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Alisal Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Los Padrers National Forest Supervisor's Office
Phone: 805-448-6487

Alisal Fire Update for Friday, October 22, 2021

Alisal Fire Wildfire
News – 10/22/2021

Yesterday

Firefighters completely secured north, east, south and most of the western edges of the fire. Crews continued monitoring isolated pockets for potential holdover heat and continued suppression repair in areas identified by Resource Advisors.

Today

Fire suppression efforts have transitioned to suppression repair, which are those actions taken to mitigate damages caused by fire suppression to minimize potential soil erosion. Repair includes removing hazard trees and repairing the hand and dozer fire lines, roads, trails, staging areas and drop points. Additionally, crews will backhaul equipment off the line at areas of lowest risk for fire activity to concentrate on suppression repair. A community meeting will be conducted tomorrow specifically for impacted communities.

Weather

Cooler weather and moister conditions are forecasted through the weekend. Gusty northerly winds up to 45 mph are likely by Saturday evening. A strong cold front sweeps through Sunday and Monday, with light rain arriving Sunday and heavier rain falling Sunday evening and Monday. Expect rainfall totals of one to two inches and the potential for minor mud and debris flows.  

Closures

Los Padres National Forest issued a closure of the Santa Barbara Ranger District in the area surrounding the fire. The closure expires Nov. 16, 2021. A map highlighting the closed area is at www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf

Post-Fire Assessment

The U.S. Forest Service’s Burned Area Emergency Responses (BAER) Team and CAL FIRE's Watershed Emergency Response Team (WERT) continue examining burn areas. The teams will identify areas at risk and recommend mitigation measures to prepare for any future flooding, post-fire debris flows and landslides. 

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