Coleman Fire, Day 2, 6/5/16

11:00 am –
“There is already a fairly good column coming up. Air Attack is over the fire and just requested whatever fixed wing that can fly to be ordered for the fire.”

9:00 am – Photo by Josh Langston, USFS, Big Sur



7:30am – new update offers no new info.

6:30 am – Here is last night’s  inciweb report. I will update with the am one when it becomes available. Also resources coming in from as far away as San Diego.
Incident Overview

The Coleman Fire started at 2:33 PM on Saturday, June 4, west of King City on the boundary of Fort Hunter Liggett and Los Padres National Forest’s Monterey Ranger District. By 3:00 PM the fire was moving at a rapid rate of spread through grass and brush and grew to more than 3,000 acres due to high temperatures, dry vegetation, and gusting winds. The Forest Service went into Unified Command with CALFIRE, a full response was initiated, and a Type 1 IMT was ordered. A full response is underway as numerous structures are threatened and some evacuations have been ordered. Aviation resources have been ordered and are working the incident, including two Type 1 (heavy) helicopters and two Type 2 helicopters.

Basic Information
Current as of June 4, 2016 at 8:18:46 PM PDT
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Under Investigation
Date of Origin Saturday June 04th, 2016 approx. 02:30 PM
Location North of Fort Hunter Liggett in Ventana Wilderness
Incident Commander P Harris
Current Situation
Total Personnel 400
Size 3,000 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Saturday June 18th, 2016 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved
Tall grass and brush
Planned Actions
Keep fire from reaching ranches and residences
Projected Incident Activity
Pushing into Ventana Wilderness, potential for over 10,000 acres
Current Weather
Weather Concerns
Dry with high temps, possibility for strong winds

4 thoughts on “Coleman Fire, Day 2, 6/5/16

  1. Thanis, Jeannie. I have this in my fire links, but maybe I forgot to make it active for the season. I’ll check.


  2. howdy kate, are suscpicious or evidenced causes ever released, or does that involve a later investigative protocol?

  3. They usually are released, but sometimes it takes years, especially if arson as they have to be very careful in a criminal investigation, unless it is a clear case, and they have the suspect.

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