Coleman Fire Update, 6/7/16

June 7, 2016 8:00 AM
Start Date: June 4, 2016 Size: 2,340 acres
Containment: 15% Injuries: 0
Estimated Containment Date: 6/18/2016 Total Personnel Assigned: 850
Cause: unknown Structures Destroyed: I (other minor)

Current Situation: Fire crews made good progress again yesterday. The Coleman Fire grew very little. Most of the smoke on the fire was from interior islands burning out in the northeast corner of the fire above Pine Canyon. Crews mopped-up and patrolled the fireline throughout the night on the east side of the fire. Last night relative humidity reached as high as 70 percent on two-thirds of the fire.

Where possible, direct line construction will continue today. Additional crews have been added to the portion of the fire that is burning in the Ventana Wilderness area where there is still a significant amount of open line that needs to be completed. This area is very steep and remote and line production is slow and difficult. Mop-up and patrol will continue on the south and east side of the fire. Line construction will continue on the north side of the fire. Air support from both air tankers and helicopters is available to assist ground crews as needed.

The Coleman Fire is under Unified Command between Fort Hunter Liggett, CAL FIRE and the Los Padres National Forest.

Change in Fire Size: The reduction in the fire size from 3,200 acres to this morning’s acreage of 2,340 acres is due to more accurate mapping. The fire area was flown by an airplane with an infrared camera. The infrared map and field observations have allowed for a more accurate map of the fire perimeter.

Fire Weather: A high pressure system will remain over the fire area again today. It will be another hot and dry day with temperatures in the mid 90’s and winds out of the northwest. Relative humidity will remain low in the lower teens. Tonight temperatures will be in the mid 50’s with relative humidity reaching 70 percent below 1800 feet in elevation.

Evacuations: Residents in the Upper Pine Canyon, Monroe Canyon and Reliz Canyon are under an advisory. If needed, an evacuation center will be open at the Grace Lutheran Church at 205 Canal Street in King City.

Closures: Road closures on Reliz Canyon and Upper Pine Canyon remain in effect.

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Note: The infrared maps below show only estimated heat acres based on heat signature only and are not the official acreage which is currently 2,340.
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