Last Updated
06/14/2023 9:07 AM
Date Started
01/21/2022 5:19 PM
Location Information
Palo Colorado Canyon, Big Sur, south of Carmel-by-the-sea
Latitude / Longitude
Admin Unit
CAL FIRE San Benito Monterey Unit & Mid Coast Fire
Debris Burning

Resources Assigned

  • 48
  • 0
  • 2
  • 0
    Water Tenders
  • 2
  • 0
    Air Tankers

Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow.

Status Update

Situation Summary

Offshore winds are expected along the Big Sur Coastline Wednesday. The fire is in patrol status, with engines in the area should the need arise. Crews continue fire suppression repair. Damage inspection has been completed.

Evacuation Information


Anyone impacted by the Colorado Fire needing assistance can call 211. The
Carmel Middle School Shelter has closed.

Damages and Destruction

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities.

  • 1
    Structures Destroyed
    Residential, Commercial and Other

Contact Information

Incident Website

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Agency Information

CAL FIRE, CAL OES, Mid Coast Fire Brigade, Big Sur Volunteer Fire Department, Monterey County Regional Fire District, North Monterey County Fire District, Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, and California State Parks