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Rey Fire Incident Update

By Aaron Briner
Aug 28, 2016 at 04:29 PM

August 28, 2016, 8:00 AM

Follow us on Twitter @LosPadresNF Public information: 805-364-2738

Start Date: August 18, 2016

Size: 33,006 acres

Containment: 54%

Injuries: 1

Estimated Containment Date: 8/31/2016

Total Personnel Assigned: 1408

Cause: Under Investigation Current Situation: Last night the fire showed minimal activity and no growth. Fire crews patrolled the perimeter looking for isolated heat sources.

The priority for today will be securing and mopping-up the remaining uncontained fireline on the northeast corner of the fire. Fire crews will continue to build direct handline from Mono Creek through Pie Canyon and Indian Creek drainage. Mop-up and patrol will continue on the other portions of the fire.

Fire suppression repair efforts are in progress. Crews are chipping brush that was cut to create firelines and contingency lines on the southern portion of the fire. In other areas, crews are installing waterbars on firelines and removing berms.

Fire Weather: A high pressure system arrived this morning bringing with it warmer and drier weather. Winds will be variable up to 5 mph through late morning, then west 3-6 mph with gusts to 14 mph. Northeast winds are expected along the ridges from 10-13 mph.

Air Quality: For the latest smoke forecast Evacuations & Closures: The Paradise and Gibraltar Roads are closed to the public, campers, and anyone not affiliated with the suppression actions. Residents and employees are allowed to utilize the roads for access to their homes or businesses. All additional road closures are still in effect. Highway 154 is open to traffic.

Forest Closure: The Forest Closure Order No. 05-07-54-16-14 for the fire area can be found on the Los Padres National Forest website. It includes portions of the San Rafael and Dick Smith Wildernesses.

Fire Restrictions: The Los Padres National Forest is in Level Four fire restrictions. No wood or charcoal campfires, use of gas stoves only in designated campgrounds, and no target shooting, smoking or fireworks.

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