River Fire, Day 4, 8/19/20

River Fire – Evacuation Order for all areas of San Benancio Rd between Troy Ln and Coral De Cielo Rd 7:23 PM:

The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has changed the Evacuation Warning to an Evacuation Order for all areas of San Benancio Rd between Troy Ln and Coral De Cielo Rd, to include Coral De Cielo Rd, Tiera Vista Ln, and Lucy Ln. Leave the area immediately. Evacuate west on San Benancio Rd to Highway 68.

River Fire – Evacuation Warning for areas west of River Road extending east to Carmel Valley Road and south from Gonzales river Road to Puma Road. The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation warning for areas west of River Road extending to Carmel Valley Road. West of River Road south from Gonzales River Road to Puma Road. East of Carmel Valley Road from south of Tassajara Road to Finch Creek.

Updated Evacuation Map can be found here:

(Red is Order, Yellow is Warning)

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2PM Media Update (starts at 1:30):

 

1:15 PM: Reports that Carmel Middle School will shelter evacuees for Carmel and River fires.

River Fire update video from CalFire can be found here 10:30 AM:

Spanish here:

River Fire – Evacuation Order for Las Palmas Parkway, Ranchito Drive, Indian Springs Road, Berry Drive, Enos Drive, Redding Drive, and Belmont Circle 11:09 AM: The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has changed the Evacuation Warning to an Evacuation Order for the following areas: South of River Road from Tara Drive to Pine Canyon Road to include all roads off of: Las Palmas Parkway, Ranchito Drive, Indian Springs Road, Berry Drive, Enos Drive, Redding Drive, and Belmont Circle. Leave the area immediately. Evacuate to River Road. 

 

River Fire – Evacuation Warning for North of Highway 68 from San Benancio Road east to include all Roads off of Portola Drive to Veronica Drive/Estoque Place 10:43 AM: The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has issued an Evacuation Warning for areas North of Highway 68 from San Benancio Road east to include all Roads off of Portola Drive to Veronica Drive/Estoque Place. 

River Fire – Evacuation Order 10:04 AM: The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has changed the Evacuation Warning to an Evacuation Order for the following areas: Communities within the north of San Benancio Rd, West of Troy Lane, Southeast of Harper Canyon Rd to include Harper Canyon Road, Weather Rock Way, Rimrock Canyon Road. Leave the area immediately. Evacuate north on San Benancio Rd to Highway 68.

Per Scanner Traffic (unconfirmed) 10:10 AM: Possible evacuations for Harper Canyon

 

River Fire 8-19-20 8 AM Update

#RiverFire off Pine Canyon and River Rd, east of Salinas in Monterey county remains 10,672 acres and 7% contained. Unified command: CAL FIRE BEU and Monterey County Sheriff’s Department.

From the CalFire Website:

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River fire shown next to the Carmel Fire:

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River Fire showing Infrared Heat Perimeter and the latest VIIRS satellite detections:

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Important caveats: Please note that the squares on the heat detection maps represent the expected margin of error, not the size of the area burned. In other words, the detection could have come from anywhere within the square. Also be aware that false detections do sometimes occur. An outlying or “over the line” heat detection is not, by itself, a confirmation that there is fire in the area indicated. In addition, the satellites do not detect heat everywhere that fire exists. Creeping, backing or smoldering fire is often not detected. Finally, the detections are only snapshots of moments in time. Flare ups that occur before or after a satellite pass may be entirely missed.

Also be aware that yellow squares disappear from the map after 6 days. These are not maps of the area burned since the fire began, just maps of where heat has been detected during the past week.

National interagency Fire Center Map can be found here: https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/#/%3F/EditLayerSatelliteFireDetections/36.5964/-121.701/12

 

Post will be updated with more info.

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