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Rey Fire Incident Update

By Joyce Reed
Aug 30, 2016 at 09:45 AM


August 30, 2016, 8:00 AM
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Public information: 805-364-2738

Start Date: August 18, 2016

Size: 32,601 acres

Containment: 78%

Injuries: 1

Estimated Containment Date: 8/31/2016

Total Personnel Assigned: 778

Cause: Under Investigation

Current Situation: Fire activity continues to be minimal with no growth. Fire crews are making good progress in securing containment lines on the north side of the fires. These efforts increased the overall containment to
78 percent.

Today crews will focus on building direct line on the remaining  uncontained fireline on the north flank of the fire. Mop-up and patrol for isolated hot spots will continue on the other portions of the fire perimeter.

Fire suppression repair continues on several portions of the fire. Crews have completed approximately 26 percent of suppression repair; 23.5 miles of road that was used as fireline has been repaired and 2.9 miles of
dozer line. Other repair efforts include chipping brush, creating waterbars and removing berms along firelines and contingency lines.

Fire Weather: A Red Flag Warning remains in effect through Wednesday morning for Sundowner winds and low relative humidity. High pressure will remain in the area through today with continued hot and dry weather. Today’s temperatures will be in the high 90s and winds out of the west 5-9 mph, gusts up to 20 mph.

Air Quality: For air quality data see

Road Closures: The Painted Cave and Gibraltar Roads are closed to all non-residential traffic. East Camino Cielo Road remains closed to the public, campers and anyone not affiliated with fire operations. Paradise Road 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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