Dolan Fire—Big Sur

Aug 22, 2020

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Credit Jeff Gillentte / A firefighter from Pennsylvania monitors the Dolan Fire

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

The Dolan Fire is burning south of Big Sur and into the Ventana Wilderness. It broke out on August 18 and has burned over 128,000 acres.

For the latest information on fire activity, size and containment, see the Los Padres National Forest Service incident page.

Evacuation Information 

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 has relocated to the King City High School Gym (720 Broadway Street in King City). Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. the center helps with housing accomodations, RV vouchers and other assistance. People are encouraged to call 831-385-3677 for help.

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 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.

Other Resources

Updates on road closures can be found here. To check closures on state highways, check here.

Monitor air quality here.

Follow along on the Los Padres National Forest Twitter account.