Carmel Fire (Day 8) and River Fire (Day 10) post. Click the title to open in a separate window, and refresh this page throughout the day. Please be patient with CalFire and Monterey County Sheriff as they release information about the status of the fires and the evacuation orders. Thank you.
The evacuation ORDER and WARNING covering Zone 19A on Esquiline Rd as it travels south, it becomes Southbank Rd which becomes Hitchcock Rd is being LIFTED.The evacuation ORDER and evacuation WARNING covering C-Zone 5 all areas south/west including Tassajara Road from Miller Canyon to East Carmel Valley Road to include Chew’s Ridge, Kincannon Road, Lambert Flat, Parrot Ranch Road and tributaries. Tassajara Road west to Miller Canyon, including Miller Canyon is being LIFTED at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
The evacuation ORDER and WARNING covering R-Zone 7 West of River Road from Limekiln Road to Gonzales River Road AND R-Zone 13 A all areas and roads west of River Road to Palo Escrito Peak and extending south from Gonzales River Road to Puma Road is being LIFTED at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 25th, 2020. The EVACUATION ORDER for R-Zone 13 to include all areas and roads east of Carmel Valley Roadto Palo Escrito Peak from south of Tassajara Road to Finch Creeknot to include Carmel Valley Road REMAINS IN PLACE.
Residents can access comfort kits, Personal Protective Equipment, and bottled water at a Commodity Point of Distribution (C-POD). C-PODS have been set up at 1) Carmel Valley Village and 2) Tassajara Rd and Carmel Valley starting August 25, 2020 from 5:00pm-8:30pm and will open again on Tuesday, August 26, 2020 from at 8:00am – 8:00pm.
Some homes may still be without water and water systems may have lost pressure or was disconnected from electrical power for a period of time, it is advisable to make sure it is not contaminated with coliform bacteria. To see if your well and piping system maintained positive pressure during the fire, turn on a faucet in the household to see if water comes out. You should not hear any air being released from the faucet. The flow of water should be steady and uninterrupted. If you do hear air escaping from the faucet with water intermittently spurting out when it is turned on, that is an indication that the well and household plumbing had a loss of pressure and should be checked to make sure it is bacteriologically safe. More at https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/health/environmental-health/general/recovering-after-a-wildfire
The Evacuation Order for Zone 1a and 2a have been lifted as of 3:00 PM on Tuesday, August 25th, 2020. These areas include Pine Canyon Rd. west of Mesa and Berry Dr. west of Enos Dr.
Evacuation Notifications here (note: select the DASHBOARD tab from a desktop computer for a detailed map with hot spots plus evacuation zones)
Evacuation Map can be found here (Red is Order, Yellow is Warning, Green is Lifted) The map below is from 5:30 PM:
River Fire 48,424 acres 33% contained, Carmel Fire 6,695 acres 30% contained, Dolan Fire 20,091 acres 10% contained.
1:15 PM: Carmel and River Fires Google Earth Image with VIIRS and MODIS Satellite and CDF Infrared Outline (white line from 08/20/20). The Latest satellite heat detection spots are from Monday at 1:54 PM: Carmel_River_Fire2_082520
7:00 AM: Carmel and River Fires Google Earth Image with VIIRS and MODIS Satellite and CDF Infrared Outline (white line from 08/20/20). The Latest satellite heat detection spots are from Monday at 2:48 PM: Carmel_River_Fire_082520
Infrared Imaging underway at 1:20 PM:
Current View as of 1:15 PM:
View as of 7AM:
Monday’s 7PM Briefing:
Incident Action Plan can be found here:
Operations Map North (click to open – large PDF file):
Operations Map South (click to open – large PDF file):
- Carmel Valley Road at San Clemente.
- Carmel Valley Road at Tassajara.
- Esquiline Road at Southbank.
- Berry Drive at Enos Drive.
- Pine Canyon Road at Mesa Road.
- Cava Circle at Redding Drive.
- SR-1 at Lucia.
- SR-1 at Partington Ridge.
For other information sources see:
- Office of Emergency Services response page here
- Quick reference of key resources to stay up-to-date here
- National interagency Fire Center Map can be found here
- Current Wind can be found here
- Alert Wildfire Camera here
- Scanner Fire & Sheriff
- Air Traffic here
- Road Closures here
- CalFire’s Ready, Set, Go! Checklist here (see page 9)
- Twitter links: #RiverFire and #CarmelFire