11 on – On highway One looking south from Palo Colorado Canyon
10:30 Pm taken by Harmony d’Angelo:
10:15 pm —- Photo below From Deena Angelic. Info from a variety of sources, including the chp website. The fire has jumped the highway in this location near the rocky creek viaduct and is now burning on both sides of the highway. There is a hard closure at Rio Rd and at Andrew Molera.
Early reports are that it started at the Hains property behind the Mid Coast Fire Station and went into the vegetation and the winds are pushing it toward the coast One report: “Message from upper Greenridge. Large fire just started above the fire staton. Massive flames visible at the residence up their. I believe it’s the Hain Allen property. Heavy winds blowing offshore right now, so it’s moving towards the coast, but it’s blowing up big time and heading west.” Remember, early reports are not always accurate. But I have heard from at least 3 people it was at the Hains propery.
Here is a photo, but I don’t have a photographer’s name, yet.
Sounds like it’s pushing into Rocky Canyon, Bixby Canyon and Palo. Evacs on Bixby. Not looking good. Here is a photo from Long Ridge: