- Incident Name: Mill, Los Padres NF
- State: CA
- Lead Agency: LPF
- Size (acres): 310
- Percent Contained: 70%
- Estimate of Containment: unknown
- Personnel: 363
- Structures Destroyed: 0
Mill, Los Padres NF. Five miles east of Lucia, CA. Timber, chaparral and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Area, road and trail closures in effect.
August 4, 2019 at 8:29 AM
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.
August 3, 2019 at 10:01 AM
#MillFire holding at 310 acres & 50% containment. Crews will continue reinforcing line & snuffing out hotspots within the perimeter. Air resources based at the Fort Hunter Liggett helibase are available to support crews on the ground until the fire is declared OUT. pic.twitter.com/sZtZgwm3Rj
— Los Padres NF (@LosPadresNF) August 3, 2019
August 1, 2019 at 7:15 AM
The Mill Fire was reported at 5:36 a.m. on July 30, 2019 on Mill Creek, north west of the Ventana Wilderness off of Nacimiento Ferguson Road.
Currently, there is no threat to communities, structures or to the public. Access into the area via roads and trails has been closed off.
There are currently 676 resources assigned to the fire, including:
Crews – 23
Engines – 35
Type 1 Helicopters – 2
Type 2 Helicopters – 2
Lead planes – 2
Air Attack – 5
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. The Mill Fire is located in this environment, contributing to increased fire behavior throughout the evening. High pressure is to begin establishing today with expected increase in temperatures and decrease in relative humidities.