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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

CA-BEU Metz Fire - Monterey County Wildfire

Metz Fire - Monterey County wildfire - CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit

 CAL FIRE spokesman Daniel Berlant said that the growth slowed after sundown Sunday.
The blaze broke out at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday and had burned just 800 acres in its first two hours but then surged to nearly 3,876 acres amid strong winds, as of 8 a.m. Monday.
The fire is burning near Soledad in Monterey County between the Salinas River and Pinnacles National Park.
Monterey County wildfire (May 22, 2016)
Credit: KSBW

Location: Metz Rd & Blue Jay Ln, southeast of Soledad, Monterey County.
Date/Time Started: May 22, 2016 3:27 pm
Updates: 

5-23-16 1900: 3,876 acres - 70% contained

Estimated - Containment: May 25, 2016
Total Fire Personnel: 102
Total Fire Engines: 10
Total Fire crews: 4
Total Water Tenders: 1
Conditions: A passing disturbance will maintain a cool and unstable air-mass over the region. Below average temperatures will assist in containment efforts. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon and evening.
5-22-16 0900:  3,876 acres; 50% contained Fire did not spread overnight.

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