Colorado Fire Incident

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687 Acres


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Active for 373 days  

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1 County


Last Updated02/03/22 11:08 AM
Date Started01/21/22 5:19 PM
Location InformationPalo Colorado Canyon, Big Sur, south of Carmel-by-the-sea
Lat/Long[36.396461, -121.880533]
Administrative UnitCAL FIRE San Benito Monterey Unit & Mid Coast Fire
CauseFire Escaped into Wildland
ReportsClick here for prior status reports

Status Updates

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.



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

Damages and Losses

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities

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1 Structure 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

Resources Assigned

CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. In support of its ground forces, the CAL FIRE emergency response air program includes 23 Grumman S-2T 1,200 gallon airtankers, 12 UH-1H Super Huey helicopters, 9 CALFIRE Hawks, and 16 OV-10A airtactical. From 13 air attack and 10 helitack bases located statewide, aircraft can reach most fires within 20 minutes.

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0 Helicopters

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2 Engines

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0 Water Tenders

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48 Personnel

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2 Crews