It's January and Big Sur is Ablaze
This is supposed to be the wet season on the Pacific coast, doubly so this year thanks to La Nina. This is the season of floods and mudslides.
This is not the season of wildfires or at least not until now. Big Sur is ablaze right down to scenic Hwy 1, the PCH or Pacific Coast Highway.On the day Vice-president Kamala Harris visited California to highlight new funding for fighting wildfires, residents more than 350 miles (560 km) away in the Big Sur area were told to evacuate from their homes due to a new blaze.
Officials shut down Highway 1 in both directions from Andrew Molera state park to Carmel-By-The-Sea. The American Red Cross was setting up a shelter.