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, 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:
August 16, 2020, 3:14 a.m.; ~10 acres, 5% contained at 6:54 a.m. Pine Canyon, Salinas (Monterey County)