Crews near total containment of Aguajito Fire

All remaining evacuation orders issued for the Aguajito Fire in Monterey were lifted Monday morning, the Monterey County Office of Emergency Services said.The announcement comes as crews continue to make progress on the fire in the Gentry Hill neighborhood. As of Monday evening, Cal Fire said containment was up to 90%.Crews stopped the fire’s forward progress Sunday evening. Cal Fire reported the fire burned just over five acres. Fire crews are expected to be in the area throughout the day on Monday. Cal Fire said firefighters are patrolling and cooling hot spots. Aquajito Road also reopened Monday morning. Monterey County OES urged people to drive slowly through the area and yield to first responders. The fire started in the area of Aguajito Road and Gentry Hill Road around 2 p.m. Sunday.Crews originally responded to a vehicle that crashed into a power pole. When they arrived, they found a quarter-acre fire that was sparked by downed power lines, officials said.Multiple ground and air resources were quickly called to help fight the fire. Cal Fire said 150 firefighters, three hand crews, three helicopters, four air tankers, 11 engines and two water tenders were assigned at the height of the fire. This is a developing story and KSBW will update with the latest information as it comes in.

All remaining evacuation orders issued for the Aguajito Fire in Monterey were lifted Monday morning, the Monterey County Office of Emergency Services said.

The announcement comes as crews continue to make progress on the fire in the Gentry Hill neighborhood. As of Monday evening, Cal Fire said containment was up to 90%.

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Crews stopped the fire’s forward progress Sunday evening. Cal Fire reported the fire burned just over five acres.

Fire crews are expected to be in the area throughout the day on Monday. Cal Fire said firefighters are patrolling and cooling hot spots.

Aquajito Road also reopened Monday morning. Monterey County OES urged people to drive slowly through the area and yield to first responders.

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The fire started in the area of Aguajito Road and Gentry Hill Road around 2 p.m. Sunday.

Crews originally responded to a vehicle that crashed into a power pole. When they arrived, they found a quarter-acre fire that was sparked by downed power lines, officials said.

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Multiple ground and air resources were quickly called to help fight the fire.

Cal Fire said 150 firefighters, three hand crews, three helicopters, four air tankers, 11 engines and two water tenders were assigned at the height of the fire.

This is a developing story and KSBW will update with the latest information as it comes in.

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