Stoney Valley Wildfire (Peanut Wildfire)

Yesterday, I was busy, but I kept noticing what I thought might be smoke, and then last night, I thought I smelled it. I convinced myself it was really just clouds and fog, and the smell was my imagination. Then, this morning, at 2:30 am, I found myself awake, and listening to several very low flying planes, and so began to check my usual internet sites. Bingo. From yesterday: (don’t know that planes are connected, but at least they got me looking.)

“06/11/2015 12:16 FHL-1570

PF (1502)

P5ENOG 0507 Mutual Aid

PFJR83 1502 Additional Forest Resources. PEANUT Wildfire Naciemento Ferguson Road at Stony Valley . BC11LPF CRW4LPF CRW528LPF E15LPF 4X4 E17LPF E18LPF E319LPF E335LPF PAT17LPF Q (IC) SEXTON, BRIAN Effective 06/11/2015 Grass 700 (acres)”

And then a bit later, on wildlandfire: “Sounds like they’re going to do a large burn show to tie it in. 3000 acres is AFTER they burn.”

Wildfire on FHL

From South Ops and New and Notes this evening:
2,500 acres, 25% contained.
Fire is spreading and continues to shift with weather patterns.
Fire made many rapid runs in north at an east facing aspect with multiple spotting.
Threat to private residence north at Pulman Canyon approx. 1 mile away on Avala Rd.
Evacuated radar site and military training areas off of Del Venturi Rd.

Update from a ff: “UPDATE as of 4:30 p.m.: the burned area has grown to 2,500 acres with no containment. About 200 firefighters are on the scene, from CalFire, the U.S. Forest Service, and others from across the region. No roads are closed or threatened at this time. Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to Highway 1 and the coast is open and should be clear of smoke as it is upwind.”

smoke drifting to north, visible in Chachagua. Beginning to see smoke from here, but I have a friend spotting for me from east of the fire, and he will notify me if the wind changes direction.

4 pm update – It is up to 1100 acres. SLO cty sending strike team 9341G that has B 3414, engs. 3461, 3472, 3465, 3466, an 3480 to the Ligg

Don’t have too many details. Fire on FHL in the Milpitas Shower Point area, and/or Mission CreekArea. It was reported to me about 11:45 am. Around 2:30, a LPF unit was dispatched to the Mission Fire on Mission Creek Rd. these two areas are very close together, so chances are they are the same incident. I’ll keep eye and ear out over this one, as FHL, as well as many other stations have engines up on the Rim fire near Yosemite, which grew 37k+ acres overnight last night. It is a nightmare.

BTW, can’t see any smoke from here, so can’t be too big.

This is what WildCAD says:

08/22/2013 11:24 FHL-2679
PFHW41 (1502) MISSION Wildfire Milpiltas Rd. and Mission Creek Rd. . BC11LPF CRW7LPF E15LPF 4X4 E16LPF 4X4 E18LPF E2565AZ E37AZ E43LPF E563AZ . . 100 acres.