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Rey Fire

Unit Information

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

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Current Situation: Yesterday fire crews constructed direct line on the remaining uncontained fireline on the north side of the fire. These efforts increased the overall containment to 96 percent.

Today crews will focus their efforts on the remaining suppression repair, mop-up and patrolling, making sure that the fire perimeter is secure and suppressing hot spots.

Fire suppression repair is almost completed. Crews have completed approximately 99 percent of suppression repair; 46 miles of road that was used as fireline has been repaired, along with 44 miles of dozer line, 20 miles of handline, 2.4 miles of chipping and .1 miles of fencing has been repaired.

The command of the Rey Fire transfered from CIIMT1 (McGowan) to the Los Padres National Forest (Domingues) at 6 p.m. today. Several crews and a helicopter will still be patrolling and watching for hot spots near the firelines under the command of the new Incident Commander. Residents and visitors should expect to see smoke coming from the interior of the fire area for the next couple of weeks as these crews continue patrol and suppression efforts on the Rey Fire.

Fire Weather: A low pressure system has moved into the area bringing cooler weather. Today’s temperatures will be in the high 80s, winds will be out of the west 3-6 mph with gusts up to 14 mph.

Road Closures: All Santa Barbara County roads closures associated with the Rey Fire have been lifted.

Forest Closure: The Forest Closure Order No. 05-07-54-16-14 for the fire area is still in effect and can be found on the Los Padres National Forest website. It includes portions of the San Rafael and Dick Smith Wildernesses.

Campground Information: please call 805-967-3481 or call Rocky Mountain Recreation Company (camphost) at 805-967-8766.

Fire Restrictions: The Los Padres National Forest is in Level Four fire restrictions. No wood or charcoal campfires, use of gas stoves only in designated campgrounds, and no target shooting, smoking or fireworks.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginThursday August 18th, 2016 approx. 03:15 PM
LocationNear White Rock Day Use Picnic Area
Incident CommanderPete Nelson, Type 5
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates34.546 latitude, -119.805 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel25
Size33,606 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateThursday September 15th, 2016 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Grass, Brush, Oak Canopy

Significant Events

The fire reached 100% containment on September 15, 2016.


Planned Actions

Suppression repair and monitor

Projected Incident Activity

No significant fire growth is expected.


Suppression repair is holding at 99.4%