Dolan Fire—Big Sur
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This page is no longer being updated. It includes resources for those affected by the Dolan Fire.
The Dolan Fire broke out on August 18, 2020 and burned 124,924 acres south of Big Sur and into the Ventana Wilderness. It was contained on December 31, 2020.
For the latest information on the fire, visit the Los Padres National Forest Service incident page.
Updated evacuation orders and warnings are available on this map.
The latest information on evacuation centers is available on the Monterey County Office of Emergency Services website. There is also a map of evacuation centers and shelters here. Centers will provide housing accomodations, RV vouchers and other assistance.
An evacuation center relocated to the King City High School Gym (720 Broadway Street in King City) is now closed. Housing assistance for evacuees is still availble at 831-796-3052.
Those evacuating to the south can call the Red Cross at (805) 788-2307 for emergency shelter, which is being coordinated with the San Luis Obispo County agencies.
Support for evacuees can be found at the Monterey County Community Resilience Program.
If you need assistance with pets or large animals during evacuation, call the SPCA for Monterey County at (831) 373-2631.
Sign up for emergency notifications and alerts on evacuation orders and warnings via AlertMontereyCounty or by texting MocoOES to 888777 and providing your zip code. You can also call 211 or text "fire" or "wildfire" to 211-211.
Resources for Fire Survivors
Fire survivors can find resources at Monterey County's Virtual Local Assistance Center. This site includes federal, state and local resources on many aspects of recovery including information on replacing vital documents, permits for rebuilding and post-fire cleanup. The Local Assistance Center also includes information on available financial assistance for fire survivors.
Those who lost their homes can apply for aid from FEMA. The deadline is October 21. Visit disasterassistance.gov or download the FEMA app to start your application.
For those returning home after evacuation, Monterey County officials and Cal Fire have a few tips for things to check around the house.
Monitor air quality here.