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Willow Fire

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Los Padres National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1980 Old Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93464

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Incident Contact

Willow Fire Public Information Officer
Phone: 831-242-0619
Hours: 8:-00am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri (media and public calls)

Willow Fire Evacuation Update

Willow Fire Wildfire
News – 6/24/2021

Effective 5:00 p.m., June 24, 2021, the Monterey County Sheriff's Office is lifting/modifying the following Evacuation Warnings and Orders and Road Closures:
Evacuation Warnings Lifted:

  • Zone WF-2: Tassajara Rd. from China Camp Campground in Los Padres National Forest northwest to Kincannon Canyon.
  • Zone WF-3b: Areas east of Woodtick Canyon on Arroyo Seco Rd. to Millers Ranch at the Carmel Valley Rd. junction.
  • Zone WF-4: Areas north of Arroyo Seco Campground to Anastasia Canyon; west of Carmel Valley Rd., and east of Tassajara Rd. 

Evacuation Orders Downgraded to Warnings:

  • Zone WF-1: Tassajara Rd. from the Zen Center northwest to China Camp Campground in Los Padres National Forest, includes tributary Forest Routes and the Tessajara Zen Center.
  • Zone WF-3a: All areas of Arroyo Seco Rd. west of Woodtick Canyon, to include the Arroyo Seco Campground, Rocky Creek Rd., Camp Cawatre.

Evacuation Order Remaining in Effect:

  • Zone WF-6: West of Santa Lucia Creek, east of Black Cone Peak, north of the Dolan Fire scar, and south of the Tassajara Hot Springs. 

Note: Zones WF-1 and WF-3a should remain vigilant and be prepared to leave again if officials tell you to or you feel that your safety is threatened.


  • The evacuation changes do not include the Willow Fire area that is under closure order per Forest Order 05-01-51-21-08. The order can be viewed at Monterey Ranger District's website.  

As residents return, smoke may be seen from inside the fire perimeter. Firefighters will still be working in the area and monitoring. Please be aware of your surroundings and changing conditions. If you see a fire or have an emergency, call 911. Narrow country roads are still being utilized for response purposes, please drive cautiously as crews will continue to work in the area. 

Evacuation Map