Essential Services to and from Big Sur

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
San Benito-Monterey Unit
Monterey Unit DATE: January 24, 2022
Essential Services To and From Big Sur
Monterey, CA – Essential services will be allowed to access Big Sur between 12:00pm and
5:00pm Tuesday, January 25, 2022.
Law enforcement escorts will begin at the Traffic Control Points (TCP’s) at the north and south end of the closures on Highway 1.
Essential services including propane, fuel, water, sewer/septic, mail, waste/recycling and Big Sur Health Center staff with valid credentials.

Colorado Fire, Day 4, 1/24/22

Finally, I was unable to be at home today, but instead was on the road all day, and tied up this evening, so my coverage of the fire has been spotty at best.

And the latest John Chesnut heat detection map to further clarify earlier heat maps:

This is tonight’s update. The agencies involved are working on the language for the road closure and evacuations, and we might hear something later tonight or at least by tomorrow morning, hopefully.

The fire has cooled considerably. NW corners still seems active. John Chesnut heat map:

Today, I would like to start your day off with three very different “fire” photos. First are two of Tim Huntington’s Pacific White Sided Dolphins frolicking with the fire in the background. Then there is Martha Diehl’s capture of a helicopter’s water drop rainbow. Al three of these were taken yesterday. Thanks for a great start to the day!