08-13-2007, 10:04 AM
Fire remains in steep, rocky terrain with poor access, making direct fire attack very difficult. The weather pattern of high temperatures, single digit relative humidity and poor relative humidity nighttime recovery is expected to continue. weak North wind is still expected to develop Monday. Progress has been made in working the fire north into the Dick Smith Wilderness and away from populated areas. Extreme fire behavior with fire whirls, strong downhill runs, flame lengths greater than 50 feet were observed today. The evacuation order for residents of the Paradise Road community, Los Prietos Boys Camp, Paradise Store and the Rancho Oso Guest Ranch has been downgraded to an evacuation warning effective Sunday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m. The Lower Santa Ynez River Recreation Area campgrounds, day use areas and trailheads will remain closed. PLEASE CALL 805-961-5770 FOR THE MOST CURRENT EVACUATION AND FIRE INFORMATION.