Fire Information

Here is a list of ways local residents can get reliable information about the River and Carmel Fires such as fire status, evacuations and advisories and sign up for emergency notifications.

Emergency Notifications:
Monterey County residents can sign up to receive emergency notifications about where they live or work. AlertMontereyCounty provides time-sensitive messages to wherever you specify, your home, mobile or business phones, email address, or text messages.
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Monterey County is offering daily fire updates for the River and Carmel fires. Text MCFIRES2020 to 888777.

You can receive alert text messages from local agencies by texting your zip code to 888777 to opt into Nixle.

You can use your zip code where you live or work to receive information.