Highway 166 Fire

UPDATE – As of 7 am this morning, July 13th, KSBY is reporting the fire at 450 acres and 80% contained.

This afternoon, a wildfire broke out near Cuyama on Highwy 166 near Wasioja Rd. By 4:30 pm this afternoon, it had scorched around 100 acres and it is estimated to be approximately 50% contained. While some structures, mostly outbuildings and ranch homes, are threatened, no evacuations have yet been ordered. Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County, CAL FIRE, and LPNF have all sent resources to the fire.

This photo is from KSBY in San Luis Obispo.

Highway 166 Fire, KSBY news photo

Here is a great link for scanner for SB fire covering the Highway 166 fire, although law enforcement is also mixed in: 166 fire scanner

There is a slight smoky inversion layer in front of Cone Peak that I can see from my desk. It cannot be coming from the Highway 166 fire, and I am unaware of anything else that could be contributing to the layer, other than if it is left-over smoke from the Los Bueyes Fire four days ago.