Yesterday evening 17 people arrived at Jamesburg from Tassajara. The other 5 evacuees decided to return to Tassajara when they reached the Forest Service check point and were told that they would not be able to return if they left. Two people transferred from one of the Suburbans to another car and that car along with the lumber truck turned round and went back down the hill.
Now at Tassajara are: Steve Stucky, David Zimmerman, Graham Ross, Mako Voekel and Colin Gipson.
We are in regular phone contact with the group who appear to be on their own for a while as the fire has now crossed the road around Lime Point. CHP is also manning a barrier on this side of the hill preventing any access to the National Forest. The fire has not yet reached Tassajara.
The team at Tassajara plan to keep the pumps fuelled so that the sprinkler system stays on. They do not plan to fight the fire and they are receiving a steady flow of requests not to try to do anything heroic.
The morning satellite data shows the fire approaching the road along a broad front with spot fire above the road.
If you're using Google Earth this file has the fire perimeters up to the 8th together with the dozer lines.