Photos: Calif. wildfire burns near famed bridge, forces evacuations

The Colorado Fire burned right up to the iconic Bixby Bridge on Highway 1 in Big Sur


Nick Wilson
The Tribune

BIG SUR, Calif. — Flames from the wind-whipped Colorado Fire burned right up to the iconic Bixby Bridge on Highway 1 on Saturday.

Photos provided by Cal Fire showed the fire had burned most of a hillside beside the bridge.

It started at 7:17 p.m. Friday on Palo Colorado Canyon Road in Big Sur and led to evacuations and a closure of Highway 1.

The Colorado Fire near Big Sur came close to the famous Bixby Bridge along Highway 1. (Photo/CAL FIRE)
An aerial shot of the Colorado Fire in Big Sur. (Cal Fire)
The Colorado Fire burns along below Rocky Creek Bridge on Highway 1 near Big Sur, Calif., Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (Photo/Nic Coury/Associated Press)
A plane flies over the Colorado Fire in Big Sur. (Cal Fire)

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