Fire Season in MoCo is off and running, 4/26/18

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
San Benito-Monterey Unit
Duty Information Officer DATE: April 26, 2018
Vegetation Fire near Parkfield (Monterey County)
Parkfield, CA – At approximately 2:00 p.m. this afternoon CAL FIRE responded to a vegetation fire near the intersection of Slacks Canyon Road and Vineyard Canyon Road, about 5 miles northwest of Parkfield (Monterey County). CAL FIRE responded with a Battalion Chief, a helicopter, four fire engines, a hand crew and a fire investigator.
On arrival, firefighters found a burn pile that had escaped into surrounding vegetation. The fire was contained at 2:42 p.m. at 2 acres, but due to heavy mop- up of the fire, it was not controlled until 6:21 p.m.
CAL FIRE wants to remind the public that as we approach the end of the authorized burning period, wildland fire fuels become more receptive to ignition. Greater care and judgement must be exercised when conducting controlled burns. An escaped control burn could result in criminal charges and/or suppression cost recovery.
Who: What: When:
Vegetation Fire, 2 acres
April 26, 2018; Dispatched: 2:00 p.m.; Contained: 2:42 p.m.; Controlled: 6:21 p.m.
Slacks Canyon Road and Vineyard Road (Monterey County)

Marathon & Rio Highway Construction, 4/26/18

Work at State Route 1 Climbing Lane Project to Stop During Big Sur Marathon

Work on the State Route 1 Climbing Lane Project will not be performed during the Big Sur Marathon to help participants and spectators better enjoy the event.

The regular weekday schedule of 7:30 am to 3:30 pm will run through Friday, April 27th   and resume Monday, April 30th.  While no work is scheduled for the weekend to accommodate the marathon, the contractor will be onsite Sunday to relocate several k-rails to provide access, breaks and barricades for the race.

What is happening this week on the Climbing Lane Project:

  • The project contractor continues grading the north side of the project
  • Traffic controls have been modified to facilitate northbound movement

Additional information about the Climbing Lane Project can be found at: