By Elijah Mt. Castle

The Willow Fire in the Big Sur region of California is 19% contained. The fire started in Los Padres National Forest and has caused a closure of the area. The Forest Service has put a $5,000 fine and/or six months jail time on anyone who attempts to enter the closure area. Due to the remote nature of the fire, firefighters need to be flown in by helicopter to tend to the fire. Crews have been able to reuse previously made fire breaks in the area and the fire is situated between large burn scars from the 2020 and 2016 fire season. As of writing there has been no reported loss of life or property. Pictured are the VNF detections for June 18th thru the 21st. Also pictured is the EOG Nighttime lights for June 19th.