Latest report on South County wildfires

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Following is an ongoing record of wildfires in South County, courtesy of CAL FIRE.




June 14, 8:22 a.m. —   [update] E of Bitterwater (San Benito Co) still being held at-215 acres 65% contained.


June 13, 9:15 a.m. —   [Update] E of Bitterwater (San Benito Co.) is now 40%contained at 215 acres. Decrease in acres from earlier post due to more accurate mapping available.


June 12, 8:06 p.m. —  Update  is being held at 250 Acres and 25% containment. No structures lost or threatened. Crews continue to make positive gains.


June 12, 7:17 p.m. —   [update] E of Bitterwater (San Benito Co) now ~250 acres, forward progress stopped


June 12, 5:10 p.m. —   [update] E of Bitterwater (San Benito Co) now ~200 acres


June 12, 4:21 p.m. —   [update] E of Bitterwater (San Benito Co) now ~150 acres


June 9, 6:26 p.m. —   [update] on Fort Hunter Liggett (Monterey Co) forward progress stopped.


June 9, 4:36 p.m. —   [update] on Fort Hunter Liggett (Monterey Co) now 250 acres.


June 9, 4:35 p.m. —  CAL FIRE assisting Fort Hunter Liggett with vegetation fire Sam Jones X Jolon Rd, Fort Hunter Liggett (Monterey Co) 


June 6, 9:19 a.m. — Updates- #PanocheFire San Benito Co. 20000 block of Panoche Rd, SE of Hollister, 64 Acres 95% contained; #AirlineFire San Benito Co. Lonoak x Hwy 25, NE of King City, 1000 Acres 35% contained; #EasternFire San Benito Co. Coalinga Rd x Hernandez Rd, 5 East of Bitterwater, 566 Acres 20% contained


June 5, 11:22 a.m. —  Update on the 3 fires burning in San Benito Co.  is 850 acres 20% contained  is 17 acres 5% contained  is 64 acres 75% contained


June 5, 5:50 a.m. —   update-now estimate of 700ac. have burned. Crews continue to make positive gains


June 4, 8:22 p.m. —  Update -  Airline Fire 700 acres 20% contained Eastern Fire 100 acres


June 4, 6:04 p.m. —  Firefighters are battling a 100 acre fire off Coalinga Road, east of Bitterwater (Monterey County). 


June 4, 5:36 p.m. —  Update - the wildfire is now two separate fires  and 


June 4, 5:19 p.m. —  Crews responding to a wildfire in the area of the 500 block of Coalinga Hernandez Rd.


May 29, 9:50 a.m. —   contained to 1/4 of an acre. Crews will continue to be checking for hot spots in the area.


May 29, 9:16 a.m. —  Update -  contained to 2 roadside spots. Crews will be in the area checking for hotspots.


May 29, 9:10 a.m. —  CAL FIRE units responding to reports of a vegetation fire at the Bradley rest stop.


April 29, 1:01 p.m. — Vehicle accident Hwy 101 X Wildhorse, near King City (Monterey Co), spread to 1/4-acre fire, now contained.


April 26, 4:52 p.m. — CAL FIRE contained 1/4-acre fire Slacks Canyon X Vineyard Cyn Rd, Bradley (Monterey Co)



Nov. 25, 8:40 p.m. —  [final] SE of Paicines (San Benito Co) 100% contained at 47 acres 


Nov. 25, 6:54 p.m. —  [update] SE of Paicines (San Benito Co) forward progress stopped 


Nov. 25, 6:32 p.m. —  [update] SE of Paicines (San Benito Co) now 50 acres 


Nov. 25, 5:21 p.m. —  [update] SE of Paicines (San Benito Co) now 10 acres. Crews, engines, and bulldozer at scene 


Nov. 25, 5:18 p.m. — CAL FIRE at scene car fire into vegetation fire, Airline Hwy X Bitterwater Rd (San Benito Co). 


Sept. 11, 5:16 p.m. —  [final] E of San Lucas (Monterey Co) 100% contained at 43 acres


Sept. 11, 3:57 p.m. — CAL FIRE at scene 2-acre fire Hwy 198 X Pine Valley, E of San Lucas (Monterey Co) 


Sept. 11, 3:24 p.m. — CAL FIRE at scene 1-acre fire Johnson Creek area, E of Gonzales (Monterey Co) 


Sept. 11, 2:34 p.m. — CAL FIRE at scene ~2-acre fire Stonewall Cyn near Swiss Rifle Club, E of Soledad (Monterey Co) 


Sept. 11, 2:32 p.m. — CAL FIRE at scene 1-acre fire West Pinnacles, E of Soledad (Monterey Co) 


Sept. 11, 10:09 a.m. — CAL FIRE contained 1/2-acre fire Vineyard Cyn Rd X Cross Country Rd, Parkfield (Monterey Co). Cause = lightning


Aug. 24, 12:48 p.m. — CAL FIRE contained a 3-acre fire in the San Ardo oil fields (Monterey Co)


Aug. 18, 2:39 p.m. — CAL FIRE contained 2 roadside fires at 2 acres, Hwy 101 X Lockwood San Lucas Road, Lockwood (Monterey Co)


Aug. 14, 7:04 p.m. — CAL FIRE contained a 13-acre fire Vineyard Cyn Rd X Indian Valley Rd, Parkfield (Monterey Co)


Aug. 7, 9:17 p.m. — #Countryfire NE of San Miguel (Monterey County) is 100% contained at 82 acres. Firefighters will remain on scene throughout the night to extinguish any remaining hotspots.


Aug. 7, 7:31 p.m. —  [update] near Parkfield (Monterey Co) now 70 acres, 30% contained


Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m. — CAL FIRE at scene 50-acre fire Cross Country Rd X Portuguese Cyn Rd, Parkfield (Monterey Co) 


Aug. 7, 7:15 p.m. — Firefighters are at scene of a 70 acre vegetation fire Vineyard Cyn x Cross Country Rd NE of San Miguel (Monterey County). The forward progress of the fire has been stopped. Fire is 30% contained. 


Aug. 7, 2:20 p.m. — CAL FIRE & Soledad FD contained 4-acre fire River Rd X Puma Rd, near Soledad (Monterey Co)


July 28, 2:49 p.m. — CAL FIRE contained 2 vegetation fires, Hwy 101 2 miles North of the San Ardo exit in San Ardo (Monterey Co)


July 28, 1:14 p.m. — CAL FIRE contained 2 fires, Hwy 25, 5 miles north of Hwy 198, East of King City (Monterey Co); ~2 acres, total


July 27, 6:43 p.m. — CAL FIRE / South Monterey County Fire Units at scene of a working structure fire with 1/2 acre vegetation involved at Jolon Rd X San Lucas. Firefighters have knockdown on the fire. 
#SanLucasfire #CALFIREservingCA


July 27, 6:16 p.m. — CAL FIRE fighting vegetation fire, Jolon Rd X San Lucas Rd, San Lucas (Monterey Co) #SanLucasFire


July 25, 6:25 p.m. — CAL FIRE & Soledad FD contained roadside spot Hwy 101 x Arroyo Seco, Soledad (Monterey Co)


July 17, 8:11 a.m. — CAL FIRE contained 1-acre fire Argyle Rd X Jolon Rd, Lockwood (Monterey Co)


July 12, 4:12 p.m. — Soledad FD & CAL FIRE contained 1/4-acre vegetation fire, Orchard Ln, Soledad (Monterey Co)


July 9, 6:19 p.m. — #Parkfieldfire UPDATE. The fire is holding at 1,816 acres with 60% containment. Full containment expected by tomorrow morning. There was no movement on the fire today.


July 8, 10:43 p.m. — #Parkfieldfire UPDATE. Forward spread of the fire has been stopped at 1,500 acres. Fire is currently 30% contained. Fire crews will continue to work through the night to hold the firelines and increase containment.


July 8, 9:13 p.m. — #Parkfieldfire Update. 500+ acres burning in Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties. One structure reported damaged. Sheriff's office and CHP assisting with evacuation of scattered ranches in the area. No containment at this time.


July 8, 8:02 p.m. — Firefighters are at scene of a 75 acre vegetation fire on Vineyard Cyn. Rd in Parkfield (Monterey County). Additional resources have been requested. #Parkfieldfire


July 4, 11:01 a.m. — FFs contained 1/2-acre fire Metz X Elm, Soledad (Monterey Co)


June 18, 9:42 p.m. — CAL FIRE & Soledad FD contained 5-acre vegetation fire, Toledo St X Gabilan Dr, Soledad (Monterey Co)


June 17, 8:44 a.m. —  [final] near Gonzales (Monterey Co) 100% contained at 1/2-acre


June 17, 6:50 a.m.  CAL FIRE at scene 1/2-acre fire Gloria Rd near Swiss Rifle Club, Gonzales (Monterey Co) 


June 16, 7:43 p.m. —  [final] near Lockwood (Monterey Co) 100% contained at 32 acres.


June 16, 6:28 p.m. —  [update] near Lockwood (Monterey Co) now 30% contained at 32 acres


June 16, 5:40 p.m. — FFs battling 28-acre fire Jolon Rd X Frudden Rd, near Lockwood (Monterey Co) 


June 16, 4:41 p.m. — FFs contained >1/4-acre fire at Salinas Valley Green Waste, Jolon Road, SW of King City (Monterey Co)


June 14, 3:39 p.m. — CAL FIRE contained 1/2-acre fire Arroyo Seco Rd at Sycamore Flats, Arroyo Seco (Monterey Co)


June 12, 8:17 p.m. — CAL FIRE contained 5-acre fire Hwy 101 X Lockwood San Lucas Rd, San Ardo (Monterey Co)


June 11, 8:43 p.m. —  [final] near Lockwood (Monterey Co) 100% contained at 32 acres.


June 11, 7:43 p.m.  #PleytoFire [update] near Lockwood (Monterey Co) now 50% contained, ~20 acres.


June 11, 7:16 p.m.  #PleytoFire [update] near Lockwood (Monterey Co) now 20 acres.


June 11, 6:40 p.m.  CAL FIRE at scene 15-acre fire, New Pleyto Rd, Lockwood (Monterey Co) #PleytoFire


June 9, 7:35 p.m.  #HogFire [final] near Parkfield (Monterey Co) 100% contained at 14 acres


June 9, 4:33 p.m.  CAL FIRE at scene 10-acre fire, Hog Cyn Rd X Von Dollen Rd, Parkfield (Monterey Co) #HogFire


June 9, 4:04 p.m. — CAL FIRE contained roadside spot fire near Hwy 101 X Alvarado Rd, San Ardo (Monterey Co)


June 9, 12:17 p.m. — CAL FIRE & Soledad FD contained small spot fire, 8th St X Monterey St, Soledad (Monterey Co)


June 8, 3:42 p.m. — CAL FIRE & Soledad FD contained 1-acre fire near YMCA, Soledad (Monterey Co)


May 31, 3:18 p.m.  #WildhorseFire [final] near King City (Monterey Co) 100% contained


May 31, 1:49 p.m. — CAL FIRE at scene 5 roadside spot fires, Hwy 101 X Wildhorse, King City (Monterey Co) #WildhorseFire


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