17. Got this email forwarded to me from a White Rock resident at 7:32 am, July 28. Didn’t have specific permission to quote them but it has good specific information…

    “I had to leave last night. Mandatory evacuations. Steve and Bruce stayed. They informed the deputies that they were there to insure the water system stayed operational.
    Steve Hillman has been working on clearing other members structures (10-12) and helping be clearing the roads of tree overhanging and interfering with the movement of fire equipment. We have more to do I will go out and mark them with you when you get back.
    Just a note Steve has worked non stop for five days protecting other members property. He did not want any mention it but I thought you should know. He has cleared brush and leaves. This took some of that burden off the firefighters backs.
    The cut did come down the ridge from the Hayfield to black rock creek.
    A small line was put in west of Meadows cabin.
    A Dozer line was pushed out the back side of the lake up to Fish head. It was too steep to get up the national forest.
    More to follow
    Not sure If I can get back in but I may try if I can help”

  18. From White Rock member 7:30 am 7/28

    I had to leave last night. Mandatory evacuations. Steve and Bruce stayed. They informed the deputies that they were there to insure the water system stayed operational.
    Steve Hillman has been working on clearing other members structures (10-12)and helping be clearing the roads of tree overhanging and interfering with the movement of fire equipment. We have more to do I will go out and mark them with you when you get back.
    Just a note Steve has worked non stop for five days protecting other members property. He did not want any mention it but I thought you should know. He has cleared brush and leaves. This took some of that burden off the firefighters backs.
    The cut did come down the ridge from the Hayfield to black rock creek.
    A small line was put in west of Meadows cabin.
    A Dozer line was pushed out the back side of the lake up to Fish head. It was too steep to get up the national forest.
    More to follow
    Not sure If I can get back in but I may try if I can help
    Pags

  19. Thank you, Jim Cox, for all the help you have given and are still giving.

  20. It’s a good time to mention that White Rock members have paid some significant assessments to raise the funds to create and maintain a solid system of fire breaks. It’s worth it when you know you have a fighting chance. I’m sure it gives CalFire much more confidence, as well.

  21. K Rianda: If you are out by CV Village, it is my understanding that there will be a community meeting at Tularcitos School Friday (or tonight? I haven’t checked lately). Keep an eye out for the notice on this blog and Monterey County OES, CalFire BEU Twitter or FB. Cachaqua Fire may also post. I don’t know where you are so I can’t be more specific

  22. There is a community meeting at Carmel MIddle School, tonight, Thursday, July 28, at 6 pm according to the Cal Fire posting.
    Ann M

  23. Thank you Pags for your post! Helps immensily. Relived to hear Steve & Bruce are there to help with WR water system, but hope they leave if it gets too dangerous. With continued and forever thanks to all the fire crews and members who are working to save White Rock

  24. 6 pm at CMS

    bigsurkate

  25. I believe a meeting tonight at Carmel Middle School. Do you have official notification of a meeting at Tularcitos?

  26. KION says “Carmel Valley Middle School” tonight. That might be the problem.

  27. I hope the Big Sur Land Trust knows what kind of man they have working for them. Jim Cox is risking his life to save the animals and the ranch. May God watch over him.

  28. California Dept of Forestry and Fire provided an incident report at 11:55AM this morning, stating that as of today, 34 houses have now been los — compared to 20 yesterday. I haven’t seen any posting of an incident report from CDF today on Kate’s website, nor any mention of an additional 14 houses burning. What have I missed? And if the CDF report is accurate, where might the the additional losses have happened?

  29. Facts sheet this am showed the increase. Posted to Official Notices & Maps.

  30. does anyone have a report of the White Rock Club? As of this morning it appeared as though the front lines would be progressing into the lake and cabin area today at some point. Hoping that the defenses put in place were able to keep the flames at bay

  31. A patient of mine works at NASA. She studies climate change and African smoke patterns. This is the link I have searching for. A NASA overview of the fire. Open this link then click on July 28 from July 27 and see how much this changes day by day. How the wind shfits which must be the biggest logistical challenge. It is the most pictorial view I have seen. http://go.nasa.gov/2alZMNM

    Just as they will do everything to protect the Highlands they will do everything they can to protect San Carlos ranch. Mittledorf Preserve (Big Sur Land Trust) was most at risk. Full of rich historical lore.

  32. A patient of mine works at NASA. She studies climate change and African smoke patterns. This is the link I have searching for. A NASA overview of the fire. Open this link then click on July 28 from July 27 and see how much this changes day by day. How the wind shifts which must be the biggest logistical challenge. It is the most pictorial view I have seen. http://go.nasa.gov/2alZMNM

    Just as they will do everything to protect the Highlands they will do everything they can to protect San Carlos ranch. Mittledorf Preserve (Big Sur Land Trust) was most at risk. Full of rich historical lore.

  33. Tonight Mid-Coast Fire Brigade announced that they have extra food and want to share it with our friends and neighbors who stayed behind to defend our neighborhood. If they can get a break and get to firehouse there is food. Yeah!

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