The Zaca fire is set to surpass the Matilija Fire of 1932, and it is just starting to burn into the Matilija area. The last fire in this area was the Wheeler Fire in the 1980's and it went 100,000 plus acres and was a serious threat to the community of Ojai. Based on fire history, this fire is nowhere near done.
Heavy brush containing a high dead component. Some conifer at higher elevations. Live fuel moistures are at 49% which is well below critical levels. A continuous fuel bed lies ahead of the fire.
Acres Burned: 171,750 acres
Acreage Increase (last 12 hours): 16,305 acres
Fireline to Build: 4 miles
Percent Contained: 65 percent