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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