Carmel Fire—In Carmel Valley

Aug 22, 2020

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This page includes resources for those affected by the Carmel Fire.

The Carmel Fire broke out on August 18. It is fully contained. 

Fire survivors can find resources online at Monterey County's Virtual Local Assistance Center. This site includes federal, state and local agencies resources on many aspects of recovery, including information on replacing vital documents, applying for building permits and organizing post-fire cleanup. The Virtual Local Assistance Center also includes information on financial assistance available for fire survivors.

Those who were affected by the Carmel Fire, including 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 who are 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

Fire Details

Acreage: 6,905 acres (as of 7 p.m. on 9/4)

Containment: 100% 

73 structures have been destroyed and 7 have been damaged. This includes 50 residences destroyed and 6 damaged. 

For further information on the Carmel Fire, visit the Cal Fire website here.

Follow along on Twitter at @CalFireBEU