8:00 pm – tonight’s facts sheet (ED NOTE: Lots of changes)
3:00 pm from USFS:
Tim Bills commented on Soberanes Fire, Day 6, 7/27/16 – Expanded Evacuation Orders
Clare Long, Public Information Officer for the US Forest Service, will be available to the public at the Big Sur Station (Multi-Agency Facility) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29.
She will provide updates and information on the Soberanes Fire. We will also have large scale maps displayed at the station of the impact of the fire and operations to contain it.
“I am saddened to report the death of a private dozer operator overnight on the Soberanes fire.
Details will be made available as next of kin are notified and as the Serious Accident Review Process is completed.
Please keep your situational awareness sharp as we head into what is shaping up to be yet another significantly challenging year for wildfires.
Chief Ken Pimlott
CAL FIRE Director”
Note the extended containment date? Over a month. No official word yet re dozer operator.