How to get the latest information

Monterey County Office of Emergency Services

CALFIRE Incident Map

On Facebook & Twitter:

Follow CALFIRE BEU for Monterey & San Benito Counties

Follow CALFIRE CZU for Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties

Follow CALFIRE SCU for Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, western Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties

CALFIRE information is usually updated twice a day

The National Wildfire Coordinating Group Heat Map of Fires in our area.

Alert Wildfire operates a system of cameras showing wildfires on the Central Coast.

Air Quality Information

Searchable map with up-to-date information on air quality.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resources on Wildfire Smoke and Covid-19

Road Information


Monterey County Public Works

Caltrans Quick Maps

Evacuation Information

Be sure to have proof of address that you are in an evacuation zone, in the form of a driver’s license or piece of mail.

CALFIRE information site on Planning for an Evacuation

Monterey County evacuation sites

The Monterey County Resilience Program has the most up-to-date information on emergency shelters, evacuation centers, and other county resources, as well as options for people who would like to volunteer or donate funds.

Hotels offering discounts 

The Carmel Chamber of Commerce and Visit Carmel list of hotels offering discounts.. 

The Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce list of hotels offering discounts.

Santa Cruz County

The County of Santa Cruz Fire Resources site has a frequently updated map of emergency shelters and parking areas in Santa Cruz county, including availabilty.

Pet Evacuation and Resources

SPCA Monterey County offers supplies and shelter for animals. Call the SPCA at 831-264-5455 for assistance.

Need Assistance?

Employee & Family Assistance Program 

Student WellConnect Program

Emergency financial support available for staff through Middlebury Chaplain’s Fund

Want to help your neighbors?

Community Foundation of Monterey County Fire Relief Fund 

Monterey County Community Resilience Program

More volunteer opportunities can be found through Community Builders of Monterey County