Willow Fire Update, 6/28/21

This will probably be the last update, unless something unusual happens, as the fire is 73% contained.

Email: willowfirepio@gmail.com

Incident Information: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7549/ 

Social Media: Twitter: @LosPadresNF   Facebook: @Los Padres National Forest 

Los Padres National Forest: www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf

Fire Information Phone: (831) 244-3205 Hours: 8am-6pm


Command: Los Padres National Forest, Monterey County Sheriff’s Office and CIIMT 11

Additional Cooperating and Assisting Organizations: CAL Fire, California Highway Patrol, Big Sur Fire Department, Cachagua Fire Protection District, Bureau of Land Management, CalTrans, Monterey Office of Emergency Services (OES)

Start Date: 06/17/2021Location: Los Padres National Forest,Monterey County, CAResidences Threatened: 0         Residences Damaged: 0Mixed Commercial/Residential threatened: 0Size: 2,877 acresPercent containment: 73%Cause: Under InvestigationResidences Destroyed: 0Personnel on the Incident: 251


Today will be the last operational period for California Interagency Incident Management Team 11 (CIIMT 11) to manage the fire. Effective 6:00 p.m. tonight, Team 11 will transition out of the management role and hand the Willow Fire incident back to Los Padres National Forest. At 6:00 p.m.the fire information phone line and email address will be out of service. For questions, please call Los Padres District office at:

(831) 242-0619 between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Moderate wind is predicted, and the weather is expected to be hot and dry. It is anticipated the fire will stay within its current footprint, and containment is expected to continually increase as firefighters continue to patrol the fire line. Firefighters continue to extinguish individual hot spots and suppression repair continues along the contingency fire control lines.


Forest Order Number 05-07-51-21-08 – WILLOW FIRE AREA, ROAD AND TRAIL CLOSURE.

This Order is in effect June 24, 2021 until July 23, 2021. The Forest Order may be viewed at Los Padres National Forest – Alerts & Notices (usda.gov)

Effective 6:00 p.m. today, all evacuation Warnings and Orders for the Willow Fire incident will be lifted with the exception of forest closure areas identified in Forest Order Number 05-07-52-21-08. The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office and Los Padres National Forest will also be out of unified command at this time.

Evacuation map: https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/administrative-office/office-of-emergency-services/response/2021-wildfires

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