Containment on the fire remains at 98%, however the remaining fire line along the northern perimeter has not been active. Access to this area still remains very difficult due to the steep terrain and lack of roads. Chipper crews made progress in clearing the Nacimiento-Ferguson Road. Fire crews also worked along the Arroyo Seco Road mopping up hot spots and working to open roads as quickly as possible. A Suppression Repair group was established to begin the task of repairing burned areas by clearing ash accumulations in erosion zones, and performing road repair. This crew began work on the 20S05 Road north of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Repairs were also made to fencing at the Merle Ranch today to help contain the remaining livestock.
High temperatures today will be between 88 to 94 degrees across the inland valleys with low relative humidity. Temperatures along the coast will be in the mid to upper 60s in the afternoon. The marine layer will continue in the evening and should limit fire activity on the western fire area, and in the lower portions of the Limekiln and Mill Creek drainages. The forecast earlier in the week suggested a chance for precipitation in the Central California area, however the forecast has changed with a much lower chance of measurable precipitation.