•May 22, 2016 • Leave a Comment
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.
5:30 pm –
5:28 PM 12  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.
•May 22, 2016 • 3 Comments
Finally have scheduled a service call for Tuesday between 11-2. Cell has been very unreliable, so until Tuesday, enforced internet withdrawals. Frankly, I needed this.
BTW, 50 acre wildfire on FHL, but reported in the “flat part’ (aka Stoney Valley?) so probably not a threat. I’ll find a way to report if necessary.
•May 20, 2016 • 1 Comment
Date/Time: 5-20-16 at 2:50 pm
Location: Southbound State Route 1 in Monterey County, approximately four miles south of Carmel Highlands at Granite Canyon Bridge (PM 66.66).
Description of Incident:
Big rig went over embankment last night. Southbound Highway 1 is under one-way reversing traffic control. Current traffic delays of 10-15 minutes. There will be about a 60-75-minute full highway closure between 4-6 pm to move the big rig off Highway 1. Motorists are advised avoid Highway 1 or to take alternate route until the big rig has been removed and road is safe to re-open. CHP and Caltrans working collaboratively.
From David Royal, Monterey Herald today: link to Slideshow
From Nic Coury of the MCWeekly:
•May 20, 2016 • 5 Comments
I got home at 6 pm last night, and left the gate open since I was going out again today for a meeting. No one was camping on Plaskett. I thought I would take the chance. Not good. A trespasser came through and misaligned my satelittle. I will be sporadic until that is fixed.
•May 19, 2016 • 8 Comments
4;30 pm – It started this afternoon, but I have taken the day off (it IS my birthday) and was in town. I am informed that they would not let people through Nacimiento-Fergusson RD. It was reported as only 2-3 acres in Stony Valley, and it is just May, so probably all is fine. I will post further when I get home, if necessary.
•May 18, 2016 • 2 Comments
8:00 pm – the “Bob” Fire (Camp Roberts) is holding at 1500 acres and is 40% contained. Hopefully, as often happens, it will “lay down” tonight. The smoke drift is visible here on the South Coast, particularly over Willow Creek.
6:30 pm – A/A is reporting 1500 acres ad making good runs. Also, from the scanner: “Just heard SLO send two rigs up to M/C (Monterey County) for a veg fire on Interlake Rd. with a cross of San Antonio Rd. …engs. 3472 an 3481 have been sent up to it” Bob is making its way in a different direction, toward San Marco RD.
6:00 pm – 6 tankers working it now
4:50 pm – 600 acres and it jumped the Nacimiento River
4:20 pm – 500 acres. Photos by viewers of SLOStringer
3:30 pm – Currently there are two fires burning in Atascadero – one structure and one veg. Equipment and A/A pulled off the veg fire for a new fire burning on or near Camp Roberts. One report is it is on Avery RD. And Bivwac RD. One report from an observer:
“This thing has already generated pyrocumulus clouds…. uneven-sounding firefight…. I.C. requesting five more engines…. and just told SLU that the fire has jumped the river (I assume the Nacimiento River, not the Salinas River) and “has nothing to stop it.”
•May 18, 2016 • 1 Comment
Update – owner found.
This sweetie pie was found on the Highway near Fernwood. The person who found him has gone on to the SP looking for the owner, but Naia at Fernwood has the contact info. If you recognize this dog, please let us know.