The Basin Complex Fire has burned over 90,000 acres and is 40% contained. As you can see from the GeoMAC map below the fire is actively burning east and northeast. The fire tied in nicely with the Indians Fire burn. This should form the final line on the southern front.
There is still more than 10 miles of open fire line pushing generally east and northeast towards the Carmel Valley.
Commander Deitrich and his team are nowhere close to snuffing this one out. They still expect the fire to chew through 170,000 acres and don’t expect containment for another 2 weeks.
The Basin Fire census dropped by almost 200 in the last 24 hours as firefighters either timed out or they were needed further north. They still have 6 fixed wing aircraft and 19 helicopters and a force of more than 2,100 spread between two camps.
The fire should approach the Tassajara Springs/Zen center at some point today. The compound was evacuated last evening as flames approached. Firefighters and residents of the center have been prepping the buildings and grounds for more than a week.
The threat to populated Big Sur appears over. Residents should be trickling back in any time.