Hundreds evacuated, stretch of Pacific Coast Highway closed as wildfire rages near Big Sur

1/24/2022 4:31:00 AM

Hundreds of residents remained evacuated from the California coast Sunday as a wildfire continues to tear through Palo Colorado Canyon in the Big Sur.

Colorado Fire, Pacific Coast Highway

Hundreds of residents remained evacuated from the California coast Sunday as a wildfire burned up from a canyon near Big Sur, shutting part of the state's historic Pacific Coast Highway in both directions.

Hundreds of residents remained evacuated from the California coast Sunday as a wildfire continues to tear through Palo Colorado Canyon in the Big Sur.

as a wildfire burned up from a canyon near Big Sur, shutting part of the state's historic Pacific Coast Highway in both directions.A reduction in strong winds allowed firefighters to gain better control of the flames early Sunday, Cecile Juliette, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, told The Associated Press. The blaze, known as the Colorado Fire, has burned through 1,050 acres and was 25% contained as of Sunday midday,

according to CalFire.The wildfire started in the Palo Colorado canyon late Friday before wind gusts of up to 50 mph pushed it toward the coast. One structure was damaged as a result of the fire, according to CalFire. A stretch of Highway 1 between Garrapata Creek to Point Sur was closed in both directions.

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Dramatic Big Sur fire photos, videos show raging inferno as residents told to evacuateThe wildfire started in the Palo Colorado Canyon had grown to around 250 acres by early Saturday morning.

Wind gusts whip wildfire along the Big Sur coastStrong winds and low humidity appear to be contributing factors in a wildfire along the Big Sur Coast Friday evening. Officials have dubbed the incident the ColoradoFire.

Wildfire in Big Sur closes part of California's Highway 1, forces evacuationsThe American Red Cross opened a shelter late Friday evening for some California residents who received mandatory evacuation orders due to a fire that also shut down Highway 1 south of Carmel.

Big Sur wildfire forces evacuations; Highway 1 closed in both directionsthe Colorado Fire ignited Friday night in the Palo Colorado Canyon and Rocky Creek Road area in Monterey County. ColoradoFire Fires mismanaged by Newsom are always frightening - but realistically, fires are an essential part of CA ecology. Without natural fires to burn undergrowth, we will end up with MegaFirestorms. But the fires must be cautiously managed. Yikes So awful

Brushfire grows to more than 100 acres in Big Sur amid high windsThe fire was reported around 7 p.m. in the Palo Colorado Canyon area, authorities said.

remained evacuated from the California coast Sunday as a wildfire burned up from a canyon near Big Sur, shutting part of the state's historic Pacific Coast Highway in both directions.amazon.The Colorado Fire burns along Highway 1 near Big Sur, Calif.mandatory evacuation order was issued at 9:30 p.

A reduction in strong winds allowed firefighters to gain better control of the flames early Sunday, Cecile Juliette, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, told The Associated Press. The blaze, known as the Colorado Fire, has burned through 1,050 acres and was 25% contained as of Sunday midday, according to CalFire . And it's not limited to just jewelry! One reviewer said she used this to store and color-code all of her nail polish, and another stored all of her kids' hair accessories in the pockets. The wildfire started in the Palo Colorado canyon late Friday before wind gusts of up to 50 mph pushed it toward the coast. Nic Coury/AP Photo The Colorado Fire burns along below Rocky Creek Bridge on Highway 1 near Big Sur, Calif. One structure was damaged as a result of the fire, according to CalFire. This is hung on my bathroom door, which is opened and closed several times a day, and it's as sturdy as can be . A stretch of Highway 1 between Garrapata Creek to Point Sur was closed in both directions. Monterey County Office of Emergency Services said they are monitoring the situation in support of fire and law enforcement.

"The fire behavior was moderate and made wind-driven runs late Saturday night and into Sunday morning, with some isolated tree torching," Cal Fire wrote in a status update on its website . I would recommend it to anyone who lives in a small space because it frees up all the space those jewelry boxes take up. Nic Coury/AP Photo Mike Meddles, a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection duty chief, told The Los Angeles Times on Friday that evacuations were taking place on the east side of Highway 1 from Palo Colorado Road to Rocky Creek Bridge. "Crews will continue building and improving containment lines and mopping up hot spots Sunday." The wildfire started in the Palo Colorado canyon in California late Friday before wind gusts of up to 50 mph pushed it toward the coast." —. The blaze has burned through 1,050 acres. A wind advisory had been issued for the Bay Area effective Friday night through Saturday morning with gusts of up to 70MPH possible in some areas. On Saturday, photos shared on social media showed flames visible from the iconic Bixby Bridge, featured in television shows and movies including HBO's "Big Little Lies. A wind advisory in the area was canceled earlier this evening.

" California has struggled with wildfire threats since November brought . Seasonal dry winds produced intense gusts and led to wildfire warnings for more than 17 million people and tens of thousands of power outages across the region. BIG SURE FIRE: Footage from evacuees show the. Last summer, the state battled the Dixie Fire, which started July 13 and went on .