The following areas have been downgraded:
All of Tepusquet Canyon, from Santa Maria Mesa Road to Highway 166
All of Colson Canyon, including Blazing Saddles Drive
All of Ruiz Canyon
Buckhorn Canyon Road
Pine Canyon Road
Officials say an evacuation warning means residents may return to their homes, but they should also be prepared to leave if the warning status changes.
Residents returning to these areas are asked to use extreme caution.
Current time: August 16, 2009 - 0:45 PDT
Most Recent Observations at August 16, 2009 - 0:21 PDT
|0:21||Max since Midnight||Min since Midnight||24 Hour Max||24 Hour Min|
|52.0° F||52.0 at 0:21||52.0 at 0:21||85.0 at 13:21||39.0 at 5:21|
|46.0° F||46.0 at 0:21||46.0 at 0:21||51.4 at 19:21||35.2 at 5:21|
|80%||80 at 0:21||80 at 0:21||92 at 7:21||26 at 12:21|
|0 mph||0 at 0:21||0 at 0:21||7 at 19:21||0 at 1:21|
|0 mph||0 at 0:21||0 at 0:21||18 at 19:21||0 at 1:21|
|0.0 W/m*m||0.0 at 0:21||0.0 at 0:21||891.0 at 14:21||0.0 at 1:21|
|51.0° F||51.0 at 0:21||51.0 at 0:21||94.0 at 14:21||38.0 at 5:21|
|55 gm||55 at 0:21||55 at 0:21||55 at 22:21||4 at 17:21|
|12.60 volt||12.60 at 0:21||12.60 at 0:21||13.60 at 9:21||12.50 at 4:2|
|Date of Origin||Saturday August 08th, 2009 approx 02:50 PM|
|Location||21 Miles east of Santa Maria|
|Incident Commander||Pincha - Tulley / Lewin|
Primarily Chaparral with areas of grass and timber.
Burn operations from Buckhorn Ridge to Colson Quarry had favorable winds and were successful through the afternoon. Several interior pockets of unburned fuel exhibited rapid rates of spread.
Significant progress was made from Colson Canyon Quarry north towards Buckhorn Ridge in the Tepesquet Area. Crews continued to hold and mop up along the north portion of the Treplett fuel break by Miranda Pine. Due to the proximity of these communities to the burn out operations, structure protection continued along Foothill Road in Cottonwood, Pine, and Tepusquet Canyons.
Crews will hold and mop up along Sierra Madre Road and the north portion of the Treplett fuel break. Crews will continue construction of direct fire line and burn out along Rattlesnake Canyon east to South Fork Canyon. Construct direct and indirect line from Kelly Canyon north. Provide structure protection along Foothill Road in Cottonwood Canyon, Pine Canyon, and Tepusquet.
A significant portion of the reported increase in acreage was the result of successful bure operations with existing fire perimeters. Evacuation orders are still in place. The one structure destroyed by the La Brea Fire awas the non-operational White Oaks Ranger Station. Fire is being managed under unified command with CAL FIRE and California Interagency Management Team 3.
|Wind Conditions||8-12 (g22) mph NE|