BIG SUR – Crews on Friday night battled a bushfire in Big Sur, according to a media report.
The Colorado Fire was reported around 7:15 p.m. in the Palo Colorado Canyon and Rocky Creek Road area in Monterey County and has burned between 75 and 100 acres, KCRA 3 reported.
This fire is in Palo Colorado Canyon, Big Sur, and is heading SW towards Rocky Creek and Bixby, which are being evacuated. Fire trucks are being sent in from all over the Monterey Peninsula. pic.twitter.com/YX6evJTkS8
– bigsurkate (@bigsurkate) January 22, 2022
Evacuations were ordered for all areas west of 3800 Palo Colorado Road to Highway 1 and south to Bixby Creek.
Palo Colorado Fire Evacuation Order / Orden de Evacuación del Incendio Palo Colorado
All areas West of 3800 Palo Colorado Rd. to Highway 1 and south to Bixby Creek.
Todas las Áreas al Oeste del 3800 del Camino Palo Colorado hasta la Autopista 1 y al Sur hasta el arroyo Bixby Creek pic.twitter.com/POT2vgqM10
– MontereyCoInfo (@MontereyCoInfo) January 22, 2022
Highway 1 was closed in both directions from near the entrance to Andrew Molera State Park in Big Sur to Rio Road in Carmel because of the fire, according to Caltrans’s District 5.
UPDATE: Highway 1 is now closed in both directions from near the entrance to Andrew Molera State Park in Big Sur to Rio Road in Carmel due to the fire. Drive safely and be aware of all emergency responders.@PIOJimShivers
– District 5 Caltrans (@ CaltransD5) January 22, 2022
Cal Fire told KCRA 3 the fire was in an area difficult to access for crews and was burning west in the direction of Highway 1.
KCRA reports a total of 13 agencies are fighting fires.
Teenage humidity and gusty winds hit around 35 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
@ PGE4Me The webcam at CTRY CLUB HTS in Carmel Valley looks toward the ongoing fires along the Big Sur Coast near Rocky Creek and Palo Colorado Canyon. Please avoid Highway 1 south of Carmel. Teenage humidity with gusts around 35 mph! #CAwx #CAfire pic.twitter.com/EM8dEy2HKg
– NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) January 22, 2022
An American Red Cross shelter is scheduled to open at 11:30 p.m. Friday at Carmel Middle School, located at 4380 Carmel Valley Road in Carmel-By-The-Sea.
– Ignacio Villaverde (@WildlandFirefig) January 22, 2022
Check again for updates.
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