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UPDATE: Forward progress stopped in Monterey County fires, firefighters airlifted for burn injuries

Monterey Fire
Posted at 3:51 PM, Sep 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 00:15:42-04

UPDATE ( 6:00 p.m.) - KSBW reports evacuations were issued and firefighters were injured responding to two fires that burned in southern Monterey County on Sunday, Cal Fire reported. By 6 p.m. forward progress was stopped on both fires.

In Greenfield, the Thorne Fire burned 15 acres near the intersection of Thorne Road and Arroyo Seco Road. The fire was reported as under control by 5 p.m.

In the southern most part of Monterey County, east of Lockwood, a fire, named the Jolon Fire off Jolon Road, grew to 40 acres and threatened multiple structures according to KSBW.

According to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office, multiple CalFire firefighters were transported by air ambulance with burn injuries from the Thorne Fire. The Greenfield Fire Department later reported on Facebook that all three firefighters were in stable condition and are receiving treatment in San Jose and Fresno.

(UPDATE 4:00 p.m.) - Authorities say multiple firefighters suffered burn injuries and are being airlifted to the hospital.

According to a Twitter post, the firefighters were on scene of a fire near Thorne Rd., Greenfield.

Meanwhile, Cal Fire is reporting a 20 acre fire at the 70000 block of Jolon Road and New Pleyto Road. Three structures are threatened at this time, KSBW reports.

Evacuations are underway in that area.


The Monterey County Sheriff's Office says there are multiple reports of fires in Monterey County.

In a Twitter post, deputies say firefighters are responding to a brush fire near Thorne Rd. and Arroyo Seco Rd. Evacuations are underway on Cedar Ave.

According to the CHP Incident Report Page, the fire has burned nearly 30 acres.

The Monterey County Sheriff's Office also said in a Twitter post that deputies and firefighters are responding to another fire near Jolon Road and Bradley Lockwood Road, Lockwood.

CAL FIRE SLO says they are sending three fire engines and air attack from the Paso Robles location.

Some KSBY viewers say they can see the smoke from these fires in their backyards in nothern San Luis Obispo County.