Found dog near JP Burns

UPDATE: Found dog owner and returning “Purdy” to owners. Thank you for posting the information. 

This dog was turned over to me today around 11am. A young couple traveling through area stated dog was running on highway just north of JP burns. I’m headed to properties nearby to ask residents however could you make a post to see if we can find the owner. I will have her for a few hours before I transport to our animal shelter in salinas. There is no collar on her.
I will not be in cell phone range but they can call our non emergency number (831)755-5111 so that my dispatcher can get a hold of me over the radio. 
Thank you 

Evening report on Colorado Fire, official and eyewitnesses

From Scott Bogen:

I think it is important to keep in mind how crucial this mop up effort is.   Even a small wind event could cause a small smouldering area to ignite.   
There are a number of hot spots that keep burning.  It is whack-a-mole by helicopter. Thos guys are really good.  I watched one circle a few times and hit the spot dead on.   I talked to one of the pilots the other day, Dennis Smith from the Hollister Hellcats.  Super nice guy.  All of their drops are visual.  They do not use any nor do they have heat sensing equipment.   They will be starting to fly at night perhaps late spring and their night vision goggles will provide some heat sensing.   That will be brilliant when they do start flying at night.  Though they wouldn’t have been able to for the start of this fire due to high winds.  
My guess on filling up there, versus ocean, is to keep clear of PG&E helicopter. 
The current forecast has no rain through the end of the first week of February.   There is a possibility of off-shore winds next week.  With that said, we need to be vigilant as this fire will not truly be over until we have some good soaking rains.  If you see something flare up, especially night owls, please call 911 asap and report.   
Crossing fingers for some good soaking rains soon but no downpours. 

From Mike Doig:

From Martha Diehl: ”we had heat under the redwoods by the  creek just west of Hainses yesterday; hand crews were accessing from above & below, plan at that time was for helicopter to deliver pump for creek.”

From Cal Fire, official info:

Intermittent Traffic Control on Highway 1

Date:Thursday, January 27, 2022
District:05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact:Kevin Drabinski or Jim Shivers
Phone:(805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237




MONTEREY COUNTY – Travelers on Highway 1 on the Big Sur coast can expect to encounter traffic control at various locations due utility work necessary as part of the follow up to the Colorado Fire, and due to planned construction and emergency repairs.

Travelers can expect intermittent delays of up to 5 minutes through Monday Jan. 31 at Palo Colorado Canyon (PM 61.5), at times when PG&E needs to carry equipment by helicopter across the highway to effect repairs to utility infrastructure.

Caltrans inspections have revealed no areas of concern to the roadway or any bridge structures as a result of the Colorado Fire. An emergency contract to repair damaged drainage facilities will be begin next week with details to follow in the coming days.

Travelers can also expect one-way traffic control at the Little Sur River (PM 55.8) for retaining wall construction, and at Garrapata Creek Bridge (PM 63) for work with bridge rehabilitation, with daytime and weekday delays of up to 10 minutes.

One-way traffic control with a 24/7 temporary signal system is in place at Granite Canyon Bridge (PM 64.4) for bridge rehabilitation work, with delays of up to 10 minutes.

Notwithstanding these areas of traffic control, travelers will find that Highway 1 remains fully accessible from the Monterey Peninsula, through Big Sur, and south to Cambria and Morro Bay.

Travelers are advised to give themselves extra time when travelling this scenic byway.

Message and directional signs will be in place to alert travelers in the area.

For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at:

Evacuations Lifted, Highway Opens

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
San Benito-Monterey Unit
CONTACT: (650) 477-0379 RELEASE
DATE: January 26, 2022
Evacuation Orders on Colorado Fire Lifted Monterey, CA – The Evacuation Orders have been lifted on the Colorado Fire.
All roads impacted by the fire, including Highway 1 have been reopened. Emergency vehicles are still working, please use extreme caution when driving through the area.
There will be periodic traffic controls to allow emergency vehicles access to the fire area.

Colorado Fire, Day 6, 1/26/22

Here is our scheduled lineup for the Monterey County Emergency Media Briefing today. 
The briefing streams on Monterey County’s YouTube channel and our Facebook page.
See you at Noon. Maia Carroll Colorado Fire Update Public Health, COVID-19 questions  COVID testing availability/collaboration COVID-19 Collaborative Update/VIDA Champions Awards Office of Emergency Services Resilience Project, “Office Hours”
CAL FIRE morning update 1/26/22

Morning photos from Scott Bogen and Mike Doig. Looking good.

Colorado Fire, Day 5, 1/25/22


California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
San Benito-Monterey Unit
CONTACT: (650) 477-0379 RELEASE
DATE: January 25, 2022
CAL FIRE Investigators Determine Cause of Colorado Fire
Monterey, CA – Fire investigators have determined the cause of the Colorado Fire in Palo Colorado Canyon (Monterey County) to be hot embers from a pile burning operation. High winds blew the embers onto nearby vegetation, which ignited the fire


Today there is no residents convoy scheduled, so far. Only opening is this afternoon for essential services. As soon as I am notified of the possibility, I will post.

From Mike Doig this AM: “The sun won’t reach the bottom of Rocky Creek for a while. The fire camp is gone but vehicles are still patrolling the roads. It’s clear enough this morning to really see the burn scar.”