My son took these over from Prewitt Ridge, I think he said, before he came back and said, “Mom, let’s start evacuating. Let’s get your Sprinter down the hill. I’ll follow you and bring you back, and then we can get anything else, and get your truck and you can leave whenever you want.” He was wonderful…calm, organized, and helpful. Made it so much easier on me.
First off, for all the many kind offers of somewhere to stay. To get north I would have to come through Paso Robles anyway, and I am just too tired to even think of going further. I really appreciate the offers. I am settled in tonight and tomorrow at an RV park in Paso Robles that Rock Knocker and I have used many times before. He evacuated and went and got his RV and I met him here in my Sprinter. Lady is having a new adventure and she’s just not sure about this motorhome, yet.
The news of the firefighters, the Nacimiento Station saddens me greatly. Two of the firefighter, the one who is critical and the one who is serious I know well. I pray for them tonight, and for the others who lives through the experience with them.
I heard stories and saw neighbors as they came through or we met on the road. Vehicles loaded with pets, possessions, and the pieces of our lives. We all hope to have homes to come home, too. I will write more tomorrow, but tonight I am too drained to think. I teeter tottered between numbness from shock and feeling like I might break down in tears. I was driving. Can’t do that. So maybe tonight I’ll take a few minutes to grieve tor the destruction of the land and the critters I have lived with for 33 years, 26 of them up here.
In the meantime, here is the John Chesnut map. Not everything would load, and he suspects overload of the system. Tomorrow, at a reasonable time…I might get to sleep in.
Effectively immediately an Evacuation WARNING is now in place for Zone M – Salmon Creek. The evacuation Order area for Zone M is as follows:
Highway 1@Salmon Creek Falls (Mile Post 2) south to the Monterey County Line. Highway 1 west to the Pacific Ocean. Highway 1 East to Salmon creek Rd (including all roads and tributaries contained within)
Effectively immediately an Evacuation ORDER is now in place for Zone L – Gorda. Leave the area immediately. The evacuation Order area for Zone L is as follows:
Highway 1 at Los Burros Road to Salmon Creek Falls (Mile post 2) including all roads and tributaries contained within. West of Highway 1 to the Pacific Ocean. East of Highway 1 to South Coast Ridge Road.
Effective immediately an UPGRADED evacuation ORDER is now in place for South Coast Ridge Road Zone K. Leave the area immediately. The evacuation ORDER area for Zone K is as follows:
New update coming soon, but for now Dolan has expanded to 73, 089 acres.
Before I get to the bad news, here is a lovely morning shot sent to me by Linda Sonrisa Jones. It is much appreciated down here where I am smoked in. It is so dark, I had to turn a light on.
And now for the bad news. We all saw it last night. We watched the Dolan fire dragon wake up and spread its wings all over Big Sur. I got fire photos from many different points of view. But John Chesnut’s heat map really tells the story. Be ready for plenty of new evac warnings and orders today.