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Colorado Fire Prompts Evacuations In Monterey County, 35% Contained

MONTEREY COUNTY (CBS13) — A wildfire that began Friday night has prompted evacuations in Monterey County.

According to a tweet from the Department of Transportation on Saturday, a segment of Highway 1 was closed in both directions. Between the entrance to Andrew Molera Park in Big Sur and Rio Route in Carmel, the road is closed for about 21 miles.

As of Saturday, the Colorado Fire in Monterey County is 35 percent contained and is burning 700 acres.

The fire is currently located in the Palo Colorado Canyon — of which it is named after — near Big Sur, south of Carmel-By-The-Sea.

Dry winds have been pushing the fire southwest towards Highway one, reported the N.W.S.

According to Cal Fire, the fire is currently burning on both sides of Highway 1.

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