5:30 pm – Sorry, I was not around today. I had to go to Templeton, Paso Robles, and Cambria. I do intend to be home all weekend, however, so will be keeping an eye on things. From late this afternoon (about 1/2 hour ago) the incident report has this to say:
“Despite cooler temperatures and marine moisture in the morning at low elevations, open fireline became active by late morning with upslope runs carrying to ridgelines above. Aircraft was used to check fire spread in several areas.
Most activity was terrain driven through the burn period.
The most active burning was on the southern end of the fire. Fire continues to spread actively both down drainage toward Lost Creek and upslope on the slopes and ridges above it, both east and west. There was some active burning in areas at the bottom of Pick Creek beneath the area burned out yesterday.
There was also aggressive burning in unburned interior areas such as Cienega Creek and the North Fork of the Big Sur River. Managers continued to increase resource capacity on the east side of the fire in response to fire spread. Structure protection planning in that area was finalized. Managers also continued to scout opportunities for evaluation points and geographic locations that have successfully held previous fires.
The uncontained fire edge in Willow Creek did not show signs of significant growth today. Managers continued collecting data on previously used indirect lines on the southeast side of the fire. Previous fire control action points were scouted to be utilized as contingency lines.
Structure protection actions continued on Partington Ridge and south from Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park to Dolan Road.”
7:30 am – John Chesnut’s Map:
5 am – here are the day’s maps:
And the Fire Behavior and Weather Predictions: