River Fire Update & Evacuation Warning

8 pm release

Photos below of the River Fire by a friend

6pm — Mandatory Evacuation Pine Canyon Rd, Parker Rd, Laurel Ln, & Trimble Hill Ln Evacuation Advisory: Mt. Toro Access Rd & San Benancio Rd from Troy Lane to Corral de Tierra, including Corral del Cielo Rd, Lucie Lane, and Covie Lane.

6 pm — Lots of activity in the last two hours. They may have lost some containment lines. IC reporting fire is 500-1,000 acres, AA410 wants a no-divert status on all the tankers due to immediate life threat. 2 addl strike teams of engines any type requested for a total of 4. FF’s actively engaged in evacuations.

Photo Sunday, 8/16

In this time of being exposed so often to man’s inhumanity to man, and man’s inhumanity to nature, I thought I would share a couple photos of events that Mother Nature provided for us the last few days so we can remember who we are and our better nature. Be mindful of the beauty that Mother Nature provides for our soul. Thank you, Richard, Darren, George, and Peter. By sharing, you helped me find my balance. I hope it will help you all, too.

Thursday night rainbow by Richard Wangoe
Bioluminescence by ImpactImages831
Bioluminescence and lightning strikes by George Krieger
From Stone Ridge, by Peter Fenton

Wildfire, Pine Canyon

2:50 pm requesting SO for evacuation advisory for Corral De Cielo. Here is the most recent live photo

2 pm — MMU Strike Team to cover BEU just diverted to fire code 3. Looks like it is picking up. Weather getting hotter and drier. Below is a live picture and is updated every minute. You can find it at Http://www.Alertwildfire.org

River Fire

River Fire, 20 acres and 5% contained. No structures threatened.

Vegetation Fire, Pine Canyon, Salinas (Monterey County)
Monterey, CA – At 3:14 a.m. on Sunday, August 16, 2020, CAL FIRE received a call for a vegetation fire near Toro Peak, at the top of Pine Canyon, ~5 miles south of Salinas (Monterey County). The fire was started by a lightning strike.
Upon arrival, the fire was approximately 1 acre in size. The fire is currently ~10 acres and 5% contained. There are no evacuations, and there are currently no structures threatened.
CAL FIRE is at scene with Monterey County Regional Fire District. There are approximately 110 firefighters at scene, with 1 air tactical observation platform, 4 air tankers, 2 helicopters, 6 fire engines, 3 fire crews, 2 bulldozers, and 2 water tenders.
Much of California is experiencing a heat wave. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Monterey and San Benito Counties, due to dry lightning, high temperatures, and low humidity. This is an important reminder to the public to maintain a minimum of 100 feet defensible space around their structures, as well as having and practicing exit drills in the home. For more ways to prepare and prevent wildfires visit http://www.ReadyForWildfire.org or http://www.fire.ca.gov.
Who: What: When: Where:
Vegetation Fire
August 16, 2020, 3:14 a.m.; ~10 acres, 5% contained at 6:54 a.m. Pine Canyon, Salinas (Monterey County)