Doug McKnight

Twenty homes have been destroyed in the Soberanes Fire which continues to burn near Carmel Highlands and in Big Sur.  As of Monday, the fire has grown to nearly 15,000 acres and is still just 5% contained.  

Doug McKnight

The Soberanes Fire continues to burn out of control southeast of Carmel Highlands in Big Sur.  As of Monday morning, the fire has grown to 11,000 acres and is 5% contained.   Six homes have been destroyed and the number of evacuation orders have grown. 


Twice a day (usually 8:00am and 8:00pm) CalFire will update the numbers on the Soberanes Fire.  KAZU will detail some of  those here.  For KAZU News stories on the fire click here

Ada Beasley via @CAL_FIRE

A mandatory evacuation remains in effect for the community of Palo Colorado in Big Sur as the Soberanes Fire continues to burn out of control.  Carmel Highlands is under an evacuation warning.  All residents are asked to be prepared to leave the area immediately.

J.D. Hillard

Descendants of the Native Americans who lived on the Central Coast before the establishment of the missions have an ambitious plan.   The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band wants to restore ecosystems that once flourished here:  from the deer herds that roamed the land to the medicinal plants that sustained the tribe. It’s a plan that will take generations to realize, and the tribe is taking small, but real steps to get there.