New start, with a large column building. Alisal Road, near Refugio Road, Santa Ynez area.
There are major, gale force winds here today too.
Santa Ynez Peak West 1
Santa Ynez Peak West 2
Blueberry 1 now showing it:
@ALERTWildfire can you please lock this camera onto the fire???
weather 71 degrees RH 23% Winds North 3 gusting 10 mph
Reported to be 100 acres. RROS
Evacuation warning for Arroyo Camada Canyon . Some Aircraft (Copters) can’t fly due to wind.
T02, T74, T75 enroute from Paso…
Access off of 3333 Refugio Rd.
Mods can you please change to confirmed CA-LPF- Alisal
Neptune Aviation well represented…3 LATS. 2, 3 and 16
updated weather for fire location 57 degrees 40% RH winds North 18 gusting 38 mph
Turbulence is grounding the fixed-wing air show and Copter 308 is down at Santa Ynez for maintenance, 30 minutes or more…
Fire is between the 2004 Gaviota scar to the southwest and the 2016 Sherpa scar to the east. The Sherpa did a good job of holding the Whittier Fire a year later and could still be an option if this gets big enough, but the Gaviota scar likely won’t contribute to slowing the spread at all.
This thing is moving!
Multiple tankers being early upped for this fire. On ready to fly at 0700.
Mcgowen’s Type 1 Team enroute from the KNP.
My friend is Captain on Tanker 2 out of Paso…they are up for the fire but no request as of yet
Except for the first half mile off the ridge, the whole eastern flank looked pretty secure on mapping from 4am.
Updated 11:45 - Well I guess that was a miss!
This is essentially the Scherpa Fire, from 2016, all over again. I was there as a STEQ and IA’d it. This has/will have pretty much the same footprint. Most of the fire was held at the Camino, the head burned to the 101 (with a few spots in to El Capitan State Beach campgrounds), and was eventually flanked by crews and dozers, and reinforced by tanker drops. It is nasty, steep country. Besides terrain, the winds influence on the fire is the biggest watch-out. Rapid, downhill runs were frequent. Anyway, if you are interested, look up the Scherpa Fire for some insight. I believe a spelling mistake occurred and they ended up listing it as “Sherpa”.
Bunch of cameras on it now. In addition to the three you linked, there’s also: