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Pine Fire

Unit Information

Los Padres National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Goleta, CA 93117

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Los Padres Announces Campground and Road Openings on the Ojai and Mt. Pinos Ranger Districts

GOLETA, Calif., July 15, 2016…Los Padres National Forest officials today announced campground and road openings on the Ojai and Mt. Pinos Ranger Districts. These areas were closed temporarily due to the Pine Fire.

The following areas will open at noon on Friday, July 15: Grade Valley Road, Reyes Creek Campground, Piedra Blanca Trailhead, Cedar Creek Trail to its junction with Pine Mountain Lodge campsite, Fishbowls Trail.

Areas that will remain closed include:Pine Mountain Road from its junction with Hwy 33 to the Reyes Peak Trail, Reyes Peak Trail, Gene Marshal Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail between Pine Mountain Lodge Campsite and Upper Reyes Creek Campsite

Fire is 93 percent contained, expect 100 percent containment on July 17, 2016. 191 firefighters are still assigned to the incident suppressing any hotspots and improving fire lines.

For more information, please contact the Ojai District Office at (805) 646-4348.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginThursday June 30th, 2016 approx. 08:45 AM
LocationEleven miles north of Ojai in the Sespe Wilderness.
Incident CommanderLos Padres National Forest, Gary Helming, IC Type 3 Organization
Coordinates34.631 latitude, -119.23 longitude

Current Situation

Size2,304 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Chaparral, brush and timber

Significant Events

Minimal smoldering


Planned Actions

Hold and maintain constructed line and mop up where safe. Monitor any open fireline where crews could not complete fireline for safety reasons. Continue trash backhaul and suppression repair. Fireline safety is the priority. Crew and equipment demobilization continues.

Projected Incident Activity

Possible interior activity due to expected north winds and low humidity. Crews will continue to mop up and reinforce fireline where necessary.


July 11, 2016 was the last day for pack stock utilization in backhaul of equipment. Ozena spike camp has been completely closed. Air support needs continue to be minimal as the fire continues to exhibit low fire behavior. A Type 3 organization assumed command on July 13 at 0600. 100 % containment is expected on July 17, 2016.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

High pressure along the Arizona Mexico border will remain stationary through Friday keeping inland areas sunny and warm. Temperatures each day will peak in the 90's across interior valleys and mountains. Some of the hottest areas will see relative humidities in the teens and single digits during the afternoon along with poor overnight recoveries.