As of 11 a.m., the Rey Fire was heading directly into the backcountry of the Los Padres Forest and away from populated areas along the coast. With temperatures in the low 90s, the winds are blowing north-northwest by about 10 mph.
Ray Ford Covers the Rey Fire
The smoke that Independent writer Ray Ford had observed earlier this morning hovering about the Camusa Ridge is not present anymore. The proximity of that smoke to the Santa Ynez River — the key line of containment for the Rey Fire — caused Ford some concern. “But right now, it’s looking pretty good,” said Ford. “It’s heading directly into the wilderness.”
By Courtesy Photo