Next morning update: It was at the Coastlands, upper driveway, NOT across the highway as I report below. Way too close for comfort.
UPDATE; Martha Karstens just called a friend in the Coastlands (across the highway from the fire) and said they got it!!! Woohoo!!! Our Brigade rocks! Now, 2 aspirins and the bed that called to me an hour ago.
UPDATE: 10:15 PM, A LOCAL WALKED UP TO THE HIGHWAY AND REPORTS THAT IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE ON TOP OF IT AND THE LOCAL IS NOT AS PANICKED AS HE WAS.
UPDATE; CLOSIING HIGHWAY:
 SO REQ CHP RESPOND TO ASST W/ HIGHWAY CLOSURE
Incident: 00445Type:Report of FireLocation:Sr1 / VentanaLoc Desc:VENTANA INN , MM 44.9Lat/Lon: 36.233742 -121.767075
 MANDATORY EVACUATION FOR COAST – FIRE AT TOP OF HILL – PER SCANNER
 [Notification] [CHP]-PER MTRY COM, SO AND FIRE ENRT 48280 SR1 – JNO OF THIS 1020 / BIG SUR SO IN AREA /1ST DRIVEWAY TO THE RIGHT AFTER YOU PASSED THE POST RANCH / TREES ON FIRES / POSS SPREADING TO STRUCTURES / MEDIC 24 ALSO POSS C/FIRE INVLD [Shared]
 PER SCANNER – VEH ON FIRE AND TREES ON FIRE SO FAR
 [Appended, 21:27:28]  RP LIVES AND WORKS THERE // BELIEVES ITS THE HOUSES THAT ARE ON FIRE
 FIRE 200 YARDS FROM HOUSES
 RP ON COAST RIDGE RD
 TRANS TO CDF MTRY
 [Appended, 21:22:25]  PER SLNS COM THEY HAVE FIRE REPORTED AT 48280 SR1
 [Appended, 21:22:25]  STRUCTURE FIRE
 [Appended, 21:22:25]  RP CAN SEE FIRE FROM BIG SUR
Monterey County has a new app available to download to your iPhone (don’t know re android) or iPad. It was announced at the BSMAAC meeting, and thanks to Anni Agren, I now have that app on my phone. Just search for Monterey County Connect. It is free. (Note, there is a place to report graffiti, as well as a place for road information and events.) Can’t wait to use it!