Evacuation of Big Sur
6:30 am – Apple Pie Ridge is fine, they have Cal Fire up there with them, this time. And remember, we fought this before in 2008 and can do it again. I will be off for regular reporting now, Lucas will get the maps up and I will start the local reporting page momentarily.
IF Map released around 5 am –
5:00 am – Too close to home From a friend up on Apple Pie Ridge
4:14 am – report from a resident on Pfeiffer Ridge … “there’s now a separate front coming over the ridge just east of Mt Manuel. Can see flames peeking over the ridgeline…”
Remember, reports received in the middle of the night, under stressful situations should be viewed with caution. Dawn will bring more accurate reports.
A reverse 911 call at 3:15 called for the evacuation of Big Sur, per a reader who commented:
“This just in via reverse 911: “This is a notification from Alert Monterey County:
The Monterey County Sheriff”s Office has ordered a Mandatory Evacuation for the Big Sur Area from the Point Sur Lighthouse to Graves Canyon. The Evacuation Center is the All Saints Day School at 8060 Carmel Valley Road.”
Sheriff’s office confirmed, order came straight from Cal Fire.”
It is so strange. I woke just a few minutes before this was issued, came in and sat down at my iPad, see emails re fire approaching valley, and while I am reading, I get notice of the reverse 911 call. Eerie.