CAL FIRE is the California State Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Wildfires occur routinely in this area (especially in Big Sur) and the Cal Fire website contains a wealth of information including current fire conditions and evacuations, safe wood burning practices, fire protection measures, burn permits, campfire regulations, etc.
And, as for any emergency, You can also sign-up to receive emergency notifications by text from Alert! Monterey
Carmel Point is located in CAL FIRE's Cypress Fire Protection District
To report a fire, dial 911. Otherwise, for local assistance with smoke and CO detectors, CPR and emergency response training, wildfire preparation, and news about fire incidents, consult the website
Or you may visit the local Cypress Fire Protection office at
3775 Rio Road, Carmel, Ca 93923
Their meetings can be found at: Board Meetings and Agendas
General Wildfire Information:
Fire Prevention - Midcoast Fire Brigade
Wildland Fires from National Fire Protection Association
When a wildfire occurs, good sources of information are:
CAL FIRE Incident Reports (this is an example, the address will change with the incident report) - go to http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/ and search for fire location.
Soberanes Fire Information
Big Sur Kate Blog - subscribe if you are interested in daily updates (sometimes multiple times a day)
Incident Map 8/9/16
Communities have also set up Facebook pages for ongoing communication about conditions, evaluations, places to give and receive help.
Community Emergency Response Volunteers (CERV) of Monterey County is an emergency resource and community website for residents of Monterey County where volunteers connect donations and the people who need them.
Soberanes Fire Donation Organizations (from BigSurKate):
These are the links to the official 503 (C) non-profits who have Pay Pal donation buttons on their sites to accept donations for the victims (CPOA) or for our absolutely essential local volunteer firefighters. Any gofundme accounts are either for individuals or scams (be cautious).
Coast Property Owners Association
Monterey Bay Area Resource District - Air Quality - (station is Carmel River School)
Tracking the Fire (from BigSurKate)
Satellite heat detection discussion here: Xasauan Today
Mapping Support link: Mapping Support (similar to Google Earth, provided by Adam Clark)
Weather Information (blue WX rectangles, see S07 for IRAWS): MesoWest (provided by Larry)
Live Air Traffic: Flight Radar 24
Dozer Carmel: CARMEL
Dozer Seco: SECO
Dozer Sur: SUR
Infrared Topo: IR_Topo
Map that shows how fire spread https://simtable.com/apps/fireProgression/output2016/CABEU-003422_CABEU-003422_SOBERANES.html
NEVER FLY A DRONE IN AN AREA OF A WILDFIRE. THEIR PRESENCE PREVENTS FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT FROM FLYING.
Last Updated 8/12/16