Wildfire Burning Near California's Highway 1 Prompts Evacuations

A wildfire burning in California’s Big Sur region forced evacuations as strong winds spread flames across 1,500 acres by Saturday, January 22, Cal Fire said.

The blaze, which has been named the Colorado Fire, reportedly began shortly after 5 pm on Friday near Palo Colorado Canyon. It was five percent contained by Saturday morning, according to Cal Fire.

Highway 1 was shut down in both directions on Friday and remained closed Saturday morning, officials said.

Footage taken by reporter Christopher Neely shows the flames burning in Monterey County on Friday night. Credit: Christopher Neely @TopherJNeely | Monterey County Weekly via Storyful

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