Tassajara Fire, Final Update for 9/20/15

Tassajara Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: September 20, 2015 7:30 pm
Date/Time Started: September 19, 2015 3:00 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit
County: Monterey County
Location: 2.5 miles north of Jamesburg
Acres Burned – Containment: 1086 acres – 30% contained
Structures Destroyed: 10 residences damaged or destroyed, numerous outbuildings
Evacuations: Mandatory Evacuations:
Tassajara Road from Carmel Valley Road to Cachagua Road
Evacuation Advisory:
Remainder of communities of Cachagua and Jamesburg

Evacuation Center:
Red Cross:
Carmel Middle School
4380 Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923

Monterey County SPCA managing large animal evacuation

Injuries: 1 civilian fatality
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: Cachagua FPD, USFS, Salinas FD, Red Cross, SPCA, PG&E, Monterey Co Sheriff
Total Fire Personnel: 590
Total Fire Engines: 32
Total Fire crews: 30
Total Airtankers: 5
Total Helicopters: 3
Total Dozers: 3
Long/Lat: -121.589554/36.3699644

~ by bigsurkate on September 20, 2015.

2 Responses to “Tassajara Fire, Final Update for 9/20/15”

  1. Thanks, Kate. Heroic work, you and Mike, this tragic, preventable nightmare.


  2. What does the last comment mean?..”preventable nightmare?”…Is this about what caused it?


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