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Cal Fire releases cause of Carmel Fire, changes it back to unknown

Carmel Fire damage


UPDATE: After reporting that the Carmel Fire that burned in Carmel Valley was started by a vehicle, Cal Fire has changed the listed cause back to unknown.

PREVIOUS STORY: 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.

Monterey County / Top Stories / Wildfires

Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.


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