Published Sunday, October 2, 2022

Update 2 | 1520 hours PT

AA460 is reporting the fire is approximately two-to-three acres in size with a moderate rate of spread and with structures threatened.

There is a zero containment status.

The cause is now said to have been caused by a traffic accident with downed powerlines in the area.

EVACUATIONS (Go Now) are in effect for those on Gentry Hill Road and Aguajito Road.

Three additional hand crews, as well as Red Cross, have been requested as additional resources.

Update 1 | 1435 hours PT

A brush fire is burning on Auguajito Road at Gentry Hill Road, north of Carmel in Monterey County, California, which ignited from an unknown cause this afternoon.

The fire has currently burned about a one-half acre and has a 0% containment status.

Fire behavior is moderate with uphill runs.

The IC has ordered two additional air tankers, one helicopter, two water tenders and animal control.

Some outlets are reporting a structure fire incident but it appears if it is related to this brush fire or not.

There is a potential for up to 50 acres, per the IC.

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