CAL FIRE San Diego firefighters join fight against ‘Colorado Fire’ in Big Sur

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Firefighters made progress against the Colorado Fire between Carmel and Big Sur Saturday evening, bringing containment to 20% as the flames burned 1,050 acres.

San Diego firefighters headed up the coast on Saturday night to help mitigate the flames, arriving Sunday morning.

Capt. Thomas Shoots, CAL Fire PIO, joined KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez on “Good Morning San Diego” to discuss updates on the Colorado Fire.

Capt. Shoots described the National Weather Service as surprised that the fires were able to catch and spread the way they did, given Big Sur receives a decent amount of rainfall, certainly more than San Diego receives.

The fires often do a lot of damage during Santa Ana winds, but die down once the winds are gone, Capt. Shoots described,

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