Carmel Fire—In Carmel Valley

Aug 22, 2020

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This page is no longer being updated. It includes resources for those affected by the Carmel Fire.

The Carmel Fire broke out on August 18, 2020 and burned 6,905 acres. It was fully contained on September 4, 2020. 

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 were destroyed and 7 were damaged, including 50 residences destroyed and 6 damaged. 

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

Follow along on Twitter at @CalFireBEU


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