Monday, June 09, 2008
The crew is en-route to the Indians Fire on the Los Padres National Forest. The Indians Fire is located approximately 21 miles west of the town of King City in the Ventana Wilderness of Los Padres National Forest, in Monterey County. The fire has burned approximately 1000 acres and is centered around Escondido Campground. It is burning on both sides of the Arroyo Seco-Indians Road which is bounded on both sides by the Ventana Wilderness. The fire is moving primarily to the east in steep rocky terrain and heavy grass, oaks and brush. There is currently no containment. No structures are in immediate danger, but ten summer cabins in the Santa Lucia Tract, located about 3 miles east/southeast of the fire, have been evacuated as a precautionary measure. Temperatures in the area today were in the 90's with low relative humidity and winds 10-15 mph out of the north and northwest. The cause of the fire is undetermined.