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4/19 8:50 PM Update – Mopping up

picture-14Word is that the fire is in the “mop up” stage. Here a link to some photos taken by Nancy Sanders

PHOTO SLIDESHOW

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4/19 6:50 update

Spoke with Andrew Madsen, Public Affairs Officer for Los Padres National Forest. He says the fire has burned into a drainage and that only one outbuilding is being threatened.

CHP website is stating Air Support is enroute:

6:41PM PER LOS PADRES, H70 CAME OVER THEIR AIR, ETA 20 MINS // INFO ONLY (H70 is the CHP helicopter)

Fire is burning South. Winds are pretty calm. 2MPH from the north.

People with visuals are saying the smoke has died down a lot. Looks like its in control with about 3 acres burned.

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A fire is being reported. Information is still sketchy. CHP is reporting:
5:31PM 1039 LOS PADRES, ETA 1HR AWAY
5:29PM RP CAN SEE FLAMES FROM HER HOUSE, DOWN TOWARDS BEACH
5:29PM CAN SEE A LOT OF SMOKE NORTH IN THE HILLS
5:28PM PER RP S SCANNER SOMEONE CALLED IN AIR SUPPORT
5:16PM LOS PADRES FIRE WILL CB W/ETA, WILL CB RP1
5:14PM ANOTHER RP ADVSD CAN SEE A LOT OF SMOKE APPROX 40 MILES
5:13PM PER RP2, DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE CONTROLLED
5:13PM 1039 FIRE, THEY WILL CB RP
5:10PM ALOT OF SMOKE, APPROX 2 MI SOUTH
RESPONDING OFFICERS STATUS
5:35PM CHP Unit Assigned

http://cad.chp.ca.gov/

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UPDATE AS OF 2:30PM  – The Highway is now open with no restrictions in both directions.

District: 5 (Santa Barbara, SLO, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties)
Contact: Susana Z Cruz (español) or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HIGHWAY 1 REOPENS WITH ONE-WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL IN BIG SUR

MONTEREY COUNTY – Highway 1 reopened with one-way reversing traffic control with flaggers at 11:30am today after closing yesterday at 6pm due to heavy mud slide activity for four miles from south of Ventana to north of the Big Sur Park (Campgrounds), Caltrans officials have announced.

Maintenance crews will continue working in the area to clear any debris and get the highway fully open. Up to 30-minute delays can be expected and motorists should proceed with caution. Updates will be available as conditions change.

Caltrans reminds motorists that ‘we’re here to get you there’ and to call 1-800-427-7623 (1-800-GAS-ROAD) for the latest highway information.

For traffic updates on other state highway projects in Monterey County, residents can call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-372-0862 or can visit our website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/maint/road/upmon.htm.

2:15 PM Update:
Highway 1 is now open in both directions with no restrictions

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4/8/07 9:15 AM Highway 1 Update

Caltrans Clean up on Highway 1

Caltrans Clean up on Highway 1

Caltrans is estimating that Highway 1 will be open to one-way controlled traffic at 1:00 PM today. We’ll update if there is any change.

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I just received a message from Caltrans that they expect to have one-lane, controlled traffic flowing through the area that’s been closed by the slide by 10am this morning.

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Parking Lot

Parking Lot

Pfeiffer Creek overflows

Pfeiffer Creek overflows

Here’s a series of photos from the Big Sur Lodge showing the mud flow along Pfeiffer Creek, through their parking lot to Highway 1.

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