MONTEREY (CBS SF) – Due to potential damage from the Colorado fires, the Monterey County Health Department on Sunday advised residents to boil their tap water and/or use bottled water for drinking and cooking.
The advice was issued due to potential water system infrastructure damage from the fire, which has burned 1,050 acres and was 25% under control as of Sunday.
People should boil all water, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using it to kill bacteria and other organisms in the water.
The Colorado Fire Department shelter that has been established at Carmel High School will close Monday at 7 a.m. County officials reported that while 75 neighborhoods have been evacuated, only a small number of people use emergency vehicles. Colorado Fire evacuees can still access shelter information by calling 2-1-1. Discounted hotel rooms are available in Carmel, including pet-friendly options. A valid ID showing the address from the evacuation area is required.
Drivers should note that Highway 1 is closed from 5.5 miles north of Big Sur at Andrew Molera State Park to 8.3 miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea at Granite Canyon Bridge .
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