Firefighters working a wildfire near California’s Big Sur coast are strengthening control lines and mopping up hot spots.
CAL FIRE announced just after noon on Wednesday that all evacuation orders have been canceled in the area.
Caltrans shared that the road closures along Hwy 1 and other impacted roads have been lifted. Officials note that emergency vehicles will still be at work in the area and urge drivers to be cautious.
Highway 1 is now open in the #BigSur area following impacts from the #ColoradoFire. Emergency vehicles are still present and travelers should drive safely when driving through the area.— Caltrans District 5 (@CaltransD5) January 26, 2022
Travelers can expect lane closures and traffic control in the days to follow.@PIOJimShivers
CAL FIRE says Wednesday that fire activity was minimal overnight, with higher humidity and light winds.
The weather is expected to remain favorable throughout the day.
The Colorado Fire is 55% contained. It has burned 700 acres.
CAL FIRE reports that one structure has been destroyed.
The fire was named for Palo Colorado Canyon where it erupted amid high winds Friday night.
CAL FIRE says the wildfire ignited when an intentional burn of a pile of debris escaped.