Soberanes Fire, Day 64, 9/23/16

7:30 pm – for Jen Croft of the USFS for Air Quality: “As requested, we wanted to share the heads up that these favorable NNE winds will provide a great opportunity for the firing operations to resume along the SE corner tomorrow. Associated smoke should move off towards Tassajara and Big Sur. It might get a little smokey in the evening as the cooler temps settle smoke in the drainages, but these efforts are one step closer to the successful containment.”

Photo by the USFS:

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Reminder – there is a community meeting at the Fire House in Arroyo Seco tomorrow, Sat the 24th at 6 pm.

On a personal note, I am leaving later this am for lunch in Big Sur Valley, which means I will be in and out of cell phone range (and thus Internet) until late afternoon. Looks like a gorgeous day for a drive here on the west side of the fire.

7:30 am – John Chesnut’s map:

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7 am – we lost a little over 1,000 acres since the last IR map. Here is today’s;

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IR Topo Map in PDF

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Briefing Map in PDF

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IR Ops Map in PDF

The IAP still has the fire behavior and weather prediction discussions from Wed-Thurs.

 

 

 

~ by bigsurkate on September 23, 2016.

14 Responses to “Soberanes Fire, Day 64, 9/23/16”

  1. This photo certainly says it all, have a lovely drive and lunch Kate.
    Anyone: I don’t know if the community is seeing injured wildlife but I know of an organization that treats injured/orphaned wildlife in a wide area. It’s Morgan Hill based, Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center. AKA as W.E.R.K., their website is http://www.werc-ca-org, email is werc@werc-ca.org. Their phone for rehab is (669) 253-8712, education is (669) 253-8713. They appear to do good work. Of course here in Santa Cruz, we have Native Animal Rescue, I’m not sure about others but I surely do worry about those critters, as well.

  2. The USFS picture says it all.

  3. Indeed. Thanks to all the firefighting heroes and OUR communications central (better known as BigSurKate!)

  4. The photo of our fire fighter brought a huge knot to my throat and tears to my eyes. To quote ET, “Ouch!”

  5. Ditto, still visualizing angels holding hands for the unprotected. Fire protection wraps for all! Stay safe…

  6. Kate,

    USFS/Big Sur’s Brazil’s Ranch 1200+ acre property maybe on the seller’s market again- Other than the Pine Cone can anyone else confirm this?

    http://pineconearchive.fileburstcdn.com/160923PCfp.pdf

    http://pineconearchive.fileburstcdn.com/160923PCA.pdf

    ….

    …story continues on link 2 on page 13 A.

    …….

    Brazil Ranch

    Carmel California Hikes

    https://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=HGW254-104

  7. Andrew, I read that article, but I have no independent confirmation.

  8. Hi BigSurKate, this is the Air Resource Advisor from Sobranes fire! Thanks for sharing our updates with your followers and posting pics of your view. As requested, we wanted to share the heads up that these favorable NNE winds will provide a great opportunity for the firing operations to resume along the SE corner tomorrow. Associated smoke should move off towards Tassajara and Big Sur. It might get a little smokey in the evening as the cooler temps settle smoke in the drainages, but these efforts are one step closer to the successful containment. We’d love to recruit you to share our smoke forecast if you’re interested? Just let me know!

  9. Absolutely. I will post part of this on the main post so more will see it, although I have been told that comments are really being read on this fire as people are sharing so much information with each other. I will email you.

  10. Which firing operations for tomorrow is being referred to? Arroyo Seco 7 miles or Northern edge of Anastasia Cyn which runs East – West from Tassajara Rd to Carmel valley road?

  11. MH/ Soberanes Fire: “Containment still possible next week; Molera state park could open soon”

    http://www.montereyherald.com/general-news/20160923/soberanes-fire-containment-still-possible-next-week-molera-state-park-could-open-soon

    Progress?

  12. Andrew, what are you implying with “Progress? Are you mocking it? I can say that I am progressively getting worn out by being on warning for months with a possible mandatory if firing ops take place on the Chews Ridge slop over into Anastasia canyon.

    Do you know which firing operations for tomorrow is being referred to in Jen Croft’s post? Arroyo Seco 7 miles or Northern edge of Anastasia Cyn which runs East – West from Tassajara Rd to Carmel valley road?

  13. Hi Kate- if you have a better contact address, let me know-jcroft@fs.fed.us. Looks like the firing operation on the SE corner is going to be very patient & diligent, looking for the right winds and conditions. This will mean periods of limited to no firing, and periods of extensive firing when the opportunities are in their favor. Our daily air quality forecast and any change in health advisory is posted in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Air Resource Board on the California Smoke Blog daily- http://californiasmokeinfo.blogspot.com/ Thanks again for joining our efforts to reach as many folks as possible and share the information!

  14. RAJ,

    Someone in that group still has hope of full containment within that time frame- that’s the 1 word connection to the editor/main topic subject writer.
    It’s hard for me to believe any future full containment drive will be accurate.

    It’s unfortunate I can’t provide you the info you need on your other 2 concerns.

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