4:30 pm — Forward Progress stopped at 6-7 acres.
Carmel Fire 06/13/2022 1530 hours, Photo credit Laurel Nason
3:11 pm — fire is 1/2 mile north of White Oak Campground per scanner traffic. and from WatchDuty: ”The fire is located approx a 1/2 mile north of the campground. The fire is now 3 acres & appears to be holding w/ good progress being made by aircraft per radio traffic. 2 additional handcrews requested.”
I highly recommend getting the WatchDuty app available for both O/S and Android. I am on the WD team.
2:50 pm — fire at Chew’s Ridge per CHP:
|2:45 PM||7|| ****** PER CALFIRE / FIRE AT CHEWS RIDGE *****|
|2:43 PM||6|| [Appended, 14:44:54]  RP CALLING F/ CARMEL VALLEY VILLIAGE/COUNTRY CLUB HTS // FIRE NEG IN THIS AREA|
|2:42 PM||5|| [Appended, 14:44:54]  SEES SMOKE ONLY|
|2:42 PM||4|| [Appended, 14:44:54]  EAST IN HILL // POSS ON TASSARJA RD|
|2:28 PM||3|| SMOKE VISIBLE|
|2:27 PM||2|| ACROSS FM PSOS SMOKE AT TASSARAJA|
|2:01 PM||1|| [Appended, 14:45:48]  FIRE NOT ON FREMONT PEAK // RP SEES FIRE|
2:30 – While in training as a reporter for the new app WatchDuty, I got the notification re the Carmel Fire at or near White Oaks Campground on Tassajara. I am still gathering information, so will flesh this out in 15 or so. 2 acres, Slow Rate of Spread. (SROS)
17 thoughts on “Carmel Fire”
I was just in the village. Many fire engines and Cal Fire trucks whizzing by.
Lot of fire traffic headed up Tassajara, big thanks to everyone jumping on this. Fingers crossed!
Kate, thank you for recommending this app! I got the notification and was able to give some friends who live close by but were in Carmel by the Sea a heads- up; lots of appreciation all around. Thank you to the WD team!
Install the WD app, too! Thanks for the head’s up.
Does WD work on desktop for those of us lost in the basic phone neanderthal age?
Watchduty.org can be accessed via desktop.
DW – I just opened it on my desktop (https://www.watchduty.org/)
I sent her a private message suggesting the same.
I had the app already installed and it went off earlier. Working well.
App now reports forward progress halted.
I’m on Tassajara just below ZennCenter parking. Lots of help headed in. No smoke down this far. Hoping for the best.
6-8 acres, forward progress stopped.
Thanks for the app recommendation, Kate. Could be a literal lifesaver 👍
Thank you for all you do Kate 💖🙏
Thank-you everyone for leaving me word I can get watch duty on my desktop. Several low helicopters just went over the village. I hope they are surveying hot spots and not another or resurgent fire.
I live in Sonoma County and downloaded the app after reading your June 1 post. I got my first Sonoma County alert a few days ago and am very impressed. I feel better about my ability to go through another fire season. Thanks for the information.
Glad you are finding it useful. Sonoma is one of the counties the app started in.