The Tassajara Fire remains at 90% containment. It burned 213 acres since it started on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. The remaining 10% is in an inaccessible area.
Crews begin suppression repair, trash backhaul, patrol and mop-up today. Demobilization began today as well.
The fire will be transitioning to a Type 4 team tomorrow morning at 8am. 2 type II teams will remain with the fire along with 2 helicopters.
Firefighters from all over California have been helping the firefighting effort. Several national forests have provided help to local Los Padres National Forest fire personnel. They include: Klamath National Forest, Sequoia National Forest, Tahoe National Forest and Plumas National Forest. Other local agencies assisting in the suppression effort are Cachauga Fire Protection District, Mid-Coast Fire Brigade and Monterey County Sheriff’s.
No evacuations are in effect. Tassajara Ridge Road will reopen tomorrow.
For public safety, the following trails in the Ventana Wilderness, which are in proximity of the fire area, are not recommended for use at this time:
Marble Peak Trail (4E07) from trailhead at Arroyo Seco to the Junction with Black Cone Trail near Oak and Strawberry Camps.
Pine Ridge Trail (3E06) going west from China Camp to Big Sur and Big Sur to China Camp going east.
Carmel River Trail (3E037)from trailhead at Los Padres Dam to Hiding Camp.
Miller Canyon Trail (3E04) from trailhead at Los Padres to China Camp.
No evacuations are in effect. The Jamesburg-Tassajara Road is open only to residents.
Resources Assigned: Crews - 5, Engines - 3, Helicopters - 5, Dozers - 0, Water Tenders - 1, Total Personnel - 160
|Date of Origin||Wednesday July 17th, 2013 approx. 01:00 PM|
|Location||4 miles west of Arroyo Seco|
|Incident Commander||Jay Enns|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday July 23rd, 2013 approx. 08:00 PM|
Heavy brush, Santa Lucia fir, madron, oaks and grass
Heavy fuels are holding heat in the creek bottom with smoldering logs.
Demobilization begin today. Crews begin suppression repair,trash backhaul, patrol and mop-up. Tassajara Ridge Road will reopen to the public tomorrow.
Transfer of command to a Type 4 team will take place tomorrow at 8am.
Two Type II handcrews will remain with the Type 4 team, along with 2 helicopters. Limited access and terrain continues to hamper full containment. The remaining 10% is in an inaccesible area.
|Wind Conditions||8 mph SE|