Crossroads, Carmel: Firefighters and Equipment

The Soberanes Fire incident base is in full operation on the Rancho Canada golf course. As a result fire trucks and fire personnel dominate the parking lots of The Crossroads shopping center and businesses along Carmel Rancho Blvd. You won’t hear anyone complaining.

In front of Safeway there is a map station staffed by active or retired Cal Fire personnel. They answer questions about fire activity and help interpret the maps.

PG&E trucks have taken over the field at the corner of Highway 1 and Rio Rd.. They brought in heavy equipment to restore lost power and replace burned power poles. There were more than a dozen large construction oriented PG&E trucks and numerous support vehicles staged in the field at 6:00 am today.

Below are some street images taken August 3 on Carmel Rancho Blvd, Rio Road and Crossroads parking lot.


Most of the images taken yesterday represent engine strike teams heading out for the 12 hour day shift.


Strike teams from as far away as Calexico.



Strike team lined up for gasoline at the 76 Station.


Strike team from Mariposa on Carmel Rancho Blvd.


Exiting the incident base onto Rio Road.