Chalk Peak Fire

The Chalk Peak Fire is burning in the Los Padres National Forest. The fire started last night and has burned an estimated 600 acres. Big Sur Kate, who lives in the area is blogging the incident from her mountain top home. Read Kate’s blog here.

In this RAMSDIS Sat. Image you can see smoke from the Chalk Peak Fire visible in the lower center of the frame.
Another area blogger, Erin O’Brien is following the fire as well, here.

*Update 8:00 pm PST: The Chalk Peak Fire is reported over 800 acres with zero percent containment.
We are well over 24 hours into this incident and the incident command has failed to post an official ICS-209.
The U.S. Forest Service has been late to this incident from the start.