Last Updated
10/24/2022 11:25 AM
Date Started
09/19/2015 3:00 PM
Date Contained
09/27/2015 6:15 PM
Location Information
Tassajara Rd at Carmel Valley Rd
Latitude / Longitude
Admin Unit
CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit
Under Investigation

Resources Assigned

  • 55

Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow.

Status Update

Situation Summary

Firefighters are continuing to mop up and patrol the fire area, making sure hot spots are mitigated and control lines are strengthened. Fire Suppression repair actions did start today. Electricity continues to be restored to areas within the fire area.

A joint investigation between CAL FIRE and the Monterey County Sheriff’s office has determined that the fire was caused as a result of an individual committing suicide.

The Laureles Fire is 95 acres and 100% contained.

Damages and Destruction

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities.

  • 1
    Structures Damaged
    Residential, Commercial and Other
  • 20
    Structures Destroyed
    Residential, Commercial and Other

Contact Information

Fire Information
(831) 333-2698

Agency Information

CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit

Monterey County Sheriff

USFS Los Padres


Red Cross

Monterey County Regional FPD

CAL Trans

Cachaqua FPD


SPCA of Monterey County

Monterey County EOC


Monterey County Public Works

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.