||August 30, 2009 9:00 am
||August 27, 2009 2:57 pm
||CAL FIRE San Benito - Monterey Unit
||Monterey & San Benito County
||Northeast of Soledad
||6,437 acres - 80% contained
|Structures Destroyed:||1 residence and 1 outbuilding destroyed |
|Threatened: || 100 residential and 50 commercial structures could potentially be threatened. |
| Evacuations: || All evacuations and road closures have been lifted. |
| Injuries: || 1 |
| Cause: || Agricultural Fireworks |
| Cooperating Agencies: || CAL FIRE, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Multiple Monterey County Fire Departments, Monterey County Sheriffs Office, CHP, Red Cross, CalEMA and City of Soledad |
| Total Fire Personnel: || 864 |
| Engines: || 84 |
| Fire crews: || 24 |
| Airtankers: || 2 |
| Helicopters: || 4 |
| Dozers: || 10 |
| Water tenders: || 3 |
| Costs to date: || $2.5 million |
|Conditions: ||All evacuations have be lifted.
Last night firefighters worked to strengthen containment lines and put out hot spots. Today crews will continue to hold and improve control lines.
This morning the marine influence will burn off as temperatures increase into the 90s with humidity in the teens. Winds are expected to come out of the north at 7 to 14 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
Stonewall Canyon Rd will remain without power through Sunday night. PG&E crews are working in the area to replace damaged power poles. The public should use caution when traveling in the area as utility crews will be working on or near the roadway.
||(831) 647-6257 (Gloria Fire Information)
||(831) 333-2672 (Gloria Fire Information)