The fire was caused by sparks from grinding equipment.
The size of the fire as of 1315 was 6,300 acres.
Only 15% containment today.
The fire continues to burn in very rugged inaccessible terrain, and significant fire activity continues to the Northeast. Most of the vegetation that is burning hasn't burned since 1966, and other areas have no recorded data, meaning it could be pre-1900. The fire continues to make a significant fuels driven run on the North side of the San Rafael Ridge, burning to the east. The north flank of the fire is backing down to the Sisquoc River. Control efforts are focused on containing the fire to South of the Sisquoc River, West of the Sierra Madre Ridge, East of Schoolhouse Canyon (CURRENTLY AT 1600, THE CREW IS LOCATED ABOVE SCHOOLHOUSE CANYON IN ZACA CANYON) and North of Figueroa /Catway. The fire is bumping into the old Marre Fire from 1993. Crews are experiencing high heat and low humidity on the fireline. The fire has potential for increased growth and an extended duration of suppression operations.