Dolan/Coleman Fires, 10/23/20

Friday, October 23, 2020 9:00 AM
Los Padres National Forest
DOLAN INCIDENT STATISTICS Start date: August 18, 2020
Size: Approximately 124,924 acres Percent Contained: 98%
Cause: Under Investigation Resources Assigned: 208 personnel
• Engines: 2
• Handcrews: 3
• Helicopters: 1
• Dozers: 3
• Excavators 6
COLEMAN INCIDENT STATISTICS Start date: October 18, 2020
Size: Approximately 574 acres Percent Contained: 20%
Cause: Under Investigation Resources Assigned: 185 personnel
• Engines: 6
• Handcrews: 7
• Helicopters: 5
• Dozers: 4
• Water Tenders 2
There are no mandatory evacuations in effect for any portions of the Dolan or Coleman Fires.
• 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).
A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place above the Coleman and Dolan fire area.
Wildfires are a No Drone Zone. Visit Know Before You Fly:
Coleman Fire
Handcrews will continue to go direct with handline in order to increase containment on the fire. Helicopters remain committed to the fire and will conduct water bucket drops as needed. The remaining perimeter of the fire will be assessed to see where additional dozer work and handline can be safely completed to increase containment.
Dolan Fire
The last of the suppression repair work along Highway 1 is expected to be complete today. Two excavators continue to repair line around Cone Peak while another two conduct suppression work repair in the area of Arroyo Secco.
Coleman Fire
Light winds made for little fire growth yesterday. Handcrews continued to build handline resulting in an increase in the fires containment.
Dolan Fire
Repair work around the Merrel Ranch was completed yesterday. Work around the Cone Peak area was slow due to steep terrain.
Temperatures will remain in the 70s to low 80s over most of the fire area. Light winds will shift from the southeast to southwest, with gusts only reaching 10 mph. Humidites continue to increase, resulting in very light fire behavior.
The Coleman fire started at approximately 1200 pm on October 18, 2020, and is estimated at 574 acres with 20% 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.
Inciweb:, search “Dolan”
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