Effectively immediately the Evacuation ORDER for Zone L – Gorda has been downgraded to an evacuation WARNING. The evacuation WARNING area for Zone L is as follows: Highway 1 at Los Burros Road; South to: Highway 1 at Salmon Creek Falls (post mile 2); This zone includes the road to Treebones Resort (hmmm…when both sides of Los Burros is still mandatory); This zone includes Gorda Mountain Road; West of Highway 1 to the Pacific Ocean; East of Highway 1 to South Coast Ridge Road; The Northern Boundary, but not included, is Los Burros Road; The Southern Boundary is Salmon Creek Drainage
CURRENT AREAS ALONG THE COASTLINE THAT ARE STILL UNDER EVACUATION ORDER: ZONE B2 – LUCIA SOUTH/ ZONE J – PREWITT RIDGE/ ZONE K – SOUTH COAST RIDGEThat area is as follows: Highway 1 at the entrance to the Camaldoli Hermitage; South to: Highway 1 at Los Burros Road; West of Highway 1 to the Pacific Ocean; East of Highway 1 to Cone Peak Road/South Coast Ridge Road; The Southern boundary is Los Burros Road (both sides of road)
DOLAN FIRE – Effective immediately the Evacuation ORDER in place for B1 – LUCIA NORTH ZONE has been downgraded to an evacuation WARNING.
2020-09-10 15:48:39 PDT
Effective immediately the evacuation ORDER in place for B1 – LUCIA NORTH ZONE has been downgraded to an evacuation WARNING. Access is permitted only for residents due to fire equipment and emergency personnel in the area. The evacuation WARNING area for B1 – LUCIA NORTH ZONE is as follows: Highway 1 at Post Mile 26 (Vicente Creek Bridge); South to: Highway 1 at the entrance to the Camaldoli Hermitage; This zone does NOT include the road into the Camaldoli Hermitage; West of Highway 1 to the Pacific Ocean; East of Highway 1 to North Coast Ridge Road/Cone Peak Road.
DOLAN FIRE – The Evacuation ORDER in place for B2 – LUCIA SOUTH ZONE remains at an Evacuation ORDER level.
2020-09-10 15:49:34 PDT
The Evacuation ORDER in place for B2 – LUCIA SOUTH ZONE remains at an Evacuation ORDER level. The evacuation ORDER area for B2 – LUCIA SOUTH ZONE is as follows: South to: Highway 1 at Nacimiento Fergusson Road; This zone includes the road into the Camaldoli Hermitage; This zone includes Nacimiento Fergusson Road; West of highway 1 to the Pacific Ocean; East of Highway 1 to Cone Peak Road.
CURRENT AREAS ALONG THE COASTLINE THAT ARE STILL UNDER EVACUATION ORDER:
ZONE B2 – LUCIA SOUTH/ ZONE J – PREWITT RIDGE/ ZONE K – SOUTH COAST RIDGE
That area is as follows: Highway 1 at the entrance to the Camaldoli Hermitage; South to: Highway 1 at Los Burros Road; West of Highway 1 to the Pacific Ocean; East of Highway 1 to Cone Peak Road/South Coast Ridge Road; The Southern boundary is Los Burros Road (both sides of road)
10 am UPDATE:
Good morning. Please find attached today’s update (also pasted below with .pdf attached), map, and smoke outlook. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Rudy EvensonPublic Information Officer
Los Padres National Forest
Public Information Phone: 831-272-0222
Media Information Phone: 831-272-0221
Incident E-mail: 2020.Dolan@firenet.gov
Incident Website: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7018
Live Virtual Community Meeting Los Padres NF Facebook Page 2PM TODAY
YESTERDAY’S ACTIVITIES: The Dolan Fire is now under Unified Command with Fort Hunter-Liggett. Heavy smoke from fires in Oregon, Washington and California mixed with the marine layer allowed firefighters to engage in burnout operations which primarily contributed to yesterday’s perimeter growth. Burnouts were done along the Nacimiento-Ferguson and Del Venturi Roads and around Fort Hunter-Liggett which were supported by aircraft retardant and water drops. Northern fire lines were tested by Southern winds and held.
Fire activity was minimal overnight due to cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity levels. Two of the firefighters involved in the shelter deployment have been released from the hospital and the third is in stable condition and will be released this week.
TODAY’S ACTIVITIES: On the north side crews will scout for opportunities to secure the fire’s edge down to the North Coast Road. Along the south edge firefighters will continue burnout operations utilizing dozer lines and air support to connect line protecting Prewitt Ridge. Crews will secure structures in Mill Creek and work from Kern Ridge down to Highway 1. Firefighters will clean up and secure the edge around recent firing operations near Hermitage to protect structures and will continue constructing indirect line east of Arroyo Seco and tie back to Lees Canyon to Fort Hunter- Liggett.
Since the beginning of the fire 4 structures have been damaged and 14 destroyed. Damage is assessed daily and crews continue to prioritize structure protection in all communities.
EVACUATIONS: The Monterey County Sheriff’s has Mandatory evacuation orders in Zone B (Lucia), Zone K (S. Coast Ridge Road), Zone L (Corda), Zone J (Prewitt Ridge), Zone 24 , Zone 26, and Zone 27. Evacuation Warning in effect in Zone A (Partington), Zone M (Salmon Cr.), and Zones 31, 30, 29, 25, and 14 A (West). For current evacuation information view the OES interactive map. SCPA Monterey County can assist with rescuing, sheltering, and evacuating animals. Call 831-373-2631 – day; 831-264-5455 – night; www.spcamc.org.
ROAD CLOSURES: HWY 1 is closed from north of Vista Point south to Pacific Valley. Nacimiento-Ferguson Rd is closed to all traffic from Highway 1 to the Fort Hunter-Liggett base boundary line. Los Burros Road, Plaskett Ridge Road, South Coast Ridge Road are closed except to residents. Visit https://roads.dot.ca.gov/
FOREST CLOSURE: Forest Order Number 05-07-51-20-20 remains in effect on the Forest in the vicinity of the fire.
WEATHER: Light winds out of the south are predicted fire with cooler temperatures. Marine layer will moderate fire behavior below 1400ft. Inland could see slightly temperatures and fire activity will be dependent on smoke coverage.
SAFETY: Drones should not be flown when an active fire is present. Drones can impede aircraft operations. When you fly, we can’t! Firefighters are still actively using HWY 1 as a major access point to the fire. Falling rocks and debris continues to be a hazard. Most notably in the area of MP 35 on HWY 1.
8:45 AM— Update from PIO:
“Good morning Kate. I hope you’re doing well! I just checked with Ops. Prewitt is holding. The fire did burn through Nacarubi but there is no reports of any structure lost at this time. Firefighters have done some strategic firing operations to successfully protect structures in the area. The weather is favorable today for continued success – the variable will be whether smoke from fires throughout the state provide some cover to reduce thermal heating.
Fire is currently 111,382 acres and 26% contained.”
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Because of very rapid fire growth over the past several days and nights, evacuation warnings and orders have been changing rapidly. Click here for an interactive map of Monterey County evacuations. To receive emergency notifications regarding evacuations and critical events in Monterey County please sign up for A!ert Monterey County.
On the nights of September 6-7 and 7-8, high temperatures, very dry fuels and wind combined to cause a more than tripling in the size of the fire. It is now over 110,000 acres and has spread south of the Nacimiento-Ferguson Road, and onto US Army property at Fort Hunter Liggitt. The incident management team (PNW2), is now in a unified command with the army, and they are working together on fire fighting efforts on the south and east portions of the fire.
The fire activity along the coast has lessened but there are still areas of active burning, and rocks and other debris continue to fall regularly onto US Highway 1, which remains closed from Gorda to three miles north of Slate Hot springs. For information about state highway closures go to https://roads.dot.ca.gov/.
|Current as of||9/10/2020, 6:23:14 AM|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday August 18th, 2020 approx. 08:15 PM|
|Location||Highway 1(MM 32.20) North of Limekiln State Park, 10 miles South of Big Sur|
|Incident Commander||Rob Allen, PNW Team 2 US Army, Fort Hunter Liggett|
|Coordinates||36.123 latitude, -121.602 longitude|
|Size||94,034 Acres/UPDATE; 111,382 acres|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||26%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday September 28th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Fuels Involved||Chaparral (6 feet)Brush (2 feet)Timber (Grass and Understory)Narrative:The area is surrounded by recent fire scars except to the SE where there is no record of much of that landscape burning since 1999 if not earlier. Recent burn scars (Sobranes) have helped reduce fire spread.In other areas, where shrub growth is recent, the fuels aren’t receptive. Where there are dead fuel components (older, decadent brush) fuels are receptive and are carrying/consuming well.|
|Significant Events||ExtremeShort Crown RunsUphill RunsWind Driven RunsNarrative: The fire burned very actively from the afternoon through the entire evening. It has made crown runs in timber and in lower elevations moved quickly through chaparral driven by wind and spotting up to one-half mile. Fire burned aggressively at all elevations but began to moderate as winds diminished and marine layer influences pushed in as the day went on.|
|Planned Actions||Initiate burn operations on the southern perimeter of the incident. Continued direct and indirect control actions along the eastern and northern perimeters. Continue prep and protection of values at risk. Assess and scout areas of new fire growth for potential direct and indirect opportunities.|
|Projected Incident Activity||12 hours: Shallow Marine layer (1000′) returned today and cooler temperatures combined with smoke from fires to North moderated fire behavior in afternoon. Fire progression slowed with major increases in acreage due to burnouts along southern perimeter and to southerly wind pushes along northern flank.24 hours: South winds subside. Marine influence and cooler temperatures help reduce chances for extreme fire behavior seen at the beginning of the week but flashy fuels are receptive and private lands to north are threatened.48 hours: Marine layer may continue to play role in reducing fire behavior.|
From John Chesnut re above map: “
The Forest Service VIIRS satellite server is still borked, a second source gave up overnight VIIRS satellite points (but they mix all points for the last 24 hours).
A couple of points are outside the Mill Creek basin, and beyond the IR Aircraft line. The software gives High confidence in those two points.
Latitude : 35.980 <br> Longitude : -121.427<br>Date Acquired : 2020-09-10 <br>Time: 10:25UTC<br>Confidence [0-100] : 100<br>Satellite : A
Also from John Chesnut re above: “New overnight IR Aircraft overflight & Show previous IR perimeters