Los Padres National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1980 Old Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93464
Resources assigned to the Dolan Fire are actively engaged with a new start, the Coleman Fire, which is located adjacent to the Dolan Fire on the Los Padres National Forest and Fort Hunter-Liggett Army base. Numerous resources have been ordered to assist with the suppression effort including use of airtankers and heavy helicopters. The Eastern Area Incident Management Team has been delegated authority for suppression of the Coleman Fire.
Today crews will continue with suppression repair across the fire with a focus on the south and south west portions of the fire. Patrols will continue around the perimeter looking for hot spots and smoke. Repair work will continue around the Merle Ranch. Suppression repair and fireline rehab are being done with the goal of ensuring visitor safety once the Monterey District reopens to the public. Assessment and chipping operations continue along the Nacimiento-Ferguson Road.