USFS Mill Fire Update

Fire Update

U.S. Forest Service

Pacific Southwest Region

Los Padres National Forest
6750 Navigator Way
Goleta, CA 93117


August 4, 2019


Date Started:July 30, 2019Cause: Under InvestigationTotal Acres:  310Containment: 60%

Injuries to Date2​​Structures Damaged/Destroyed: 0​​Total Personnel: 383

Assigned Resources:

Crews: 5     Engines: 16     Helicopters: 3     Air Tankers: 0     Evacuations:  0


KING CITY, Calif. – The Mill Fire was reported at 5:36 am Tuesday, July 30, near Nacimiento-Fergusson Road and the intersection of California State Highway 1 in the Monterey Ranger District of Los Padres National Forest.  The fire has currently burned approximately 310 acres.  There are 383 firefighters on scene as part of a full response that includes engine crews, hand crews and air support. There is currently 60% containment. 

Overnight crews patrolled the fire line. Firefighters worked to suppress some minimal fire activity near the junction of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road and Cone Peak Road. Today crews will continue to mop up and improve line where needed with the major concentration of effort on the southeast corner near the junction of Nacimiento-Fergusson and Cone Peak Roads. Demobilization of federal resources will begin today.

There are currently no evacuations in effect and no structures threatened.  There have been two minor injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Road Closures:

Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is currently closed at Highway 1 and at the Fort Hunter Liggett Boundary to allow emergency equipment and fire engines to safely navigate the road.  

For additional Fire Information call Monterey Ranger District (831) 385-5434

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