Resources assigned to the Dolan Fire are actively engaged with a new start, the Coleman Fire, which is located adjacent to the Dolan Fire on the Los Padres National Forest and Fort Hunter- Liggett Army base. Numerous resources have been ordered to assist with the suppression effort including use of airtankers and heavy helicopters. The Eastern Area Incident Management Team has been delegated authority for suppression of the Coleman Fire.
Today crews will continue with suppression repair across the fire with a focus on the south and south west portions of the fire. Patrols will continue around the perimeter looking for hot spots and smoke. Repair work will continue around the Merle Ranch. Suppression repair and fireline rehab are being done with the goal of ensuring visitor safety once the Monterey District reopens to the public. Assessment and chipping operations continue along the Nacimiento-Ferguson Road.
Crews made significant progress on suppression repair work along the far northwest corner of the fire, and also on the west side along Highway 1 going south toward Hermitage. Work continued along the south side of the fire perimeter as well as interior areas and near Arroyo Synco to make needed repairs. No additional smoke was reported in the Limekiln Drainage area.
In the afternoon, fire crews from the Dolan Fire assisted the Los Padres National Forest and Fort Hunter Liggett in initial attack of the Coleman Fire. This included significant commitment of aviation resources to slow the fires spread .
A gradual and modest cooling trend will continue through the beginning of the week and humidity will increase slightly. Overall warm and dry conditions will persist with winds remaining light.
The Coleman fire started at approximately 1200 on October 18, 2020, and is estimated at 500 acres with 0% containment.
The Dolan Fire started on August 18, 2020 on the Monterey Ranger District of the Los Padres National Forest. The fire has grown to 124,924 acres and is 98% contained. The Monterey Ranger District remains under a Closure Order for visitor and firefighter safety. The Nacimiento-Fergusson Road remains closed.
DOLAN FIRE UPDATE
Sunday October 19 2020
,, 9:00 AM
Los Padres National Forest
DOLAN INCIDENT STATISTICS
Location of Origin: Monterey Ranger District, Los Padres National Forest Start date: August 18, 2020
Size: Approximately 124,924 acres Percent Contained: 98%
Cause: Under Investigation Resources Assigned: 249 personnel
• Engines: 16
• Handcrews: 2
• Helicopters: 1
• Dozers: 6
• Water tenders: 5
• The Monterey Ranger District of the Los Padres NF remains closed under Closure Order Forest Order Number 05-07-51-20-22.
• Nacimiento-Ferguson RD is closed to all traffic (public and residential) from Highway 1 to the Fort Hunter Liggett base boundary line (16 miles inland).
Wildfires are a No Drone Zone. Visit Know Before You Fly: http://knowbeforeyoufly.org.
California Highway Patrol California State Parks
Monterey County Sheriff’s Office Monterey County OES
Big Sur Volunteers
Ventana Wilderness Alliance Esselan and Salinan Tribes Fort Hunter Liggett
California Conservation Corps
Inciweb: inciweb.nwcg.gov, search “Dolan”
Twitter: @LosPadresNF/ Facebook: @lospadresnationalforest Fire Information: 831-244-3762 (8 am to 6 pm daily) Email: email@example.com
Coleman Fire is the red circle on the right off the Dolan Fire.