Soberanes Fire, Day 24, 8/14/16 – Local Reports

8:30 pm – Parting shots of the fire – my last tonight – from the turn out at Pfeiffer Ridge, by Dylan Langdon




4:30 pm – And here we have the MODIS map from Adam Clark with both fires on it. There is a green line that dissects California – that is the SLO/Monterey County Line – I am north and 2 miles inland as the crow flies from there. Looks like a pincher move to me.


This must be so hard to watch for those still in the Valley. Let’s all hope this works!

3:00 pm – from Clear Ridge RD. just above River Inn, photo by Mike Gilson:


2:20 pm – the view of the State Park from Pfeiffer Ridge by Kyle Evans:


1:20 pm – Firing up Juan Higuera, photos from Clear Ridge by Jen Smith:



12:30 pm


10:30 am


7:00 am – The fire gained about 800 acres last night, making it 72,566 with containment still at 60%. The IR report lists acres as 73,245, which would mean an approximate gain of 1500 acres.

REMEMBER; Highway One closes today at 2 pm for up to 24 hours. Cal Trans seems to think it will be open in the morning. We hope that is true, as it will mean all went as planned.

On the Chimney Fire, I am not doing a new page on that one, just adding to yesterday’s. Still smoky up here from both, but it is on the south side of the Lake, so much better for my position.

Soberanes Fire, Day 24, 8/14/16 – Maps, etc.

To give you an idea of where the Soberanes Fire is burning, we’ve included maps that are updated daily. These maps are provided by Cal Fire/US Forest Service.

The latest Heat Perimeter was detected yesterday at 10:03 pm.  You can see the latest Heat Perimeter on the Infrared Topo map. Note: The Heat Perimeter is not current on any other Official Map.

We’ve also included the Weather Forecast, Fire Behavior Forecast and various links that you may find useful. Note: Additional links are located at the end of the post. Some links may open large PDF documents.

Please see Local Reports for the current fire discussion.

Infrared Topo: IR_Topo0002.jpgInfrared Ortho: IR_Ortho0001.jpgIR LoglogWeather Forecast0007.jpgFire Behavior Forecast0008.jpg

Operations Map North: Ops North0004.jpg

Operations Map South: Ops South0005.jpg


Briefing Map: BAM0003

Progression Map: Progression Map0006.jpg

Modis hits up the gorge of the Big Sur. The Carmel Valley side shows virtually no movement and not much heat. (provided by John Chesnut)

Big Sur:unnamed


Xasauan Today Satellite heat detection discussion

Google Maps Adam Clark’s Google Map with most recent Dozer lines, IR flight overlay, and the Planned Fire Line. Note: You may need to be signed in to a Google account to view this link.

Mapping Support Same as above, but on USGS Topo Maps

MesoWest Weather stations that are located near the fire. Scroll down to S07 Central Coast IRAWS. See the Blue WX rectangles on the Ops maps for locations. There are currently 7 portable weather stations deployed.

Flight Radar 24 Live Air Traffic for the area.  Note: aircraft flying at low altitudes may not be detected.

Additional Cal Fire/ US Forest Service Links:

INCIDENT PLAN Complete Incident Plan as of 8/14/16. Note: PDF may take awhile to download

IAP MAP CARMEL Dozer Carmel as of 8/14/16

IAP MAP SECO Dozer Seco as of 8/14/16

IAP MAP SUR Dozer Sur as of 8/14/16

Public Information Map PIO as of 8/13/16

Air Operations Map Air Ops as of 8/14/16

Firefighting Aircraft PDF guide with Cal Fire Firefighting Aircraft

SITUATION Situation Map (not current) as of 8/2/16 shows previous fire outlines

ELEVATIONS Elevations Map (not current) as of 8/2/16 shows hills and valleys in various colors