Last modified on Sep 27, 2015

Tassajara Fire

Tassajara Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: September 27, 2015 6:15 pm   FINAL
Date/Time Started: September 19, 2015 3:00 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit 
County: Monterey County  
Location: Tassajara Rd at Carmel Valley Rd  
Acres Burned - Containment: 1,086 acres - 100% contained  
Estimated - Containment: 9/27/2015  
Structures Destroyed:12 residences and 8 outbuildings destroyed, 1 residence damaged.  

The Evacuation Orders and Road Closures that were in place have been lifted.  

Injuries: 1 civilian fatality  
Cause: Under Investigation 
Cooperating Agencies: Monterey County Sheriff, USFS Los Padres, CHP, Red Cross, Monterey County Regional FPD, CAL Trans, Cachaqua FPD, OES, SPCA of Monterey County, Monterey County EOC, PG&E, Monterey County Public Works, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.  
Total Fire Personnel: 55  
Long/Lat: -121.589554/36.3699644  
Conditions: Firefighters are continuing to mop up and patrol the fire area, making sure hot spots are mitigated and control lines are strengthened. Fire Suppression repair actions did start today. Electricity continues to be restored to areas within the fire area.

A joint investigation between CAL FIRE and the Monterey County Sheriff’s office has determined that the fire was caused as a result of an individual committing suicide.

The Laureles Fire is 95 acres and 100% contained.  

Phone Numbers  (831) 333-2698 (Fire Information) 

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