Soberanes Fire, Day 8, 7/29/16 – Dozer Maps

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The number of maps has drastically increased, so I’ll be loading them in groups of 3 until done. They are a PIA to make sure they are loaded in order.

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Three at a time works really well, unless I get sidetracked. Here are the next three 10-12

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And the next 13-15

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And lastly, 16-19

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Soberanes Fire, Day 8, 7/29/16 – Official Reports and Maps

8:00 am – Facts sheets below. We are now into the second page:

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6:30 am – getting this post up, but nothing “official” yet. I am uploading the Dozer maps, as usual, to their own page. (Brain still fuzzy- probably too much sleep, almost 7 hours!)

Operations Map for 7/29/16: Boy, in studying this map, it seems one critical need today is to connect up the finished dozer line in Div M to the finished dozer line in Div J through Div K. It is a no brainier, or the fire can hook around from Div M.

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Soberanes Fire, Day 8, 7/29/16 -Local Reports

9 pm – A couple of breaking news items from two different very trusted sources:

First, a burn out operation is planned for the OCR area by Mary’s place – the 4 cabins by the bridge. There is a fire truck stationed at each house. It is scheduled for tonight.

Second, They are in the process of building out a new base camp. It’s on the Rancho Canada Golf Club, west course, right behind Carmel Middle school. Moving from Toro park. Dozers are forging a new road as we speak. Can hear it from my house right now. It’s the old Holman Ranch property.

4;45 pm – Another slide show with some wonderful photo by Eduardo Blas of the Sam Remo area of the Carmel Highlands. Pay attention to that second photo, there is a little tiny firefighter climbing straight up!!~

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3:00 pm -This series of slides shows a staging area at White Rock Carmel Valley for structure protection and a firing operation on the top of White Rock Ridge. As you will see the state and local resources responded over the past 6 days with Hot Shot crews Hand crews, Type three off road fire engines, Dozers and water tenders.

A type 3 Strike team consists of five similar engines with 3 personnel each and a Strike Team leader for each group of five. The type three engine as you can see is a very capable piece of equipment to take on fire in the wild land off road. The Dozers will open up the green area to stop the fire spread. Hand crews improve what the Dozers cannot get to. The Hot Shots will take on fire as needed with tools to stop the spread or again to improve
fire breaks. The firing operation again is to remove fuel and improve the fire break.
Best left to a very capable crew! I hope this helps, it has been a busy week for me.

Joe Pagnella

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From Erin Gaffil:

Tom and I are offering a limited edition print with 100 per cent of the proceeds going directly to victims of this terrible fire. We have already sold almost 1/3 and if we sell out we will offer another image as needed. Go to www.eringafill.com to purchase the print. Please share this post with everybody on your list!

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From Lisa Kleissner and CPOA:

During the Basin Fire of 2008 and the Pfeiffer Fire in 2013, CPOA was able to help address some of the financial needs of the community through donations received from neighbors and friends of Big Sur. CPOA has begun to receive donations earmarked to help those impacted by the Soberanes Fire.

CPOA has just added Loss Assessment forms to the home page of their website (cpoabigsur.org) for folks impacted by the Soberanes Fire. Please download and complete a form and either email it to us at info@cpoabigsur.org or mail it to POB 59, Big Sur 93920. Any information provided will be strictly confidential. We will use this to determine needs and develop a strategy to equitably distribute the donations received.

If you have questions, please email info@cpoabigsur.org.

From Michael Troutman, taken yesterday over Palo

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Black Heart. Says it all, doesn’t it?

8:30 am – Cal Fire photo

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8:00 am – from John Chesnut:

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6:30 am – back on duty, gathering info, but brain still foggy. Post in the comments info you have that you want to share, send any photos from last night or today, hug your pets. They are anxious because you are anxious.