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Monterey Herald slideshow of Chalk Fire

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:36 am
by mtwoman

KSCO Chalk fire article

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:35 am
by mtwoman
http://www.ksco.com/dspNR.cfm?nrid=14827

"CHALK FIRE" BURNING IN SOUTH MONTEREY COUNTY - S.S.

Monday, September 29, 2008 3:01 AM --- ABOUT 700 FIREFIGHTERS ARE WORKING TO CONTAIN A WILD FIRE, THAT IS BURNING IN THE LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST. THE CHALK FIRE, WHICH HAS CHARRED AT LEAST 800 ACRES SO FAR, BEGAN AROUND 7:30 P.M., APPROXIMATELY 22 MILES SOUTH-WEST OF KING CITY, AND JUST 2 MILES INLAND FROM HIGHWAY 1. ABOUT 20 RESIDENTS, ON 3 PARCELS OF PRIVATE LAND IN THE PREWITT RIDGE, ALMS RIDGE, AND MILL CREEK AREAS, HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO EVACUATE; AND RESIDENTS ALONG HIGHWAY 1 IN THE LIMEKILN, MILL CREEK, HERMITAGE, AND HARLAN PROPERTY AREAS, ARE ON STAND-BY TO DO SO AS WELL.
ALL NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUNDS, ALONG NACIMIENTO-FERGUSSON ROAD, SOUTH COAST RIDGE ROAD, AND PREWITT RIDGE, HAVE BEEN EVACUATED.


THE CAUSE OF THE WILDLAND BLAZE, WHICH IS AT ZERO CONTAINMENT SO FAR, IS STILL BEING INVESTIGATED.

PARTS OF NACIMIENTO-FERGUSON ROAD, AND SOUTH COAST RIDGE ROAD ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST AT (805) 961 - 5770.

The Californian Chalk fire article

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:29 am
by mtwoman
Chalk Fire spreads to nearly 1,000 acres

http://thecalifornian.com/apps/pbcs.dll ... 29021/1002

ABC 7 SF Chalk fire article

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:24 am
by mtwoman

KSBY Chalk fire article

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:22 am
by mtwoman
Chalk Fire in Monterey County threatens homes

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26946237/

Re: Chalk Peak Fire

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:13 pm
by bigsurkate
kusp.org is also covering this, as well.

Chris, who came through today, will you call me? I got your name wrong, so couldn't call. 831-818-8026

Re: Chalk Peak Fire

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:38 pm
by mtwoman

Re: Chalk Peak Fire

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:49 am
by bigsurkate
Haven't heard any official word re size of fire, but it is on both sides of Coast Ridge Rd. between Chalk Peak and Apple Camp. Mandatory evacuations issued for homes in the Alm's Ridge/Prewitt Ridge area.

Chalk Peak Fire

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:46 pm
by bigsurkate
At approximately 10 pm Saturday night, I got word from a neighbor about a fire in the Mill Creek drainage area. Latest reports are that the fire is spreading east from the ridge road and backing down the Mill Creek drainage. South Coast Ridge Rd. is closed to traffic at this point. At approximately 10:45 pm, the Battalion Chief put it at 15 acres.