Big Creek Fire/Santa Cruz

Midnight-thirty, and last post of the evening. Per SO 2000+ acres and moving towards davenport. XMY 2175A Enroute from Monterey County Code 3 (Type 1 ST) to Scotts Valley Fire Station #1. 11:59pm. Depts, Presido, Marina,Salinas Rural, Salinas,North County. STL North County. [ed note: Code 3 is lights AND sirens, so we are in critical mode here]
Despite that, I must get some sleep, knowing when I wake up, this will be a whole ‘nuther critter.

11:00 pm Extreme Fire Behavior. Name changed from Lockheed to Big Creek Fire, so the title of my post did, as well. Not the Big Sur Big Creek, the Santa Cruz Big Creek. This fire is moving so fast it is hard to keep up with it. Lots of resources ordered for tomorrow morning.

Raw footage here

10:30 pm = Reverse 911 calls going out. S/Ts being called in for structure protection. Anticipated the fire, which is over 1000 acres now will hit Swanton Rd. by about 11:30 pm and confirmed, heading toward Davenport.

10:00 pm – Recon is suggesting that if this keeps up its sw push, it is heading toward Davenport on Highway One.

9:30 pm – and from wildlandfire: “Per IC fire has doubled in size 60-80 ac wind on it with some crowning, potential for 300-400 ac. Fuels in this area large redwood, brush, and grass.”

8:30 pm – Oh, damn, another fire. I have NOT confirmed the information yet, but so far, it is being reported at 40 + acres, 40 mile an hour winds at summit, two structures burned. I’ll look for additional info. Scanner is indicating 30 acres, and sounding positive re controlling fire. Let’s hope this one is contained tonight. Resources are scattered.