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)
The weather is expected to be hotter and dryer through the remainder of the weekend. Winds should remain moderate, and the fire is not expected to increase in size during this time. Firefighters continue to extinguish individual hot spots and remain prepared to assist in initial attack on any new fire starts. Suppression repair continues along the contingency fire control lines (away from the fire’s edge) that were constructed earlier during the fire. Suppression repair consists of actions taken to repair damages and minimize potential soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression activities.
As this critical work continues, firefighting resources no longer needed to meet the fire suppression objectives are being slowly released back to their home units or being reassigned to other fires.
|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.