Terrain Satellite
82.2 mi
SSE of San Jose, CA
Last Updated:
4 months ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:28 PM PDT
Fire Unit:
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Dispatch Notes:
This fire is approximately 100% contained.

| Out: 8/12/2019 15:20

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 10 months ago

The Mill Fire was reported at 5:36 a.m. on July 30, 2019, on Mill Creek, off of the Nacimiento-Ferguson Road and north-west of the Ventana Wilderness. It was held at approximately 310 acres and fully contained as of August 12 at 6 pm.

A Forest Closure Order issued for the Nacimiento Ferguson Road from Highway 1 to the Forest Boundary at Fort Hunter Liggett; the Kirk Creek Trail from Highway 1 to Cone Peak Road; and the Mill Creek Trail at the junction of Nacimiento Ferguson Road to South Coast Ridge Road has been lifted. Cone Peak Road from the junction of Nacimiento Ferguson Road to Cone Peak and South Coast Ridge Road from the junction of Nacimiento Ferguson Road to Chalk Peak remains closed.

There is currently one engine crew assigned to the fire.

Evacuations: There are currently no evacuations orders in effect for the Mill Fire. However, California’s wildfire season is just beginning. Please visit https://www.readyforwildfire.org to learn preparedness information that will help you if a fire starts near your home, business, or vacation spot.

Current Fire Restrictions: The Los Padres National Forest currently does not allow open fires, campfires or charcoal fires outside of developed recreation sites or designated Campfire Use Sites even with a valid California Campfire Permit. Additional Details are available on the Alerts and Notices page of the Los Padres National Forest Website.

Aviation and Drone Restrictions: The FAA has issued Temporary Flight Restrictions over the Mill Fire Area; Hobby Drone are subject to the same restrictions. Watch a quick Public Service Announcement on Drone Safety.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Tuesday July 30th, 2019 approx. 05:30 AM
Northwest of Ventana Wilderness off of Nacimiento Ferguson Road
Incident Commander:
Nick Valentine
Incident Description:
Wildland Fire
36.009, -121.467

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Estimated Containment Date:
Monday August 12th, 2019 approx. 11:00 PM
Fuels Involved:
Chaparral, timber and tall grass
Significant Events:
Minimal smoldering observed.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Increase containment and keep the fire from crossing Nacimiento Ferguson Road to the south into the Ventana Wilderness and from getting into Mill and Kirk Creek drainages and north of Cone Peak.
Projected Incident Activity:
One engine crew will be used today on the few remaining hot spots within the containment line. Full containment was reached August 12 at 6 pm.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Typical weather patterns along the Big Sur Coast line is to have a marine layer between 1000 to 1500 feet. Land above that elevation has no humidity recovery or influence from the marine layer, which increases fire behavior. High pressure continues to establish today with expected increase in temperatures and decrease of relative humidities.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Lynn Olsen
Email: lynn.olson@usda.gov
Phone: 831-385-5434 ext. 1243
Hours: M - S 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fire Unit Information
Los Padres National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Goleta, CA 93117

Dispatch Contact

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection | Sacramento, CA
Website: http://calfire.ca.gov/