We are getting there! The most recent CAL FIRE update is that the Chimney Fire at Lake Nacimiento has grown to 40,798 acres but is 39 percent contained, which is a jump from the 35% containment we had yesterday. Oak Shores was once again spared, after 25 engines and firefighters stayed the night there. Today, we have blue sky and only smoke in the distance. We must keep praying for containment of this fire as soon as possible!
Evacuation orders are still in place for Oak Shores and it is very important to remain away from the area until further notice, for the sake of staying out of the way of firefighters and law enforcement. We expect the evacuation to last another 1-2 days, depending on the mop of operation, but this is not confirmed. PG&E is hoping to restore power to Oak Shores today!
New evacuation warnings were initiated via Reverse 911 this morning for San Simeon Creek Road, Van Gordon Creek Road, Keystone Mine Road and Red Mountain Road. A road closure has been issued for Van Gordon Creek Road and San Simeon Creek Road.
Looks like today’s focus will be the North edge, where the fire continues to move toward Interlake Road in areas, and the West edge, behind Hearst Castle. Pray for continued clear skies so that helicopters and tankers can get up close and do their job!
We’ve also seen and heard amazing stores of firefighters who have risked their lives containing this fire and saving homes, pets, etc. from being destroyed by the flames. My heart goes out to each one of them, and I ask you to continue to pray for their safety, for the safety of all those living in the area, and for containment of this fire as soon as possible.
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