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Willow Fire

Unit Information

Los Padres National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1980 Old Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93464

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Incident Contact

Willow Fire Public Information Officer
Phone: 831-242-0619
Hours: 8:-00am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri (media and public calls)

Highlighted Activity

08/16/2021 Willow Post-Fire BAER Assessment Report Completed
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...
News - 08/16/2021
Willow Fire early evening June 18, 2021Image options: [ Full Size ]

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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginThursday June 17th, 2021 approx. 08:00 PM
LocationArroyo Seco Recreational Area, Tassajara Hot Springs, Ventana Wilderness
Incident CommanderIC Christopher Holloway - US Forest Service
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates36.207 latitude, -121.56 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel7
Size2,877 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSunday July 11th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Chaparral (6 feet), Brush (2 feet), Tall grass (2.5 feet)

Significant Events

Small isolated islands within the fire perimeter continue to hold small pockets of smoldering and creeping fire.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Crews will continue to access the fire perimeter cold trailing and improving direct control lines.

Projected Incident Activity

No fire spread is expected.

Remarks

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.