Campfire left unattended…

Brendon shot a video this last weekend. Unfortunately, it is shot sidewise, and there is a black out section when he put the camera down, and lots of f**ks, but he found an unattended campfire.  He was on his way down to the coast, and was down there about 4 hours. When he came back, these campers were just returning, and one of the guys completely denied that they left a burning campfire unattended, but did admit he didn’t touch it. I wish he had gotten a video of them coming back to their campsite.

Look at the smoke coming off that fire as Brendon uses their water to put out their fire. There wasn’t enough water, so he went to another camper to grab more water. Completely unattended for 4 hours. Un-f***ing-real.

Summer unofficially kicks off this Memorial Day weekend. Be extra vigilant. Be polite but firm, unless it involves fire. Then you have permission to get in their face.


Fire Season in MoCo is off and running, 4/26/18

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
San Benito-Monterey Unit
Duty Information Officer DATE: April 26, 2018
Vegetation Fire near Parkfield (Monterey County)
Parkfield, CA – At approximately 2:00 p.m. this afternoon CAL FIRE responded to a vegetation fire near the intersection of Slacks Canyon Road and Vineyard Canyon Road, about 5 miles northwest of Parkfield (Monterey County). CAL FIRE responded with a Battalion Chief, a helicopter, four fire engines, a hand crew and a fire investigator.
On arrival, firefighters found a burn pile that had escaped into surrounding vegetation. The fire was contained at 2:42 p.m. at 2 acres, but due to heavy mop- up of the fire, it was not controlled until 6:21 p.m.
CAL FIRE wants to remind the public that as we approach the end of the authorized burning period, wildland fire fuels become more receptive to ignition. Greater care and judgement must be exercised when conducting controlled burns. An escaped control burn could result in criminal charges and/or suppression cost recovery.
Who: What: When:
Vegetation Fire, 2 acres
April 26, 2018; Dispatched: 2:00 p.m.; Contained: 2:42 p.m.; Controlled: 6:21 p.m.
Slacks Canyon Road and Vineyard Road (Monterey County)