This was started yesterday, but technical difficulties prevented its posting.thisvam the Cuesta Fire is 2500 acres and 10% contained. Evacuation order still in effect.
First, closer to home:
08/18/2015 09:07 LPF-2530
New Wildfire GORDA @ HWY 1 . PAT17LPF Q . . . 35.881 x 121.449
No plume, no acreage given, so should be good.
as to Cuesta Fire … As of 7 am it was 2000 acres with 10% containment. There are 1000 personnel on the fire. Last night at 11pm there was a firing operation 1/4 mile from Santa Margarita in an effort to save the town. It was successful! YAY! The evacuation order remains in place, however, but is expected to be lifted in 48 hours. At dawn at the Santa Margarita Fire Stayion the temp was only 56F and 73% RH with no wind, so favorable conditions for today, although winds expected this afternoon.