Terrain Satellite
Dolan
FIRE
124,924
acres
3.3 mi
ESE of Big Sur, CA
98%
contained
UNKNOWN
Last Updated:
1 month ago
Incident #:
2020-CACND-002428
Fire Start:
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:04 PM PDT
Fire Unit:
Bureau of Land Management — Central California District
Resources:
4E2 BR802CHU CRW8LPF DOZ3LPF HB-473CH
Fuels:
Grass Brush

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 1 day, 2 hours ago

Incident Photo for the Dolan Fire

 The Dolan Fire will be considered contained/controlled/out when we receive sufficient rainfall.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Unknown
Date of Origin:
Tuesday August 18th, 2020 approx. 08:15 PM
Location:
Highway 1(MM 32.20) North of Limekiln State Park, 10 miles South of Big Sur
Incident Commander:
Thomas Gonzalez ICT3, Mark Alvarado ICT3(t)
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
36.123, -121.602

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
44
Size (Acres):
124,924
Containment:
98%
Estimated Containment Date:
Thursday December 31st, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Chaparral (6 feet)
Short Grass (1 foot)
Brush (2 feet)

Narrative: The area is surrounded by recent fire scars except to the SE where there is little record of landscape burning since 1999 if not earlier. Recent burn scars, such as the 2016 Soberanes, have helped reduce
fire spread. In the 2008 fire scar areas, where shrub growth is recent the fuels are not receptive. Where there are dead fuel components (older, decadent brush) fuels are receptive and are carrying/consuming well. A fire behavior advisory is in place for the mountain predictive service areas of Southern California for extremely dry fuels. Low live fuels moistures combined with poor humidity recoveries can result in very active behavior on the Dolan fire, even in the absence of significant winds.
Significant Events:
Minimal
Creeping
Smoldering

Narrative: Fire activity is minimal and suppression repair continues in affected areas.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Dry weather will bring more activity in the Small isolated areas of smoldering fuels which continue to be consumed.
Projected Incident Activity:
12 hours:Dry weather will bring more activity in the Small isolated areas of smoldering fuels which continue to be consumed..

24 hours: Dry weather will bring more activity in the Small isolated areas of smoldering fuels which continue to be consumed.

48 hours: Dry weather will bring more activity in the Small isolated areas of smoldering fuels which continue to be consumed.

72 hours: Dry weather will bring more activity in the Small isolated areas of smoldering fuels which continue to be consumed..

Anticipated after 72 hours: Dry weather will bring more activity in the Small isolated areas of smoldering fuels which continue to be consumed.
Remarks:
Transfer of command to a Type 3 team will take place on Thursday, 10/29/20 at 1700. 1 grader is currently assigned to the incident.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
With high pressure dominating California weather, skies were clear and humidity low. Poor recovery this morning with 26 to 36 percent humidity recovery above the inversion, and 46 to 55 percent recovery below the inversion. Afternoon humidity inland lowered once again to the 8 to 13 percent range. Morning lows inland were in the lower to middle 30s with the ridges near the inversion reading 45 to 55. Wind remained light with the highest gust recorded at 13 mph.

Weather expected next 24/48/72 hours: Little change is expected Thursday through Saturday, 31 October. Inland temperatures will rise to the upper 70s to middle 80s on Thursday, and level off. Overnight lows will range from 38 to 46 for inland areas. Coastal locations will be cooler, 60s for highs and 50s for lows. Afternoon humidity for inland locations will continue to lower to the 8 to 16 percent range each afternoon. Wind will continue light, with gusts into the low teens during the early afternoons.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Andrew Madsen, Los Padres Public Affairs Officer
Email: andrew.madsen@usda.gov
Phone: 805-895-0841
Hours: M-F 7am-4pm
Fire Unit Information
Los Padres National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
6750 Navigator Way
Goleta, CA 93117

Dispatch Contact

Los Padres Communications Center | Santa Maria, CA
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/oscc/ecc/lpcc/