The wildfire in California is still burning today June 5, 2016, according to InciWeb, the update came in at 11:21 a.m. EDT. The Coleman Fire started at 2:33 p.m. EDT on June 4, 2016, just west of King City, on the outskirts of Los Padres National Forest Monterey Ranger District and Fort Hunter Liggett.
North of Fort Hunter Liggett in Ventana Wilderness is the exact location of the blaze at this time. There are currently 400 personal fighting the fire on the 3,500 acres of land. This wildfire has a potential of engulfing at least 35,000 acres.
Firefighters intend to do their best to keep the fires from reaching ranches and residences. However, there have been some evacuations ordered due to the threat of numerous structures.
Tall grasses and brush are the fuels keeping the wildfire active. Officials state there is concern that the high temperatures with possibilities of strong winds will counter the efforts to contain the fire.
The Forest Service has joined a Unified Command with CALFIRE, prompting a full response. A Type 1 IMT has been ordered, which stands for Incident Management Team used to refer to a specialized response team that has been certified by state or federal agencies.
Aviation services are working the area include four heavy-duty helicopters. The Forestry Department estimate the fire will be contained by June 18. The cause of how the fire started is still under investigation.
Guardian Liberty Voice will continue to update as more information is available.
By Tracy Blake
Edited by Cathy Milne
InciWeb: Incident Information Service; U.S. Forest Service; Coleman
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