Day Fire, Day Nine

The Day Fire (so named because it began on Labor Day) continues to burn in the Los Padres National Forest northeast of Ventura County.

It so happens I spent about the last month working intensively on a fire story, to be published tomorrow, so this issue has been on my mind.

The good news is that the Santa Anas are not blowing, so that the fire–although it did close Interstate 5 for a time yesterday–is not a raging monster threatening our area. Today fire crews were able to keep it from advancing down the I-5 corridor, according to the InciWeb site, which reports on wildland fires around the country.

The bad news is that this is a large fire (over 25,000 acres) in extremely rugged terrain, very difficult to bring under control, even when wind is not a factor.

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