Rey Fire Takes Out Ogilvy Ranch Buildings

Rey Fire map as of August 31, 2016
Courtesy Photo

With minimal flare-up activity and lots of mopping up, management of the Rey Fire is transferring from a Type I federal team to Los Padres National Forest personnel tomorrow as firefighting crews have all but extinguished the two-week-old wildfire. The blaze has scorched more than 32,000 acres of the backcountry and destroyed five outbuildings on the remote Ogilvy Ranch. Ongoing fire equipment movement has closed Painted Cave and Gibraltar roads to all but residents. East Camino Cielo Road remains closed to the nonresident public for the same reason; Paradise Road is open. The fire’s cause remains under investigation.

Santa Barbara County firefighters wrap structures at Ogilvy Ranch on August 23 in an attempt to save them from Rey Fire.
Santa Barbara County firefighters wrap structures at Ogilvy Ranch on August 23 in an attempt to save them from Rey Fire.

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