Containment on Mill Fire in Big Sur grows to 20 percent, 1 minor injury

630 personnel assigned to fire
Posted at 2:13 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-03 00:20:22-04

Despite overnight, moderate fire activity, firefighters on the Mill Fire in Big Sur were able to gain ground as containment increased to 20 percent, according the U.S. Forest Service.

Total acres burned remained the same at 280 acres on Friday.

The Mill Fire started early Tuesday morning near Nacimiento-Fergusson Road near the intersection of Highway 1.

The U.S. Forest Service says these aerial photos of the fire were taken yesterday afternoon and clearly show the potential this fire had for moving deep into the Big Sur backcountry.

Mill Fire in Big Sur. Photo Courtesy: Los Padres National Forest
Mill Fire

The fire activity decreased after midnight. On Friday, full aircraft support along with hand crews, dozers, water tenders and engines will be working the fire containment lines, accoring to officials.

The Los Padres National Forest is in command of the incident. According to officials, there has been one minor injury associated with this fire, and no structures are threatened.

Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is currently closed at Highway 1 and at the Fort Hunter Liggett Boundary to allow emergency equipment and fire engines to safely navigate the road. Occasional smoke may be visible from Highway 1.