Thank you to @KSBW and @AlexLeavenworth for letting us share this amazing photo - taken by 10-year-old Anabelle Hamer - of the River Fire in Salinas, caused by a lightening strike.
Today, the Monterey Fire Department sent out the following news release: The Monterey Fire Department wants to reassure residents that they are fully staffed and ready to respond as needed to any situation that warrants their services. The current local River Fire and Carmel Fire have both brought concerns and anxiety to residents. The Monterey Fire Department serves Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Sand City, Naval Postgraduate School, La Mesa Village and Monterey Regional Airport, and is ready in all of those areas should a need arise.
Read the full news release, which includes a list of how to receive the latest information and updates: