Some of us are leaving Jamesburg, leaving MonkeyBat in charge of a small crew of three. We plan on being gone until next weekend but given the hard road closures up at Carmel Valley Road, we'll be waiting on the outside with the rest of you to see how the fire progresses.
The fire is still not contained on this side of the dozer line so we trust that Jamesburg and Cachagua will still be standing when we return.
You can now find the Director's account of the fire at Tassajara and its effects here. Yesterday a couple of firecrews made it down the road to Tassajara to help with mopping up.
We'd like to thank some people for their sustained hard work in preparing Tassajara for the fire, and whose names you might not find elsewhere. Firstly the 15 who were ordered to leave Tassajara on the day before the fire: Aliyu Turaki, Bryan Clark, Carl Coppage, Devin Patel, Glenn Bradley, Jenine Alexander, Johan Ostlund, Joseph Schommer, Lauren Bouyea, Kim Seibel, Mark Macfarlane, Shundo David Haye, Steph Wenderski, Tim Kroll, Tom Johnson. Two people, Gina Horrocks and Michael Bodman left the day before the final evacuation.
For further information about Tassajara and the fire please see the SFZC website.