About 430.000 people live in the Monterey County fire zone.
One of the main roads leading up to the National Park, a 20 mile section of State Highway 1, a scenic north-south route along the Pacific coast, was shut from near the seaside town of Carmel-by-the-Sea down to Andrew Molera State Park.
The American Red Cross opened a makeshift shelter at a local school late Friday, according to the district officials.
Four people along with a pet had been staying overnight at a local school, the Red Cross said.
Last year, the wildfire season began abnormally early, amid a persistent drought and low reservoirs, Cal Fire said.
In January 2021 alone, the state was fighting 297 fires, across 1,171 hectares, according to the bureau.
The Colorado Fire is the only fire that was previously on Cal Fire’s list of incidents.
#ColoradoFire off Palo Colorado Canyon, Big Sur, south of Carmel-by-the-sea in Monterey County is in the 1050 acres and 20% contained. Updated acreage due to better mapping. In Unified Command with @CALFIREBEU and Mid Coast Fire. https://t.co/1Mn9uME051 pic.twitter.com/U9x7Q2ypJL
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) January 23, 2022
This hybrid visible / IR satellite imagery loop through the last hour show quite a number of interesting weather features.
Can you make out where the winds may be stronger or weaker from this loop?
Can you spot the wildfire along the Big Sur coast? pic.twitter.com/SaCmL5Pw5R
— NWS Bay Area 🌉 (@NWSBayArea) January 22, 2022
Wildfire surrounding one of Big Sur’s world famous bridges, the Rocky Creek Bridge, according to this video. #ColoradoFire https://t.co/05Xq3SKczZ
(Vid shared by @bigsurkate, shot by Harmony D’Angelo)https://t.co/8cKdp9A8si
— Ian Cull (@NBCian) January 22, 2022