New Brush Fire at Lake Nacimiento-HILL Fire

2:30 – this is an early photo, fire has spread since this was taken. Tankers are on load and hold right now, so it’s looking like they might have a handle on this one. I hope so, anyway.

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1:50 pm – It started on Hell Hill, and has caused the closure of Lake Nacimiento RD.

Per CHP:
2:01 PM 8 [23] [Notification] [CHP]-SLOSO INQ WHERE THEY ARE NEEDED TO CLOSE THE RDWY
1:53 PM 7 [21] [Notification] [CHP]-CAL FIRE VIA LL / I/C ON FIRE CONFIRM / CLOSE NACI LAKE X CHIMNEY ROCK and NACI LAKE RD X HERITAGE / ALL DIRECTIONS
1:48 PM 6 [20] B9-004B AT G14/LAKE NACIMIENTO RD – SHUTTING IT DOWN
1:40 PM 5 [11] [Notification] [CHP]-CAL FIRE REQ CHP RESPOND TO CLOSE THE RDWY
1:40 PM 4 [8] TOT CAL FIRE
1:34 PM 3 [3] TOT CAL FIRE
1:34 PM 2 [2] ON RHS
1:33 PM 1 [1] BRUSH FIRE
Unit Information
1:38 PM 2 Unit Assigned
1:48 PM 1 Unit At Scene
Was orignally 8 acres, now 40 with dangerous rate of spread. Air attack ordered 2 additional tankers. IC ordered 2 gulfs and 2 limas and 1 charlie strike team in addition to the first alarm.

Oh, I hope I don’t have to cover another one. The winds are calm, so just maybe …

Chimney Fire, 8/31/16

Today is the last day I will be covering this fire, unless there is a flare up, as it is all but controlled, 75% as of yesterday, it hasn’t entered the Silver Peak Wilderness, and all Evacs have been lifted. HOlding at 46,344 acres, 85% contained and only 35 structures threatened.

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IR Topo Map in PDF

Here are four shots taken from Rocky Butte Truck Trail from South to North, looking East out to Lake Nacimiento:

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