Monterey, CA – At 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2013, CAL FIRE received a call for a vegetation fire involving a structure on Interlake Road (Monterey County). CAL FIRE, with assistance from Fort Hunter Ligget and South Monterey County Fire Protection District, contained the fire with 6 engines, a hand crew, and a water tender, for a total of about 40 firefighters.
The fire burned a total of 2 acres before it was contained at 5:12 p.m. One structure was destroyed by the blaze. The cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no injuries as a result of this fire. Residents are encouraged to exercise extreme caution when in or near the wildland or open areas to prevent a fire. It is important that everyone monitor the weather and be on the lookout for fires. If fires occur in the area, be prepared to follow all instructions of fire and law enforcement officials if an evacuation is ordered. Winds of the forecasted velocity can cause conditions to change rapidly, and the public is encouraged to review “Ready, Set, Go” procedures at www.ReadyForWildfire.org. Each person and family should insure that they are “Set” for a potential emergency situation and prepared to activate the “Go” (evacuation) portion in a calm and safe manner. For more ways to prepare and prevent wildfires visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org or www.fire.ca.gov. Who: CAL FIRE What: Vegetation Fire When: July 27, 2013, 4:00 p.m.; 100% contained at 5:12 p.m. Where: Interlake Road, south of Lockwood (Monterey County)