5:30 pm – per WLF, Gabilan just sent 2 crews to the fire.
4:30 pm – reports are indicating that it is 20 acres, other outbuildings lost, and more resources being sent, specifically another water tender. However, all indicates are that it is slowing down, and well on the path to containment.
For those of you unfamiliar with the area, the Rocky Butte area is up near the top of the ridge behind Hearst Castle and there is a truck trail up there. Last year, exactly one year ago tomorrow on Day 2 of the Sam Jones, a reader sent me a photo of the Sam Jones Fire taken from Rocky Butte Truck Trail. You can see it here:
3:30 pm – tanker 78 also assigned. Scanner reveals possibly only one engine, as at least one engine was diverted to a structure fire and a separate vehicle fire in Paso.
2:45 pm – tanker 80 and chopper 345 are now on the fire as well.
2:15 pm – Chopper 406 and dozer 3441 are in the area going to the fire per scanner traffic. AA (Air Attack) ordered additional resources. Tanker 75 has also been added.
2:00 pm – A new fire near Rocky Butte. Resources sent include: Tanker 74 and one helo, I think.
I need to thank my incredible source in Paso Robles, a retired FF of 33 years. He lives near the airport and is completely tuned into to the sound of the tankers taking off! Thanks, Ray!
I have little additional info at this time. But will hope they get this one under control as fast as they did the 46 fire yesterday. Have some great photos from Rock Knocker to upload in a bit.