Lake (Nacimiento) Fire

8:30 pm – no additional information. Last word was 100 acres and 50% contained. I did not get up to look at it, was preparing a bunch of work that has to be mailed or overnighted tomorrow. Sorry. Work sometimes gets in the way of life, you know?

5 pm – New fire this afternoon by the lake, near the dam. Moderate to rapid ROS anticipated. These high temperatures cannot be helping. I will go out later to take a look, as my perch up here provides a view, although, I must go up to the top of the property. I will update this post later this evening as I obtain more information. For those not familiar with the area, while it is miles away from the South Coast of Big Sur, it is visible from here, and the terrain in between is unforgiving.

With the blazing hot temps (116 at the lake today) we’ve had for days, this one may well go beyond initial attack. So far, with all the fires starting across the state, Cal-Fire has been knocking them down in record time. Great job, guys and gals!!

I just heard that this one has been “picked up.” That appears to mean, under control, but I’ve never had official confirmation of the term. It is being reported at 100 acres and 50% contained at 5:15 pm. Good news. But I will continue to keep abreast of developments.

Here is a live feed: (caveat, I have not tried it, yet.)
Online feed is

Temperatures in the Mtns. of Big Sur

We ran it up to 112 yesterday, and it hit 100 before noon today. Kate’s recipe for heat with no AC: 1. Take hose, and run all the scalding water out; 2. Soak head and hair thoroughly, do not dry; 3. Take light cotton dress and soak thoroughly, do not wring out; 4. Put on wet dress; 5. find bug-free zone and lay down; 6. Repeat every hour.

That’s my day today, with transcripts, printing, and writing thrown in during the “dry” times in my routine. Paper and computers do not like to be soaked.