Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Willow
FIRE
2,877
acres
67.8 mi
S of San Jose, CA
100%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
15 mins, 31 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-CALPF-001493
Fire Start:
Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:10 PM PDT
Dispatch Notes:
Contain: 07/11/21 1700
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Los Padres National Forest

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 week ago

Incident Photo for the Willow Fire

CURRENT CONDITIONS:
The weather is expected to be hotter and dryer through the remainder of the weekend. Winds should remain moderate, and the fire is not expected to increase in size during this time. Firefighters continue to extinguish individual hot spots and remain prepared to assist in initial attack on any new fire starts. Suppression repair continues along the contingency fire control lines (away from the fire’s edge) that were constructed earlier during the fire. Suppression repair consists of actions taken to repair damages and minimize potential soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression activities.
As this critical work continues, firefighting resources no longer needed to meet the fire suppression objectives are being slowly released back to their home units or being reassigned to other fires.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Unknown
Date of Origin:
Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:00 PM PDT
Location:
Arroyo Seco Recreational Area, Tassajara Hot Springs, Ventana Wilderness
Incident Commander:
IC Christopher Holloway - US Forest Service
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
36.207, -121.56

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
7
Size (Acres):
2,877
Containment:
100%
Estimated Containment Date:
Sunday, July 11, 2021 12:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved:
Chaparral (6 feet), Brush (2 feet), Tall grass (2.5 feet)
Significant Events:
Small isolated islands within the fire perimeter continue to hold small pockets of smoldering and creeping fire.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Crews will continue to access the fire perimeter cold trailing and improving direct control lines.
Projected Incident Activity:
No fire spread is expected.
Remarks:
Evacuation warnings have been lifted at 1800 hours around Arroyo Seco Recreation area and the Tassajara Hotsprings. The incident has transitioned to a local type 3 organization and is no longer in unified command with Monterey County Sheriffs.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
A flattening ridge of high pressure will result in seasonal temperatures and a return of deeper marine air over the lower elevations of the fire through the forecast period. Expect gradually improving overnight RH recoveries as the marine layer thickens into midweek. Diurnal, terrain driven winds will continue to prevail over the lower elevations of the fire with a return of southwesterly flow over the higher elevations and ridgetops.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Willow Fire Public Information Officer
Phone: 831-242-0619
Hours: 8:-00am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri (media and public calls)
Fire Unit Information
Los Padres National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1980 Old Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93464

Dispatch Contact

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