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Rey Fire Update

By Joyce Reed
Aug 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM

August 26, 2016, 8:00 AM
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Public information: 805-364-2738

Start Date: August 18, 2016

Size: 33,006 acres

Containment: 39%

Injuries: 1 

Estimated Containment Date: 8/31/2016

Total Personnel Assigned: 1976

Cause: Under Investigation

Current Situation: Last night the fire was active in the upper Mono drainage and Ogilvy Ranch area until approximately 3 a.m. when the marine layer settled in. Fire crews made good progress improving the road system along Camuesa Road and prep work along Pendola jeep trail.

Today crews will continue to construct line directly on the fire’s perimeter along the eastern flank; while improving the P-Bar and Pendola contingency lines. Crews will continue to patrol the west end of the fire and begin fire suppression repair efforts.

Fire Weather: Cooler temperatures are expected today with increasing temperature forecasted for the weekend. West winds will pick up after the marine layer clears with gusts up to 18 mph.

Air Quality: For the latest smoke forecast

Evacuations & Closures: Effective as of 6 p.m. last night, people who live or work off of Paradise Road will be allowed to return to the area. The road will remain closed to the public, campers, and anyone not affiliated
with the suppression actions to provide for firefighter and public safety. Law Enforcement will be checking ID’s so that only residents or employees will be allowed in. All additional road closures, including East Camino Cielo as well as Painted Cave Road, are still in effect. Highway 154 is open to traffic.

For more information about the Rey Fire, call (805) 364-2738. Large animal evacuation assistance can be found by calling (805) 681-4332.

Forest Closure: A closure order went into effect today for portions of the forest in and around the Rey Fire perimeter and portions of the Dick Smith Wilderness and San Rafael Wilderness. The entire Forest Order No.
05-07-54-16-14 can be found on the Los Padres National Forest website.

Fire Restrictions: The Los Padres National Forest raised fire restriction to Level Four which includes no wood and charcoal campfires, use of gas stoves only in designated campgrounds, and no target shooting, no
smoking, and no fireworks.

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