New Fire in SLO Co – Stone Fire

5:00 pm – people and 2 of 3 horses okay. 1 horse MIA


4:30 pm – here is a google map of where the Stone Fire started:


4 pm – FYI – there is yet ANOTHER fire near the SLO/Monterey/Fresno line out on Jack Ranch near Chalone, but won’t be creating a new thread while Stone is threatening lives. Jack Ranch (the Garza Fire near the border of MoCo/SLO Co/Fresno) I will  come back to – maybe.

3:30 pm – from SLO OES: Evacuation Order for #StoneFire. HWY 58 from Huer Heuro north to O’Donovan & Shooting Star. Including Blue Rd, Blue Ridge, Isabel Rose Ln

3:00 pm – IC is asking for anything that’s available. “Structures are occupied, burning, and threatened”. 2-300 acres 7 Tankers en-route, No divert – Life threat for occupied structures

Photo by Nicklaus Johnson. Can see where the other fire burned just a week or two ago in Santa Margarita…


2:30 pm – A new fire out near Huer Huero Rd near Creston just started and is up to 100 acres with RROS. Some structures involved and other strictures threatened. “All tankers diverted from the Whittier Incident to the Stone for immediate life threat to civilians.”

Not good at all…

Fire Updates, 7/9/17

9 pm update:

Alamo: Update : 23,876 acres – 15% contained

Whittier: as of 11 this am – The fire is 7,800 acres

Parkfield: Update : 1,816 acres – 60% contained. Forward spread stopped.

Stone: Update, 340ac, forward progress stopped. Structures lost.

Garza: Update 2000 acres

7:00 am updates:

Parkfield:  as of around midnight last night, this one is 1500 acres and 30% contained.

Alamo: as of 6 am this one is up to 23,867 with 10% containment and heading west and south toward the 101 and Santa Maria. Here is a fire map:


Whittier Fire:  is 7800 acres and has crested Santa Ynez mountain and visible from Goleta now. This was 11 pm last night and from Goleta: