CARMEL (CBS SF) – Freeway 1 in Monterey County was closed just south of Carmel on Friday night due to a broom fire that was moving rapidly due to high winds, causing the blaze to spread onto the roadway, prompting residents to take precautions. canopy in the Palo Colorado area, just north of the Great Sur.
The California Highway Patrol closed Highway 1 at Rio Road just outside Carmel-by-the-Sea due to the fire.
@ PGE4Me The webcam at CTRY CLUB HTS in Carmel Valley looks toward the ongoing fires along the Big Sur Coast near Rocky Creek and Palo Colorado Canyon. Please avoid Highway 1 south of Carmel. Teenage humidity with gusts around 35 mph! #CAwx #CAfire pic.twitter.com/EM8dEy2HKg
– NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) January 22, 2022
A Cal Fire spokesman said Friday night that the vegetation fire – known as the Colorado Fire – had burned about 25 acres as of 10 p.m.
The area affected by the evacuation is for residents living along Palo Colorado Road from Highway 1 east to Rocky Creek Bridge and Bixby Creek Road.
The CHP said the fire was first reported around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
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