Fires in SLO Co & Santa Cruz Co – Alamo Fire

6 pm – I have a fire in CV on Chamisal Pass I need to follow, so won’t be doing but maybe one more update tonight on this one. Also following the Tower Fire on Cuesta Grade.

5:30 pm –

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Smoke from the Alamo Fire seen from above Friday afternoon. (San Luis Obispo City Fire Department photo)

4:30 pm – Alamo is up to 3,000, a gain of 2500 acres in 1/2 an hour. mandatory evac for Blazing Saddles Road underway

4 pm – Santa Cruz fire stopped at 2 acres, but the Alamo Fire went nuclear and doubled in less than an hour.

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Flames from the Alamo Fire are visible from the Santa Maria Mesa area. (Janene Scully / Noozhawk photo)

3:00 pm  – The fire in SLO Co started yesterday and is called Alamo Fire. It is 250 acres, but with 1/4 mile spotting and a dangerous rate of spread and looks to be blowing up at this hour. 7 hours ago, it was basically a done deal, they thought. Now it is anything but. It is off of EB SR 166 near Alamo Creek. It is currently burning in both SLO Co. and SB Co.

#AlamoIC (update) incident commander ordering evacuations for the Tepusquet Blazzing Saddles area. Orders being given by Santa Barbara Cnty

Winds caused it to jump the lines, it has crossed hwy 166.

This is from the roof of the Santa Maria PD this afternoon:

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And in Santa Cruz, a fire started out by the Golf Course about an hour ago. Here is what CHP posted.

2:49 PM 16 [32] ***UPPER PARK AT BRANICORTE AND UPPER PARK AT ARMORY ARE CLOSED DOWN BY SCRZ PD
2:15 PM 15 [9] B26-015 FIRE APPEARS JNO GOLF OCURSE / FIRE STAGING IN GOLF COURSE
2:11 PM 14 [26] [Appended, 14:23:15] [16] [Appended, 14:11:44] [4] PER RP MAY BE ASSOC W/ DE LAVEAGA FIRE – NETCOM ADVSD RP FIRE IS SPREADING RAPIDLY
2:11 PM 13 [25] [Appended, 14:23:15] [15] [Appended, 14:11:44] [3] RP ADV THIS MAY BE ASSOC W/ DE LAVEAGA PARK FIRE RP UNSURE
2:10 PM 12 [23] [Appended, 14:23:15] [13] [Appended, 14:11:44] [1] RP SEES COLUMN OF SMOKE FM NEW BRIGHTON BEACH NORHT TWRDS APTS OF NEW BRIGHTON BEACDH
2:08 PM 11 [8] PER RP THIS IS SEPERATE FM DE LAVEAGA FIRE
2:07 PM 10 [7] B26-015 24 / NUMEROUS FIRE ENGINES
2:07 PM 9 [20] [Appended, 14:23:15] [8] [Appended, 14:08:34] [4] RP ADV FIRE IS VISIBLE FM WATER ST
2:07 PM 8 [19] [Appended, 14:23:15] [7] [Appended, 14:08:34] [3] NETCOM ADV WILDLAND FIRE IS ONGOING
2:07 PM 7 [18] [Appended, 14:23:15] [6] [Appended, 14:08:34] [2] SMOKE SEEN FM HILLS NEAR DE LAVEAGA PARK
2:06 PM 6 [17] [Appended, 14:23:15] [5] [Appended, 14:08:34] [1] FIRE NEAR DE LA VEAGA PARK
2:04 PM 5 [5] FIRE IS 400 YARDS FM RP’S HOUSE
2:03 PM 4 [16] [Appended, 14:23:15] [10] [Appended, 14:09:47] [1] TRANS TO NET COM
2:03 PM 3 [3] RP SEES LRG AMT OF GRY/WHI SMOKE
2:02 PM 2 [1] FIRE IN SCZ MOUNTAINS
2:00 PM 1 [13] [Appended, 14:23:15] [1] BLK SMOKE SEEN