Firefighters mopping up wildfire near Big Sur coast

California Wildfire
Posted at 11:31 AM, Jan 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-26 14:31:13-05

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters working a wildfire near California’s Big Sur coast are strengthening control lines and mopping up hot spots.

Cal Fire says Wednesday that fire activity was minimal overnight, with higher humidity and light winds. The weather is expected to remain favorable through the day.

The Colorado Fire is 55% contained. The fire was named for the canyon where it erupted amid high winds Friday night.

Cal Fire says wildfire ignited when an intentional burn of a pile of debris escaped.


Put together your emergency supply kit long before a wildfire or other disaster occurs and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you when you have to evacuate.

Emergency Supply Kit Checklist:

  • Face masks or coverings
  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food and three gallons of water per person
  • Map marked with at least two evacuation routes
  • Prescriptions or special medications
  • Change of clothing
  • Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • An extra set of car keys, credit cards, cash or traveler’s checks
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Sanitation supplies
  • Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.)
  • Don’t forget pet food and water!

Items to take if time allows:

  • Easily carried valuables
  • Family photos and other irreplaceable items
  • Personal computer information on hard drives and disks
  • Chargers for cell phones, laptops, etc.

Always keep a sturdy pair of shoes and a flashlight near your bed and handy in case of a sudden evacuation at night.