5:00 pm – 2 type 1 tankers and the VLAT working the fire this afternoon. (VLAT = Very Large Air Tanker, often the DC-10 around here.)
And, just to make it interesting, there is a fire back on Pine Canyon Road, west of King City off of Jolon RD, in case we get bored.
4 pm – And from Howard Jones at Sky Ranch on the Carmel Valley side:
From USFS – a burn out operation, but man, the winds are kickin it up here.
3:20 pm – from here:
This is a new smoke plume on the north west side of Rancho San Carlos and the pager called for a full vegetation response with 2 WTs and a full strike team. This is the operations map of that area, zoomed in to show Williams Canyon which is where access is gained.
This is a photo of a plume (possibly this one?) taken by Howard Jones from Las Laureles Grade:
And this is one I just took from my place. This is a different plume, probably from the South Fork burn area. However, in FRONT of the plume, there is drift smoke coming in from the right, or east of the frame, which is probably the other spot fire or flare up by William’s Canyon. And the white between me and Prewitt Ridge? Fog. It is windy here, but quite chilly for the first week of September.