Posted by: Stan Russell | August 16, 2016

Soberanes Fire Updates Last updated: 8/16/16 @ 6:45 AM

Soberanes Fire Updates

Last updated: 8/16/16 @ 6:45 AM

Acreage/Containment: 76,017 acres – 60% contained
County: Monterey
Location: Soberanes Creek, Garrapata State Park, Palo Colorado, north of Big Sur
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit/United States Forest Service, Los Padres National Forest

Fire Information Line: 2-1-1 or 831-204-0446
Media Line: 831-484-9647

Structures Threatened: 400
Structures Destroyed: 57 homes, 11 outbuildings
Structures Damaged: 3 structures, 2 outbuildings
Injuries: 1 fatality, 3 injuries
Cause: Illegal Campfire

EVACUATION ORDERS: Areas that are under evacuation orders include Coast Rd, from the 2-mile marker south to Coast Ridge Road on the East side of Hwy 1 to include all areas accessed by these roads.

EVACUATION WARNINGS: Areas under evacuation warnings: West of Hwy 1 at Coast road at the intersection of Andrew Molera State Park to Graves Canyon. Tassajara Road from Carmel Valley Road to the Tassajara Hot Springs Zen Center. This area includes all roads that lead from the above described roads.

Residents should prepare to leave the areas listed above and be sure to take any medications, pets, family valuables, etc. with you. Close all windows and leave all doors closed.

All residents are asked to be READY: Create and maintain defensible space and harden your home against flying embers. Get SET: Prepare your family and home ahead of time for the possibility of having to evacuate. Be Ready to GO! Take the evacuation steps necessary to give your family and home the best chance of surviving a wildfire.

RESOURCE CENTER: American Red Cross Resource Center open at corner of 8th & Delores Ave Carmel 832.624.5263 Monday thru Saturday 10 to 3 pm and Sunday 10 to 1 pm. Opened on Friday 12th and will be open until Friday the 18th. For any unmet disaster related needs call 1.866.272.2237 24/7

Animal Shelter: 1002 Monterey Salines Highway, Salinas CA, 93908

ROAD CLOSURE: Coast Rd, Apple Pie Ridge Road, Coast Ridge Road.

Hwy 1 is now reopened as 08/16/16

Donation Collection Center:
Big Sur State Park Multi-Agency Building, 47555 HWY 1 Big Sur CA 93920
Phone Number: (831)-667-2315

ALERTMONTEREYCOUNTY: You can self-register up to three phone lines for emergency notifications at

Engines: 179
Hand Crew: 90
Helicopters: 17
Air Tankers: 6
Dozers: 42
Water Tenders: 69
Total Personnel: 3,784


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: