CAL FIRE says evacuation orders for 500 residents between Carmel and Big Sur have been lifted.
All roads impacted by the fire, including Highway 1, have reopened, the agency says.
Video above is from a previous report
The Colorado Fire started Friday around 7:30p.m., north of the Bixby Bridge and near Highway 1. CAL FIRE says it has burned at least least 2.3 square miles.
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@PGE4Me webcam at CTRY CLUB HTS in Carmel Valley pointed toward the fire ongoing along the Big Sur Coast near Rocky Creek and Palo Colorado Canyon. Please avoid Highway 1 south of Carmel. Humidity is in the teens with gusts around 35 mph! #CAwx #CAfire pic.twitter.com/EM8dEy2HKg— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) January 22, 2022
The fire was fueled by high winds, visible even from Santa Cruz, but by Saturday afternoon, winds have died down.
Earlier Report of Colorado Fire: Wind-fueled fire forces evacuations, closure of Hwy 1 near Big Sur; more than 100 acres burned
Mandatory evacuation orders for 500 residents between Carmel and Big Sur were previously issued by Monterey County officials along the Big Sur Coast.
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CHP incident logged show flames jumped the highway Friday night. Emergency crews shut down about 21 miles of Highway 1 in both directions from Andrew Molera State Park to Carmel by the Sea
UPDATE: Highway 1 is now closed in both directions from near the entrance to Andrew Molera State Park in Big Sur to Rio Road in Carmel due to a brush fire. Please drive safely and be aware of all emergency responders.@PIOJimShivers— Caltrans District 5 (@CaltransD5) January 22, 2022
Drivers were told to avoid the area.
The American Red Cross opened a shelter late Friday evening for residents of the Palo Colorado area of Monterey County who received mandatory evacuation orders because of a fast-growing vegetation fire that also shut down Highway 1 south of Carmel.
The emergency shelter opened at 11:30 p.m. Friday at Carmel Middle School, 4380 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel-by-the-Sea.