Los Bueyes Fire, Control Burn Escape in an Area With Large Fire History

UPDATE: AM July 9. Looks like they caught this one. Admittedly I was jumpy. This is tough country with a history. Good firefighting and a quick coordinated response by air attack and air tankers.

The Boillos Fire is burning in the Los Padres National Forest. The fire is a control burn escape originally started on Fort Hunter Liggett. This is an eerie reminder of the beginning of the Indians Fire that started in the same general vicinity, in the same manner. The Indians Fire went on to scorch 81,000 acres. The Boillos incident has all the potential to mimic a similar path as the Indians Fire. This one bears watching.

Local fire blogger Big Sur Kate lives within a few miles of theĀ  fire and offers images and local perspective.

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