• Soberanes Fire

  • The Wildfire The Wildfire

    On July 22, 2016, a fire started a few miles east of Highway 1, north of Soberanes Creek Trail (just north of Big Sur in Monterey County). Though most businesses and popular destinations throughout south Monterey County are open as usual, the wildfire continues to negatively impact our community 

    The fire is 100 percent contained!

    The fire was caused by an illegal, unattended campfire on the Soberanes Canyon trail in the Garrapata State Park. Anyone with information is asked to call the CAL FIRE Tip Line at: (800) 468-4408..

    The most current information on the Soberanes Fire is available HERE

    This terrible disaster has touched everyone in our community in some way, directly or indirectly. Thankfully, many have generously donated resources and their time. It's reassuring to see our community support one another. As Recovers Squad volunteer Sarah Blackstone said, "Survival is the focus while the fire still burns. After the fire is contained, the recovery will take months."

    The Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce sends good wishes, vibes and prayers to all of our affected neighbors and the thousands of firefighters, contractors and volunteers who have and who continue to tirelessly battle the blaze.

  • Donate, Volunteer, Relief & Fundraising Donate, Volunteer, Relief & Fundraising

    Over the past month, waves of kindness continue to gain momentum as more folks are impacted, firefighters included. Many of our members have been showing incredible support, including Montrio BistroSPCA for Monterey County, Folktale Winery and Vineyards and California Premier Restoration.

    RECOVERS provides the most current updates on specifics needs and how/where to fulfill those needs.

    Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce's Facebook page has been relaying info provided by RECOVERS.

    The Red Cross prepares for, responds to, and helps people recover from disasters big and small. To donate, people can visit redcross.org/donate/, call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767), or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. For any unmet disaster related needs, please call their 24 hour hotline at 1.866.272.2237. 

    Local relief efforts to the fire victims have been provided by the Coast Property Owners Association (CPOA) and the Community Foundation for Monterey County (831) 375-9712.

  • Closures & Evacuation Orders Closures & Evacuation Orders


    (831) 204-0446 (Fire Information Line) 
    (831) 484-9647 (Media Line)