Update 6:45 AM 8/19/16
Soberanes Fire grew overnight: Now 81,396 acres – 60% contained
Personnel now at 2,690.
CAL FIRE and the United States Forest Service, Los Padres National Forest remain in unified command.
Tactical firing operations have been successful in defending the community of Big Sur. Hwy 1 is now open in both directions.
Pre-planning continues to mitigate potential future threat. Fire continues to burn in steep, rugged and inaccessible terrain. A State of Emergency has been declared by the Governor. Cause of the Soberanes Fire was an illegal campfire. Anyone with information is asked to call the CAL FIRE Tip Line at: (800) 468-4408.