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Rey Fire Final Update 09_01

Incident: Rey Fire Wildfire
Released: 9/1/2016


September 1, 2016, 8:00 AM

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Start Date: August 18, 2016

Size: 32,606 acres

Containment: 96%

Injuries: 2

Estimated Containment Date: 9/5/2016

Total Personnel Assigned: 224

Cause: Under Investigation

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 will transfer 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 will be lifted at 2 p.m. today.

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

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.


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Los Padres National Forest
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Goleta, CA 93117

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