UPDATE 1 | AUGUST 16, 2020
The RIVER FIRE is located in Pine Canyon and River Road, just south of Salinas (Monterey County) in the State of California. It was sparked on Sunday, August 16, 2020 around 1456 hours PT.
Fire is in Unified Command with CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit and Monterey County Regional FD.
Incident Cooperators: Monterey County Sheriff Office.
The fire has destroyed 150 acres but fire crews have been able to reach a 20% containment status.
Evacuation advisory in effect. (Level 1 – Notification). A shelter has been set-up. Road closures are also in effect.
There are 190 total personnel along with 4 crews, 2 helicopters, 18 engines, 4 dozers, 4 water tenders and 6 air tankers.
Evacuation warnings are in effect for the following areas:
- Mt. Toro Access Roads
- San Benancio Road from Troy Lane to Corral De Tierra
- Corral Del Cielo Road
- Lucie Lane
- Covey lane
A shelter is opening up at the Carmel Valley Library (Masks are required for entry).
There have been 2 firefighters have suffered heat-related injuries.
30 structures are under threat.
Road closures include Corral del Cielo and Mt. Toro Access Roads.
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