• Soberness Fire reaches 30 -day milepost

    At 6:45 this morning, Cal Fire announced that the Soberness fire had grown to 87,316 acres and is 60% contained. There are no new structures involved and no new injuries. Evacuation orders remain the same. Personnel fighting the fire now stand at 1,988 on this, the 30th day of the fire.
    “The fire continues to slowly burn interior islands with heavier fuels within the Ventana Wilderness portions of the fire. No movement outside the fireline is expected in this area. Crews continue to patrol and extinguish hot spots with their primary focus on suppression repair.
    “On the east side, the fire advanced towards Miller Mountain and Ventana Cone. Firefighters continue to prepare and reinforce contingency lines from the Los Padres Reservoir to Chews Ridge.
    “Near the Big Sur area, no firing operations occured yesterday but may occur today if conditions are favorable.”
    Want to donate? Donation Collection Center: Big Sur State Park Multi-Agency Building
    47555 HWY 1 Big Sur CA 93920
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    Phone Number: (831) 667-2315

    posted to Cedar Street Times on August 23, 2016

    Topics: Front PG News

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