Go watch a video bigsurkiyote (lance lindborg) posted. It is crazy! That’s on instagram. Just search for his screen name.
It is now 1:15. I will probably make it until 2, but not much past that, I fear. Here is a photo by Scott Moffat who says:
Took these earlier tonight from the top of hot springs canyon. I watched the fire climb out of Dolan watershed and spill over into Hot Springs canyon with the wind at my back. Silhouettes of tree skeletons from the recent fires still stand as the current inferno rages towards home.
Midnight, and at 11:45 — from scanner (not confirmed): Fire burning downhill with rapid rate of spread. Spotting downhill 100 yards out ahead of itself. Esalen Institute threatened!!! Structure protection needed asap. Fire behavior described as extreme.
Here is a photo from just minutes before they closed the road near/at this location.
11 pm — Highway One is closed, Nacimiento is closed. (??? From scanner traffic)
Per the scanner 10:20PM: Sheriff Rescue calling CHP for a hard closure of HWY1 for fire coming down the hill.
State Forest Ranger/ CalFire are reporting the Dolan Fire, approx. 90 acres, 2-miles into the forest. Approximate location is 55427 Highway 1 in Big Sur, 36 7.166 x 121 35.986.
Carmel Fire – Evacuation Warning for Tassajara Rd 7:05 PM: The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation warning for all residents on Tassajara Rd, including the community of Jamesburg, Parrot Ranch Rd, Laurel Spring Rd, Kincannon Rd, Sage Mountain Rd, Lambert, Poppy Tree, tributaries, and Tassajara Rd from Cachagua Rd to East Carmel Valley Rd. Evacuate north on Tassajara Rd to Carmel Valley Rd.
Scanner Report from Sheriff Rescue (unconfirmed) 6:50 PM: Sheriff Rescue is calling for Evacuation Advisory for all of Tassajara Road. Also, a new Strike Team arrived at CV Road and Cachagua Road (for assignment).
Scanner Report from Sheriff Rescue (unconfirmed) 6:20 PM: Sheriff is asking CHP for a Hard Road Closure at Cachagua and Tassajara Road. Carmel Valley Library is the Evacuation Center. Knock on the door – Temperature checks
Scanner Report from Incident Command (unconfirmed) 4:26 PM: IS is asking for any additional units and equipment. They’re also asking to push the evacuation order to Tassajara Road.
Scanner Report from Sheriff Rescue (unconfirmed) 5:50 PM: Neighborhoods from Sky Ranch up to Asoleado have been alerted of the Evacuation Notice. A Deputy has been assigned to notify the Zen Center.
Evacuation Order for Via Cielo to Summerhill. Evacuation Warning for Summerhill to Nason Rd – The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation order for residents east of Cachagua Rd between Via Cielo and Summerhill Road, including Via Cielo, Summerhill and Tributaries. An evacuation warning has been issued for residents east of Cachagua Rd between Summerhill and Nason Rd. Evacuate south on Cachagua Rd to Tassajara Rd. (They will not be able to get out to Carmel Valley Rd. According to Cachagua Fire officials, all aircraft have been told to stand down due to thick smoke from the River Fire.)
Sky Ranch Mandatory Evacuations – Per MCSO 2PM: “This is a message from the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, this is a notification of mandatory evacuations for anything above the fire on Cahagua Rd, exit onto Tassajara rd, you will not be able to get out to Carmel Valley Rd.”
4:15 PM: 3 structures burned, 5 damaged, still has potential to 1,500 acres.
3:39 PM: Currently 400-450 acres, potential to 1,500 Acres…
3:06 PM: Currently 200-250 acres, rapid rate of spread, structure defense, potential to 1,000 Acres…
1:45 update: 30-40 acres, rapid rate, potential for 250 acres
New fire reported, 10 acres, 2 houses immediate threat, 20 houses threatened. 737 air-tanker on-scene.
Per sheriff on scene, spreading fast. Requesting CHP to shut down CVR & Cachagua.
From above Stonepine 8:50 PM:
From CV Village at 8:45PM:
Google Earth hot spots (VIIRS) as of 5PM PT (not current):