Saturday, July 12, 2008

CA: Basin Complex slows

After the big runs on Thursday, the Basin fire east of Big Sur slowed down in comparison on Friday, due in part to the marine layer and the smoke. It is about 5,000 acres larger than reported yesterday morning, and is now 113,827 acres and is 41% contained.

Crews continued firing from the dozer line on the north side, east of Big Pines, and the fire was active north and east of Uncle Sam Mountain. Additional acres also burned north of Tassajara near Church Divide and China campground.

The 500-700 acre slopover south of the Rodeo Flats trail on the southeast corner did not get any larger yesterday, thanks to aggressive work on the ground and from the air. Most of it is still un-lined, but the east side burned up against the Indians fire. There is about two miles of line left to construct on the west side of the slopover.

The five people at the Zen Center at Tassajara are doing OK, after the fire burned around them a couple of days ago. One additional outbuilding burned yesterday.

The weather will be moderating a bit for the next day or two, with higher humidities and a few clouds.

The map was current as of late yesterday, Friday.

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