7:30 pm – this is happening right behind Cindra Brimsmead’s house in CV. It is a planned dozer movement.
6:15 pm – This does not look good – from my look-out bigsurkate
5:30 – from Laurels Grade photo by Sandra O’Keefe Bellamy:
5:25 pm – Photo take from Osborne Ridge by Lucas Ryan just now:
4:46 pm – the winds have really picked up down here in the last hour … Winds gusting to 13 mph. That has cleared out some of the smoke, but I hope it is not impacting the fire. I am seeing a much larger plume on the west side of the fire, and it is a little bit darker on the east side.
3:04 pm – current plume shot from Laureles Grade by i Sandra O’Keefe Bellamy
11:45 am – for those who are having trouble identifying landmarks, mountains, etc. Here is a great link a reader sent me that I will also add to the links on the right:
One of the things that is so great about this link is it is specific to Monterey. Before this fire, I had never heard of the mountain, Uncle Sam’s Mountain out there on the east side.
7:00 am – Print this out and take with you to Billy Quon’s “Sur” restaurant in the Barnyard:
6:30 am – Extremely smoky down here, can’t really tell what is going on. Lots of burn out operations yesterday in the Cachagua, White Rock, Racho San Clemente area and was posting photos all evening. I’m getting updates, which I will post shortly – I get them in FB PM, email, and easiest (for me) comments in our locals reports post each day. First, let me get this up so you have something to comment on!
A series of photos of the operations and back fire ing at Rancho San Clemente by Bruce Dormody are over on their FB page, with great explanations about the geography.