Soberanes Fire, Day 52, 9/11/16
10:30 am – Per Greg Fain at Tassajara Zen Center, there was no IR map last night as the pilot was sick. John Chesnut writes: “Attached is a map with a revised perimeter based on the OPS Branch VI topo map — hand drawn on GE. [Google Earth?] The OPS map has fire to the crest above Willow Creek, but not down the south bank slope. Fire to edge of the lower Lost Valley Creek, but not across up the north-facing south bank. Fire comes down an un-named drainage on the east to very near the Arroyo Seco.”
8 am – John Chesnut says: “No new perimeter for Sunday is on the Fire server. I check back after 10 or so. The VIIRS satelllite is current however (2 AM overpass).
The Radio chatter called in new air attack yesterday due to the spotting towards Arroyo Seco, so this is the best I can do on the spread toward that drainage.”
7 am – still no IR Topo Map, but here is the briefing map in screen shot, with a link to the original. I did find the acreage for today on the progression map – it is 105,642 for an increase of 1795 acres.
And an evacuation status map for today:
5 am – many of you will be reflecting on 15 years ago on this date, and I honor that. I will be focusing on what is happening here … Now …
Given the run to the south east yesterday in the Willow Creek (East) drainage and the mandatory evacuation of Tassjara from Chew’s Ridge South, and the evac warning for Tassajara Road from Chew’s Ridge North and Carmel Valley Road east to Arroyo Seco, I was anxious to get up early and see the fire’s progression on the morning IR Topo Map, but no such luck. As of 5 am, it is still not posted, or not to be found. All the other information is available, but without this map, most of the rest is of no assistance because there is no frame of reference. I can add today’s fire behavior and weather predictions discussions though, and then I will come back in a couple hours and check on the IR Topo map again.