Trust me, I get the irony of posting the severe fire restrictions by the Unites States Forest Service for Los Padres National Forest yesterday , and then Cal Fire sending this prescribed burn notice and my publishing it today. At 6800 acres, this will be a big one, and the smoke will be visible in many areas.
There are two noticed controlled burns today. One is on FHL, the other is on the Hearst Ranch. This last one is to be quite large, 1400 acres I think the notice said. Sorry, I forgot to post it yesterday. Here is a photo by Anni Agren taken today down toward the Hearst Ranch.
Note: There are still NO campfires allowed in the dispersed camping sites – only in developed campgrounds (I.e. where you pay a fee to camp.)
So far, we have received almost double what was called for, so look for issues on the roads – rocks, etc. Compare these two – first, rain predicted, and second, rain received.
I miss these Thanksgivings in Jo-anne’s garage, and the people who have since moved away…I am thankful for you all and count my blessings that you are in my life. I am thankful for all the friends I have met through this blog for the last 10 years, and for what we have shared together – happy and painful. We have a wonderful community of Big Surians now spread over a great distance from Thailand to Switzerland and beyond. We are family.
It is not stopping any time soon, so road is closed at Ragged Point. Cones out at Slide.
|25 PM||6|| WILL PUT UP BARRICADES ACROSS THE SO EMG VEH WILL BE ABLE TO PASS IF NEEDED|
|5:19 PM||5|| 12 1097 W/WILLOWSPRING SUPERVISOR|
|5:13 PM||4|| 1039 CLTRNS|
|5:08 PM||3|| A27-012 STOPPING TO PUT OUT ADDITIONAL CONES AT ALDER POINT / SLIDES NOT STOPPING ANYTIME SOON /WINDAND RAIN MOVING INLAND|
|4:45 PM||2|| 1039 WILLOW SPRINGS SCOTT PRYOR- SUPERVISOR 831-206-5397// NA LEFT VM – CALLED 805-459-7461// NA LEFT VM|
|4:37 PM||1|| ACTIVE SLIDE JNO WILLOW CREEK BRDG|
None today. I am taking the day off to start preparations for my Thanksgiving Dinner and yesterday I had to shop for same.
New Big Sur Fire Chief.
As the Big Sur Fire Board of Directors has decided to implement their succession plan please join me in welcoming Deputy Chief Matt Harris when he assumes the position of Chief on January 1, 2019.
I have so appreciated all of your help, friendship and support over the years, in particular after the devastating Pfeiffer Fire.
I know you all will be equally supportive of Matt going forward and he will make an excellent Chief!
After 42 years in EMS, 14 with the American Red Cross Big Sur Ambulance and almost 28 with Big Sur Fire, wearing a pager and being on call 24/7, I will now see how “normal” people live. You may no longer even recognize me without driving my white Big Sur Fire truck, and yes Nadine, I will now wear another color besides blue!