MONTEREY COUNTY (CBS13) — A wildfire that began Friday night has prompted evacuations in Monterey County.
According to a tweet from the Department of Transportation on Saturday, a segment of Highway 1 was closed in both directions. Between the entrance to Andrew Molera Park in Big Sur and Rio Route in Carmel, the road is closed for about 21 miles.READ MORE: Flying High At Fallon: Inside The Real Top Gun Training School
As of Saturday, the Colorado Fire in Monterey County is 35 percent contained and is burning 700 acres.READ MORE: 'I Think It's Time To Shut It Down': Lodi Homeowners Fed Up With Massive House Parties
The fire is currently located in the Palo Colorado Canyon — of which it is named after — near Big Sur, south of Carmel-By-The-Sea.
Dry winds have been pushing the fire southwest towards Highway one, reported the N.W.S.MORE NEWS: Wildfire Season Approaches, Cal Fire Addresses Lesser Known Fire Concerns
According to Cal Fire, the fire is currently burning on both sides of Highway 1.
#ColoradoFire off Palo Colorado Canyon, Big Sur, south of Carmel-by-the-sea in Monterey County is in the 700 acres and 35% contained. Updated acreage due to better mapping. In Unified Command with @CALFIREBEU and Mid Coast Fire. https://t.co/Y1F1JeMDCZ pic.twitter.com/xAKm6ek3P0
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) January 24, 2022
GOES 17 satellite imagery picking up the Colorado Fire located near Big Sur, CA. Fire started in Palo Colorado canyon. The blue outline is the 2016 Soberanes Fire. Dry northeast winds pushing the fire in a southwest direction towards Highway 1. #ColoradoFire pic.twitter.com/HPEHfe6X1D
— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) January 22, 2022