Parkhill Fire – The Hill Fire

9:30 pm – 1200 acres with both flanks having active fire

7:00 pm – oh, I do not like this photo by Adrienne Seidlitz because black smoke usually means a structure.

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6:40 pm – Current map for evac’s, a few more area’s added not on map. All south of Hwy 58.  Evacuation area expanded it now includes huer huero rd to hwy 58 including black mountain resort rd, blue rd, blue ridge rd east to shooting star rd, south to golden pond way, back to random canyon way

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6;00 pm – AA reporting 500 acres, potential for 10,000, still RROS (Rapid Rate of Spread)

5:45 pm – Mandatory evacuations:

[28] ** EVACUATION WARNING *** PARK HILL RD: EVERYTHING FRM ICP TO HUER HUERO ON S SIDE OF RDWY, AND EVERYTHING WEST OF ICP TO SR58 HUER HUERO RD: EVERYTHING NW FRM RANDOM CYN TO SR58 INCLUDING BLACK MTN RESORT RD AND BLUE RD
5:25 PM 12 [27] ** MANDATORY EVACUATIONS*** PARKHILL RD: FRM ICP EVERYTHUING ON N SIDE OF ROAD TO HUER HUERO, INCLUDING ALL OF STAGECOACH CYN, OAK CYN, AND LA ENTRADA HUER HUERO RD: FRM PARKHILL RD TO RANDOM CYN RD INCLUDING ALL OF OAK CREEK PL, RANDOM CYN, WILSON CREEK RD, AND ANY ROADS THAT COMM UNICATE W/HUER HUERO
5:15 PM 11 [24] PER SLOSO, MANDATORY EVACUATIONS HUER HUERO FRM RANDOM CYN TO PARK HILL RD / WARNING ISSUED FOR RANDOM CYN TO CALF CYN
5:01 PM 10 [22] 1B PTY IS OUT // TRAVELING NORTH ON DIRT RD PTY KNOWS WHERE SHE IS GOING
4:58 PM 9 [20] 1039 CALFIRE
4:57 PM 8 [18] B9-001B CONTACT CALFIRE REQ ENGINE RESPOND TO 4656 PARKHILL RD PTY CANT GET OUT FLAMES APPROACHING
4:22 PM 7 [16] B9-001B WENT IN AND GOT 3 PTYS OO RES ON OAK CYN RD // THAT RD IS CLR AND IS GOING TO BE CONSUMED SHORTLY
4:02 PM 6 [13] CLARIFICATION// 1B CLOSED EAST SIDE OF PARKHILL RD
4:00 PM 5 [10] B9-001B CORDS 97 CLOSED PARKHILL JWO FIRE // WILL CHECK EAST SIDE

5:30 pm – SSE of Paso, Photo by Joie Milton:

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5:25 pm – Fire now 300 acres DROS still lots of homes infront. Heading toward hura hura rd 1 structure lost. (DROS means Dangerous Rate of Spread)

5:20 pm

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5:12 pm from SE of Paso Robles, photo by Gale Reamer:

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5:00 pm – besides bringing in LPF, units are coming in from BEU (Monterey/San Benito) as well as Santa Barbara and “Immediate need type 3 strike team from TUU forming up for code 3 response.” Note TUU is Tulare.

View from Highway One between Cuesta and SLO. Photo by Stormy Tee:

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4:45 pm – been watching a fire develop in the Parkhill area near Santa Margarita. This one was caused by a vehicle fire into grass, and power lines were affected.

“100 acres, dangerous ROS, potential to go major incident. continuous brush. ordered a lead plane and 2 type 1 tankers or the VLAT. immediate structure threat”

Here is what LPF Wild Cad says:

06/26/2017 15:31 LPF-1580
HILL Wildfire PARK HILL & RUE DE LEON SL . BC31LPF CRW4LPF E15LPF 4X4 E31LPF 4X4 E338LPF4X4 E342LPF 4X E343LPF E372LPF E46LPF HEL528LPF PAT34LPF . . . 35.397 x 120.498
06/26/2017 15:23

Here is a photo:

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Slide Repair JSO Rocky Creek starts tomorrow, 6/27/17

Today’s Date: Monday, June 26, 2017
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHBOUND STATE ROUTE 1 SLIDE REPAIR PROJECT JUST SOUTH OF ROCKY CREEK VIADUCT BEGINS TOMORROW

MONTEREY COUNTY – Caltrans will begin a slide repair project on southbound State Route 1 just south of Rocky Creek Viaduct (PM 59.9) tomorrow, Tuesday, June 27, Caltrans officials have announced.

Roadwork will consist of one-way reversing traffic control from 6 am to 6 pm Monday through Thursday and from 6 am to 12 noon on Friday. Roadwork is expected to complete this Friday, June 30, but may resume next Wednesday, July 5 if necessary for the remainder of the week.

The contractor for this slide repair contract is Graniterock of Watsonville. This roadwork is necessary for the safety of the traveling public.

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Highway Closure Update, 6/26/17

STATE ROUTE 1 REMAINS FULLY CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AT MUD CREEK DUE TO CONTINUED SLIDE ACTIVITY. DELIVERY VEHICLES AND LOCAL RESIDENTS WILL NEED TO USE NACIMIENTO-FERGUSSON TO EXIT SOUTH OR TO CLEAR THE ACCESS TIMES AT PAUL’S SLIDE.

THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES ONLY;THE ONLY ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC HAS CHANGED AND IS SHOWN BELOW.

Public Access on Highway 1 now at two locations:
1) The closure has moved up five miles to the north from Ragged Point (Slo PM 72.87) to north of Salmon Creek and just south of the Ranger Station (Mon PM 3.0), effective tomorrow, Saturday, June 24.
2) Using Nacimiento-Fergusson, will be to Gorda (PM 10) to the south, and to Limekiln State Park (PM 20.76) to the north.

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Mud Creek (PM 8.9) – MUD CREEK HAD A MAJOR SLIDE/SLIP OUT AT 9:30 PM, SATURDAY, MAY 20—IT LOST MILLIONS OF CUBIC YARDS OF MATERIAL. GEOTECHNICAL AND RADAR ASSESSMENTS CONTINUE AT THE SITE AND INCLUDES: FIELD MAPPING, RADAR MONITORING, REVIEW OF USGS PHOTOGRAMMETRIC SURVEY DATA AND BORINGS. IT REMAINS IMPASSABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)—CONTINUES WITH USUAL ACCESS SCHEDULE TO LOCAL RESIDENTS/DELIVERIES.

IMPORTANT NOTE: THE ROADWAY THROUGH PAUL’S SLIDE CAN CLOSE DOWN AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE . CALTRANS NEEDS TO CONTINUE RE-ASSESSING THE SITUATION AND DETERMINE WHETHER LOCAL ACCESS CAN REMAIN THROUGH PAUL’S SLIDE.

· 12:00PM Monday / Wednesday / Friday– A single caravan south and a single caravan north, you must be in line by noon! There may be up to 45 minute delay to clear the road before the opening.

· Delivery vehicles (Restriction is 30 feet maximum length and 50,000 lbs. maximum weight) can now use all access windows 7 days a week.

· Access times for the morning and evening are still the same except for Friday:

5:30AM to 6:00AM and 7:00PM to 7:30PM – Sat.-Thurs.

· Friday’s hours will be shortened to:

5:30AM – 8:00AM and 6:00PM to 7:30PM

· The noon opening will be for PAUL’S SLIDE ONLY, (NOT MUD CREEK); you will need to use Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to exit the coast.

The targeted “public access” date is currently mid-July, dependent on roadway conditions and slide activity.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)
· Girders continue to be fabricated in Vallejo, CA and are being sent to Linden, CA (near Stockton) for painting before being trucked over to the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction site.
· Mud Creek assessment progress continues but is closed until further notice. We continue to bring convoys with 10-wheelers containing loads of material: gravel, sand, equipment and other items via convoys through Nacimiento—Fergusson with CHP escorts—the next convoy is yet to be determined.
· Current “Tentative” Timeline as follows:
o On site, the contractor has completed abutment 2 on the north side and continues work to complete abutment 1 on the south side, scheduled to complete mid-July.
o The steel girders will be assembled on site between July 6—July 30.
o Bridge Launch is scheduled between July 31—August 6.
o Deck Construction—schedule to be determined.
o Current public access date remains: Mid-to-late September

Photos of: 1) Mud Creek from North Side—up the slope, Thursday, June 22; 2-3) Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)—2] Busy workday pic from Saturday, June 24; 3] Bench work at Paul’s Slide Saturday, June 24; 4) Pfeiffer Bridge Construction (PM 45.52) Three more girder segments being shipped to Paint Plant near Stockton this morning, June 26.

PM 8.9 Mud Creek-North Side 6.22.17

PM 21.6 Paul's Slide 6.24.17

PM 21.6 Paul's Slide Bench 6.24.17

PM 45.52 PCB Girder Segments Shipped to Paint Plant 6.26.17

Big Sur Shuttle Service

A new service will be instituted beginning July 1st, which will coincide with the opening of the State Park. The website explains what the service offers. Interestingly, only those utilizing the shuttle, or campers in the State Park, will have access to the TapHouse Trail, which the shuttle service calls the Community Trail. Also the service is providing educational information in the form of pamphlets and story-telling. This could be an interesting experiment on how to minimize some of the impact of the overuse of tourists in our area after the bridge is open. It will have several months of a sort-of “trial” run to see how this works. It could easily be part of the solution, which is always good to hear. Please go to their website to check it out:

Big Sur Shuttle Service

And for current State Park Information, check out this website:

Pfeiffer State Park