Controlled burn on Ft. H-L escapes

11:00 pm – per WLF: “This was a control burn that escaped. There was a S/T 9340C from SLU training when it occured.

As of 2030hrs, fire was reported at 50 Acres and 40% contained.

Correct spelling for this incident is Los Bueyes.”

9:30 pm – as of this time, these are the resources assigned to this fire: LPF resources Assigned to this fire are
BC-11, 12
Eng: 16, 19, 31, 35, 37
Crew 3 Arroyo Grande IHC, 4 Los Padres IHC
Heli-527, 528, 530
PT-19, 38

These are LPF resources only. Not Ft. H-L or Cal-Fire, which are both also on scene. What this tells me, and this is just intelligent guess work on my part, is that this fire is in or moving toward the LPNF. Based on the smoke drift shot I posted earlier, I would venture to speculate that the fire is moving in a westwardly direction. This one is going to bear watching over the next few days.

7:45 pm – Boillos Fire smoke drift from my front door. This is shot facing south, and Ft. Hunter-Liggett is to the left, or east in this photo.

6:45 pm – took a quick trip out back to South Coast Ridge Rd. and in the short amount of time I was gone, the visible smoke from my place markedly increased. The photo I am posting was before the increase in smoke. BTW, all of that grey dark stuff is smoke. It is clear blue skies in all the other directions.

5:30 – two more helios assigned, bring it up to 4 AA and 4 Hs.

4:45 pm – two more AA sent. This is the approximate location on base:

And here is a zoomed out version. The blue push pin is my location, about 6 miles due west of the fire.

3:45 pm – Controlled burn on Ft. Hunter-Liggett started at 10 am this morning appears to have escaped around 2:15 pm, per LPF WildCAD. I have been hearing and seeing planes overhead about an hour or two ago, about the time that LPF WildCAD reports the incident as Los Boillos Wildfire. Trying to get more information as to size and direction. I can see a lot of smoke from here, but no column. I may have to go out back to look. wildlandfire is reporting: “Aircraft in route from Paso.
75 acres in heavy brush.
Eratic fire behavior”

There are two AA tankers on scene and a helo. Neither LPNF office in King City nor the Ft. H-L PIO know anything at this time. Ft. H-L PIO is investigating and getting back to me with direction and ROS.

PIO for Ft. H-L called back and informed me it is still quite a ways away from me, but had no size or ROS or direction of spread to share. It is in training area 19.

So far, this year, these fires are being attacked early and agressively, and it may be out before I go to bed. Hoping, anyway.

I just investigated a wildfire a couple miles south of Gorda, but that one has been controlled.