Two wildfires in opposite ends of CA

MannFire [Update] 3:40 P.M. Fire is 175 acres and is now 20% contained. Forward spread has stopped, however, EVACUATION ORDERS REMAIN IN PLACE. 2 civilians received non-life threatening injuries. Five properties received minor damage to fencing and outbuildings.

Two fires happening in opposite ends of the state on March 3. One is on the Tahoe NF and is 20 acres with a 4 acre spot fire. The other is in Norco in Riverside County with mandatory evacuations issued. Last I checked, it was 100 acres or more. This one is the Mann Fire, I believe. Tahoe is the Baker Fire.

A quickly moving 100-acre wildfire in Norco forced the evacuation of 1,500 residents Tuesday, threatening an estimated 500 homes, according to Cal Fire. The Mann Fire was first reported at 9:41 a.m. in the Santa Ana River Bottom near California Avenue, authorities said.

Here we go — rapid rate of spread for both, in early MARCH!!

March Membership — CABS

Dear Big Sur community stakeholder,

March is CABS Membership Month!
Join the growing community Organization
committed to solution-based problem solving
Our Associate Members say…….
I feel so proud to be part of such a successful local organization.
Dana Carnazzo, Bixby Canyon
I fully support and encourage the CABS in the effort to create a much-needed sustainable tourism plan for Big Sur.
Karin Strasser Kauffman, retired Monterey County Supervisor, Principal Author
of our Big Sur Coastal Plan, and lifetime member.

CABS is a worthwhile and honorable group to join!
Kenny Comello, South Coast Big Sur

You should be a member of CABS.  It’s important.
Mary Masten, Palo Colorado Canyon
When you join CABS, you demonstrate support for initiatives to: 

  • Create a sustainable tourism plan for Big Sur.
  • Insist on innovative community housing solutions.
  • Set a higher bar for visitor behavior with the Big Sur Pledge.
  • Properly align the Coastal Trail through Big Sur.
  • Demand balance between public access, safety and environment.
  • Provide community disaster relief services when needed most.

Annual and/or lifetime membership in CABS entitles you to a number of benefits including voting for Board members, an opportunity to attend invitation only “Big Surian dinner parties” as well as documentary proof that you are a “local”, entitling you to discounts at some Big Sur businesses.  Membership also gives you access to periodic, in depth updates on CABS initiatives, including steps to co-create a sustainable tourism plan for Big Sur.
Your membership and participation can influence positive outcomes for our community. By joining and financially supporting CABS you help create a larger, more diverse source of local inspiration necessary for planning our future.
Please take a moment now and go to
And Join the hundreds of current and past members of Community Association of Big Sur who are making a difference!

Butch Kronlund, ED CABS

Community Association of Big Sur is a 501 (c) 3 (EIN 77-0091132).  Our shared mission is to protect and defend the rural and residential character, and to preserve the natural and aesthetic beauty of the Big Sur coast; to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the Big Sur Community; to encourage community service and otherwise act in the interests of the residents and property owners of the community. CABS is committed to a collaborative approach towards responsible land stewardship. CABS believes that an effective partnership between private and public property owners is essential for a sustainable and healthy community.

Download a copy of the above HERE.  (PDF, 1 Page, 137.2 KB)