Fire near Ventana, 11/2/12

Next morning update: It was at the Coastlands, upper driveway, NOT across the highway as I report below. Way too close for comfort.
UPDATE; Martha Karstens just called a friend in the Coastlands (across the highway from the fire) and said they got it!!! Woohoo!!! Our Brigade rocks! Now, 2 aspirins and the bed that called to me an hour ago.
UPDATE: 10:15 PM, A LOCAL WALKED UP TO THE HIGHWAY AND REPORTS THAT IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE ON TOP OF IT AND THE LOCAL IS NOT AS PANICKED AS HE WAS.
UPDATE; CLOSIING HIGHWAY:
9:44 PM 12 [44] SO REQ CHP RESPOND TO ASST W/ HIGHWAY CLOSURE
Incident:  00445   Type:    Report of Fire   Location:   Sr1 / Ventana  Loc Desc:  VENTANA INN , MM 44.9    Lat/Lon:  36.233742 -121.767075   
Detail Information
9:33 PM 10 [37] MANDATORY EVACUATION FOR COAST – FIRE AT TOP OF HILL – PER SCANNER
9:30 PM 9 [34] [Notification] [CHP]-PER MTRY COM, SO AND FIRE ENRT 48280 SR1 – JNO OF THIS 1020 / BIG SUR SO IN AREA /1ST DRIVEWAY TO THE RIGHT AFTER YOU PASSED THE POST RANCH / TREES ON FIRES / POSS SPREADING TO STRUCTURES / MEDIC 24 ALSO POSS C/FIRE INVLD [Shared]
9:30 PM 8 [33] PER SCANNER – VEH ON FIRE AND TREES ON FIRE SO FAR
9:27 PM 7 [31] [Appended, 21:27:28] [6] RP LIVES AND WORKS THERE // BELIEVES ITS THE HOUSES THAT ARE ON FIRE
9:22 PM 6 [23] FIRE 200 YARDS FROM HOUSES
9:22 PM 5 [14] RP ON COAST RIDGE RD
9:21 PM 4 [11] TRANS TO CDF MTRY
9:17 PM 3 [19] [Appended, 21:22:25] [3] PER SLNS COM THEY HAVE FIRE REPORTED AT 48280 SR1
9:16 PM 2 [18] [Appended, 21:22:25] [2] STRUCTURE FIRE
9:16 PM 1 [17] [Appended, 21:22:25] [1] RP CAN SEE FIRE FROM BIG SUR

 

Monterey County Connect

Monterey County has a new app available to download to your iPhone (don’t know re android) or iPad. It was announced at the BSMAAC meeting, and thanks to Anni Agren, I now have that app on my phone. Just search for Monterey County Connect. It is free. (Note, there is a place to report graffiti, as well as a place for road information and events.) Can’t wait to use it!

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