7/7 Update, Burns Creek & Salinas article

Just picked up this re: the backfire at Esalen

Posted by Steven Harper ( skharp@aol.com )
July 7 News from the night
News from the south along the Dolan Ridge line: “They backfired from just above Eagle Rock down to Dairy Canyon last night, starting about 10:30pm, just as the wind turned offshore. It was a firestorm! Flames 100 feet high raging taller than eagle rock, plumes of smoke lit up in the orange glow rising hundreds of feet high, the rock was on fire, headlamps and silhouettes from firefighters standing in front of the massive flames. Everything blew downhill and they made their way along the grassy area down the ridge through the night until about 5am. We were incredibly impressed with the work they did!”
From Burns Creek: The back burn at Burns Creek was active on the scanner last night. Reports from Burns Creek say South Coast Center and other structures in Burns Creek made it through.

From the Big Sur Valley: Everything in the Big Sur valley out to east Molera seems to be relatively quiet.

Electricity is still out in the valley and on down the coast. Phones are working.

I will be traveling around through Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd. today to return the rental car and restock. I will be taking my wireless laptop to stay in touch, and to report what I see, if anything.

The Salinas California article can be found here:


Here is the latest from Burns Creek:

Cynthia Bianchetta (johnsonbianchetta@earthlink.net) posted

Checking in with Daniel at 10:45 p.m Sunday who is home at our place on the south west side of Burns Creek where they had a very successful back burn up on the north east side to Barbara Springs property.

She and Erin her caretaker and his gal are all safely tucked in
at Esalen now according to Corey the gate guard there. I
was also told they see flames east of Esalen and that the
firefighters set up a back burn at Perry Holloman’s on the east
side and above Esalen’s South Coast Center property, also at
Burns Creek which is across the road from us. They plan for
it to travel south down to the main property above Esalen,
so I imagine these are the flames Corey reports seeing…
from there on I am not certain of the plans….

The humidity down in our side of the canyon is about 70 % and
up higher it is about 20%, so it is a slow burn…..

One thought on “7/7 Update, Burns Creek & Salinas article

  1. So happy to hear that Barbara and Erin are all right. Been kinda worried about them.

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