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Monday, August 3, 2015

CA-LPF Chorro Fire, CA-LPF-2288, Los Padres National Forest, Ventura County

Chorro Fire, CA-LPF-2288, Ventura County

Wildfire just off Highway 33 and Chorro Grande Canyon in the Los Padres National forest

Updates as available:

08/05/2015 0800: 282 acres, brush, 90% contained
Central Coast Interagency IMT (Nunez)
Pine Ridge Rd, Oak Campground, Chorro Grande Trail, Potrero John Camp and Trail,
G Marshall from Bear Trap to Reyes Creek Camp, and Boulder Creek Trail remain closed.
Incident is planned to transition back to a local Type 3 organization 08/06/2015 at 0600.

08/03/2015 0800: 282 acres, brush, 75% contained
Hwy 33 will reopen today at 0800.
Reyes Creek Campground and Chorro Grande Trail remain closed.


08/03/2015 0800: 282 acres, brush, 70% contained
Reyes Creek Campground evacuated by Ventura County Sherriff's Department.
Due to rugged terrain and active spotting, continued threat to firefighting resources.
Burning near Matilija Resources.

Acres decreased after a recon flight.

08/03/2015 0800: 500 acres, brush, 15% contained
Reyes Creek Campground evacuated by Ventura County Sherriff's Department.
Due to rugged terrain and active spotting, continued threat to firefighting resources.
Burning near Matilija Resources.

08/02/2015 2000: 200 acres, Nunez IMT2 team has been activated.

08/02/2015 1700: 200 acres, OSCC requesting air tanker change to T-911 VLAT

08/02/2015 1430: Per Battalion 2, 75 acres, RROS, no struct threatened at this time. AA410 ordering 2 additional Air tankers reports 50-75 acres

Location: Highway 33 x Chorro Grande Canyon, North of Ojai

IA Acres: 15
IA ROS: Rapid
IA ROC: Heavy timber in area of lightning strikes.
Structure threats: Yes
Special Hazards: Heavy Timber
IA Resources: AA410, s-2s Tankers requested, total of 10 AT's requested.
Online Scanner: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/ctid/238
WildWeb: http://www.wildcad.net/WCCALPF.htm

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