After a night of low relative humidity and changing winds which cause the fir to jump fire breaks, Big Sur residents were awakened by Reverse 911 calls at 3:15 this morning warning them to evacuate. As of this afternoon, some mandatory orders were reduced to warnings, but businesses remain closed.
Structures Threatened: 650
Structures Destroyed: 57 homes, 11 outbuildings
Structures Damaged: 3 structures, 2 outbuildings
Injuries: 1 fatality, 3 injuries
Cause: Illegal Campfire
The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has reduced an ORDER to a WARNING:
- Warning: the area West of Hwy 1 at Andrew Molera State Park from Coast Road to Graves Canyon is under a warning.
The following will remain under an ORDER:
- ORDER: For the residents East of Hwy 1 starting at Coast Road to Graves Canyon.
For the residents East of Hwy 1 starting at Coast Rd to the intersection of Andrew Molera State Park, South of Andrew Molera State Park, Both Sides of the Hwy to Graves Canyon. Palo Colorado, Old Coast Road, Bixby Creek Road from Highway 1 south to Mesa and Garrapatos Road. Cachagua Road from Nason Road to Trampa Canyon Rd. This includes all roads that lead from the above described roads including Nason Road.