9:00 pm – keeping up with two fires this afternoon was challenging. The Ponderosa started last evening, and the Sam Jones this afternoon. Each has their own post for today, with updates and photos as available.
To summarize, as of 6 pm this evening, Ponderosa was 500 acres, and Sam Jones was 600 acres. Sam is completely on Ft. Hunter-Liggett, and spreading north, toward Ponderosa, but still some distance away. Ponderosa is a unified command with USFS and the Army. While both may continue to spread this evening, it will hopefully be relatively quiet, as temperatures are lower than they have been, and humidity is higher. We can hope, anyway.
One concern is that there is a predicted change in the weather beginning Wednesday, with possible thunderstorms in the area, bringing the potential for lightning and erratic winds to the fire area for Wednesday and Thursday. We will all be keeping an eye out for that.
If you like photos, see the two posts below. That’s it for tonight, folks, and thanks for your support, information, and your readership. Working together, we can assure accurate, up-to-date information for Big Sur and her family of friends everywhere.