Front Fire, Day 2, 8/20/18

5:30 pm – Front Fire holding at 875 acres with 30% containment. There are 600 personnel assigned. SoCal Incident Management Team 2 (IC Johnny) will take command at 6 am tomorrow.

1 pm – UPDATE: #FrontFire drops down to 875 acres as a result of better mapping, according to Los Padres National Forest officials. Fire is 5% contained.

8 am – As of this morning, this fire is up to 1000 acres, and highway 166 remains closed.

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And from last night, photo by CHP, Santa Maria:

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~ by bigsurkate on August 20, 2018.

4 Responses to “Front Fire, Day 2, 8/20/18”

  1. Thank you so much for your dedication and info. over the years.

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  2. You are welcome, Charlotte. In the past, I wouldn’t have worried so much about these fires at the south end of SLO Co, knowing SLO Stringer had them covered. With him gone, I feel the need to keep my neighbors to the south informed. His death was such a loss to the community.

    https://bigsurkate.blog

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  3. Yes on all accounts… TY for all you have done and continue to do, TY for watching the southern end of SLO, and SLO Stringer’s death was a great loss. Between the two of you, I felt confident that there was a couple of good eyes on things “back home” and allowed me to monitor the (unfortunately) numerous other fires… especially for my non-tech family/friends. Like many of us, I have “important people” up and down the west coast. I have learned a lot about the various sources available from your blog. So TY for that.
    I pictured the two of you working with the same purpose in two very different ways. And I do mean I had/have a cartoon-like picture in my head! 😉
    SLO Stringer was this thing zipping around the valley floor and you sat on a mountain top with an array of data arrows coming at you from all directions.
    Well – I’ve had my morning cartoon – thanks for the grin.

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  4. LOL. I love the visual!

    bigsurkate

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