Los Padres National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1980 Old Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93464
Willow Fire Public Information Officer
Hours: 8:-00am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri (media and public calls)
Los Padres National Forest completed its post-fire assessment for emergency stabilization measures and actions on National Forest System (NFS) lands burned by the Willow Fire. The emergency treatments and activities are designed to decrease possible impacts to critical values from the burned area such as: life and safety, property, critical natural resources, and cultural resources.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday June 17th, 2021 approx. 08:00 PM|
|Location||Arroyo Seco Recreational Area, Tassajara Hot Springs, Ventana Wilderness|
|Incident Commander||IC Christopher Holloway - US Forest Service|
|Coordinates||36.207 latitude, -121.56 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday July 11th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
Chaparral (6 feet), Brush (2 feet), Tall grass (2.5 feet)
Small isolated islands within the fire perimeter continue to hold small pockets of smoldering and creeping fire.
Crews will continue to access the fire perimeter cold trailing and improving direct control lines.
|Projected Incident Activity|
No fire spread is expected.
Evacuation warnings have been lifted at 1800 hours around Arroyo Seco Recreation area and the Tassajara Hotsprings. The incident has transitioned to a local type 3 organization and is no longer in unified command with Monterey County Sheriffs.
A flattening ridge of high pressure will result in seasonal temperatures and a return of deeper marine air over the lower elevations of the fire through the forecast period. Expect gradually improving overnight RH recoveries as the marine layer thickens into midweek. Diurnal, terrain driven winds will continue to prevail over the lower elevations of the fire with a return of southwesterly flow over the higher elevations and ridgetops.