Just as I was going to transition from fire watch to weather watch mode, a new fire broke out along Highway 46 in SLO Co. It is near the Kern County line. As of 4:15 pm, it was reported as 300 acres and 15% contained. The forward rate has been slowed. Containment is expected by about 1 am tomorrow. NOAA has issued a frost warning for tonight in parts of the inland valleys, so that should help.
Lesson learned. It’s not over quite yet.