Brushfire grows to more than 100 acres in Big Sur amid high winds

1/22/2022 10:01:00 AM

Brushfire grows to more than 100 acres in Big Sur amid high winds

Brushfire grows to more than 100 acres in Big Sur amid high winds

The fire was reported around 7 p.m. in the Palo Colorado Canyon area, authorities said.

“We’re trying to get more [firefighters] in,” he said.The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office issued a mandatory evacuation order for all areas west of 3800 Palo Colorado Road to Highway 1, and south to Bixby Creek.The California Department of Transportation closed Highway 1 in both directions from near the entrance to Andrew Molera State Park in Big Sur to Rio Road in Carmel.

The National Weather Service’s San Francisco office canceled a wind advisory for lower elevations earlier Friday, but warned that strong winds were likely to impact the region’s higher elevations.

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