By CBS13 Staff

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.

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As of Saturday, the Colorado Fire in Monterey County is 35 percent contained and is burning 700 acres.

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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.

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According to Cal Fire, the fire is currently burning on both sides of Highway 1.