Rucker Fire – wildfire near Lompoc, 9/29/17

8 pm – all evac orders lifted. All roads open.

5:30 pm – looks like chain or catalytic converter, frankly. Could be arson, but unusual if it is.


4:20 pm – Evacuation area is rucker rd east to Harris grade, north to la pursima, including all of north mission hills and cebada canyon. 300 acres

4 pm – It started about 1 and 1/2 hours ago. Air Attack is reporting there are 7 fires, they have not burned together yet. This is all up in the Burton Mesa, La Purisma Mission and Harris Grade area, and is burning in heavy Burton Mesa chapparal. It has a light breeze out of the weat. Anyone who knows this area knows that the winds generally pick up in the evening and come in pretty hard from Vandenberg.

LPF has dispatched a strike team of engines, Dozer 4, AG hotshots, LP hotshots, H-527 and AA07. Lots going on.

Here are 3 photos:




Fire & Rain – Honor BSVFB


Over 40 Years of Fire Protection ~ Rescue ~ Emergency Medical Services

Contact: Lana Weeks,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2017

Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade is Being Honored Saturday October 21 at Rancho Grande in Big Sur

Big Sur, CA – The Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade (BSVFB) is being honored Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Rancho Grande in Big Sur. The event honors the firefighters for their time, talent, and passion for helping others. BSVFB was instrumental in helping to build the Pfeiffer Canyon Bypass Trail this winter on top of their fire protection, rescue and emergency medical services.

Food for the event will be created by Executive Chef Paul Corsentino of Ventana Big Sur and wine will be provided by Steve McIntyre of McIntyre Vineyards. The program begins at 3:30 pm with Masters of Ceremony Chief Emeritus Frank Pinney and John Handy.

Tickets are $100 per person and are limited. All proceeds benefit the Volunteer Fire Brigade.

The mission of the Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade is to provide dependable fire protection and emergency services for Big Sur with teamwork, respect and integrity. The Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade was formed in 1974 to provide structure fire protection for the residents and businesses in the Big Sur area. The Brigade now provides both structure and wildland fire protection, along with rescue and emergency medical response for the Big Sur community and its over 4 million annual visitors. The Brigade remains an all-volunteer company, with about 20 members, responding to an area which covers almost 60 miles of coastline along Highway One.

Fire and Rain

An event honoring The Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade

Saturday, October 21, 2017 2:00 pm

Rancho Grande, Big Sur

$100 per person

Tickets, log on to: or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006