We live directly across from the Haines property and looked out the window yesterday evening to find the mountain looking like a volcano. And a racing east wind.
Plenty of spectacular visual drama last night and through today but feeling good watching all of the hand crews cut swiftly down the hill. Fingers crossed the wind remains still. Many many thanks to everyone helping on this! Blain vandenberg
And from Mike Doig, some of the airdrops at 2:45 pm
From Dale Collins driving home from work about 9 pm:
7:45 pm signing off early. And that will do it for my reports today, unless something really unusual happens. The winds are calm, and today firefighters made great progress. I have every confidence this fire will be short-lived.
Monterey County Emergency Operations Center Colorado Fire Information Wrap Up January 22, 2022
On Friday, January 21st at 9:30 p.m., the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office issued a mandatory Evacuation Order for all areas West of 3800 Palo Colorado Rd. to Highway 1 and South to Bixby Creek. Approximately 75 homes were given evacuation notices. Although notified, many who were contacted have decided not to leave and remain in evacuation zones.
Highway 1 Highway 1 is closed in both directions from Andrew Molera Park/Coast Road to Granite Canyon Bridge. Stay up to date on road closures using Caltrans Quickmap http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/
Emergency Shelter: The American Red Cross set up an evacuation center Friday, January 21 at 11:30 at Carmel Middle School, 4380 Carmel Valley Road and provided assistance to two evacuees overnight. Current shelter count is 0. The SPCA of Monterey County is providing pet sheltering for evacuees and currently housing 6 cats and 1 dog. Carmel hotels are offering discounts to fire evacuees. Those needing to leave the fire area should check in at the Red Cross Shelter or call 211 for how to access this information. A valid ID with an address from the evacuation zone will be required.
9 am – Tanker inbound over FHL. Also tankers 73 and 86 out of Hemet on their way…whew.
From John Chesnut: Satellite overflight was at 2:50 AM LOCAL.
8:45 – one Cal Fire member reported unofficially that the fire is 5000 acres.
8:00 am — I have been searching for a size up, but the latest I have is from before midnight last night at 1500 acres. Fortunately,, the wind has died down. I am gathering info and will be back. In the mean time, here is a photo taken by the SJ Merc at dawn.