2:30 am – I finally got my answer from a SLO county FF: “Started approx 1600 and was contained at about 1900 acres. FHL had assistance from Cal Fire and LPF.” I clarified this and it was 1900 acres with containment at 2100 hours.
It is 10 pm. I have been sitting here, thinking I smelled smoke, but not strong. Still, the smell of smoke is always a concern. So, a few minutes ago, I received an email from a member of the BSVFB indicating they came back from Lake San Antonio late today. There is a fire a ways south and east of me, but the drift was noted on Nasty-Fergy on their way home. I haven’t found any information available about this fire.
Nice to know my smeller is working, and I haven’t lost my mind or at least one of my senses!
Is this the one?
09/24/2010 16:47 LPF-3008 (New) Wildfire Gabilan Road
2:00 pm – have heard nothing further on Salmon Creek at this point. Temperature is 95 up here. What a change from the last few days!
09/24/2010 12:55 LPF-3007 (New) Wildfire HWY 1 MM2 @ Salmon Creek
Page out indicated an abandoned campfire, so hopefully, this will be picked up early. I will continue to keep an eye and ear out on this today, as needed.
Despite the heat wave that is arriving over the next few days, it was quite chilly at dawn today up here. I treasured it, seeing where the temperatures are headed.
From NOAA at 9 am this morning: “A SMALL UPDATE FOR THE FORECAST WAS ISSUED THIS MORNING TO INCREASE HIGHS IN MANY LOCATIONS…PARTICULARLY NEAR THE WATER. HIGHS SHOULD BE IN THE 70S TO LOWER 80S AT THE COAST WITH 80S TO MID 90S INLAND.
AS HAS BEEN MENTIONED FOR MULTIPLE DAYS…EVEN HOTTER WEATHER CAN BE EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND INTO TUESDAY AS THE RIDGE BUILDS FURTHER INTO THE [AREA]. ALTHOUGH THERE IS GOOD MODEL AGREEMENT THAT INLAND SPOTS WILL SEE WIDESPREAD 90S WITH EVEN SOME LOWER 100S…WHAT THERE IS STILL LESS AGREEMENT ON IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN CLOSER TO THE COAST.
Oh, and I believe this is the last weekend of hunting season. Oh, joy!