A wind-driven out of control fire that consumed right to the famous Bixby Creek Bridge on the Big Sur coast last week is presently 70% contained, as indicated by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
The Colorado fire has consumed 700 sections of land since it originally lighted Friday evening in Monterey County close to Palo Colorado Canyon and the Big Sur coast, authorities said. Around 500 individuals had to escape their homes as solid seaward winds whipped through the area.
Gusts came to up to 35 mph and spread the burst that Cal Fire investigators says was started by hot embers from a runaway pile burning operation, where trees and brush were gathered in a pile and intentionally set on fire. The agency didn’t determine who began the heap consume, in light of the fact that the investigation is ongoing.
“The wind got behind the gotten away from heap consume and blew those ashes on to some close by vegetation,” Cal Fire representative Cecile Juliette said.