Pfeiffer Fire

Monterey County Last Update: Friday, January 31, 2014 11:30 a.m. PST

Acres burned
Dec 16
Started (2013)
Pfeiffer Fire
Location of
Pfeiffer Ridge Road and Highway 1 Near Big Sur
Structures Destroyed

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December 19, 2013 11:31 a.m. PST

Highway 1 is open. There may be intermittent traffic control for the safety of firefighters working in the area and for public safety. Crews made good progress overnight in mopping up and strengthening lines in all areas of the fire. Structure protection continued as well. The expected strong winds which accompanied the cold front moved over the fire at approximately 10:00 pm. The stronger winds created a risk to firefighters from falling trees so crews were pulled off the lines to safety points and the fire was in a monitoring status for the remainder of the shift. Scattered rain occurred over the fire area.

December 17, 2013 9:36 a.m. PST

A wildfire started around midnight in the vicinity of Pfeiffer Ridge in the Monterey Ranger District of Los Padres National Forest. The fire has burned at least 500 with 0 percent containment. Due to the heavy smoke and rough terrain the acreage size of the fire will become more accurate as the smoke clears and better mapping becomes available. The evacuations of Pfeiffer Ridge Road remain in effect and include the following: Sycamore Canyon Road on the south to Clear Ridge on the north Highway 1 on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. The following road closures are still in place: Clear Ridge Road Pfeiffer Ridge Road and River End to Pfeiffer Ridge Road. Highway 1 is open but be prepared as there will be additional traffic due to emergency vehicles. The incident will transition to Central Coast Interagency Incident Team 7 with Mark Nunez Incident Commander on Tuesday December 17th 2013 at 6:00am.

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Los Padres National Forest / CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit
Under Investigation
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