Willow Fire in Monterey County Spreads in Steep Terrain

The Willow Fire in California’s Monterey County had grown to 2,000 acres by June 18, incident information said.

Residents were evacuated from the Tassajara Zen Center to China Camp, Los Padres National Forest said. Evacuation warnings were in effect for areas north of the Arroyo Seco campground, west of Carmel Valley Road, and east of Tassajara Road.

The fire was burning in steep, rugged terrain only accessible only by hiking in, firefighters said. Credit: ALERTWildfire via Storyful