CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. (KION) Cal Fire has released the cause of the Carmel Fire that first began in August.
The agency said it was caused by a vehicle. KION has reached out to Cal Fire for more details. Cachagua Fire initially suspected that the fire was started by sparks coming from a vehicle.
The Carmel Fire started on Aug. 18 near Cachagua Road and Carmel Valley Road in Carmel Valley. It burned 6,905 acres before it was considered 100% contained on Sept. 4.
Cal Fire reports that 73 structures were destroyed and 7 were damaged.