Parkfield Fire, 7/8/17

9:20 pm – 500 acres, per Cal Fire.

9:00 pm – PER CO RDS, HAVE CLOSURES IN PLACE AT: INDIAN VLY AT VINEYARD CYN / INDIAN VLY AT CROSS CYN / CROSS CYN AT PLEASANT (WHICH COVERS LOWES CYN – UNABLE TO CLOSE AT LOWES CYN BECAUSE VEHS UNABLE TO TURN AROUND AND SLOSO AWARE

Also evacuations but unknown where. Lastly, one firefighter suffered 2nd degree burns to his face and hands. He was airlifted out to a burn center.

7 pm – Location: Vineyard Canyon Rd x Cross Country Rd
Acres: 100
ROS: Dangerous rate of spread
ROC: 100 acres, requesting 1 additional Charlie strike team, 1 Lima ST, 2 Gulf STs. Fire burning on both sides of the road. In both MoCo and SLO

Ordered 2 more ATs for a total of 6.

Here are some photos I found online:

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Another SLO Fire – Chalk Fire and a SB Co. one, Whittier Fire

4 pm here is a shot of the Whittier Fire. (The Chalk Fire is a done deal)

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3 pm – Busy day on the Central Coast. The newest one  is up by the Chalk Mountain Golf Course in Atascadero Do not know size or have further info.

The one called Whittier has capped out and is 200 acres, right now. It is in some rough terrain. It is in the Los Padres NF in Santa Barbara County off 154 near Lake Cachuma.

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Alamo and Tower still going so fires will be competing for resources.

Alamo Fire Doubles Overnight, 7/8/17

3:00 pm – Alamo Fire up to 19,000 acres.

7:30 am – Fire officials report the fire has burned about 6,000 acres as of 7:00 a.m. Saturday and remains 10 percent contained. High temperatures, low humidity, and strong winds caused the fire to double in size.

A red flag warning is in effect for the area where the fire is burning, indicating extreme high temperatures, low humidities and sundowner winds.

Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Dave Zaniboni reports 1,000 firefighters have been assigned to the Alamo Fire. He anticipates more resources will arrive and be ordered Saturday.

Fire officials are watching wind conditions closely. Capt. Zaniboni says if the winds shift out of the northwest, like they did Friday afternoon, the fire could burn into the Tepusquet Canyon area where numerous people have homes and property.

Mandatory evacuations remain in place for Blazing Saddle Drive, White Rock Lane, Tepusquet Road and Colson Canyon Road. Approximately 300 residents in the area were notified.

Highway 166 remained closed from Highway 101 to Tepusquet Road.

The fire was first reported shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. The cause is under investigation.

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Photos by KSBY