California Firestorms Good For P.G. Tourism

Don’t give Moe any ideas.

Moe Ammar Dont Buy American

The conditions caused by the California wildfires that have affected a number of tourists visiting popular summer destinations like Wine Country and Yosemite have conversely led to a surge in visitors to Pacific Grove.

That’s according to Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce President Moe Ammar who said that in particular, the number of foreign visitors to America’s Last Hometown has nearly doubled this summer, according to statistics gathered from the town’s tourist information center.

“It’s very unfortunate what’s happened there but the fact that we don’t have any fires on the Monterey Peninsula is good for us,” said Ammar, who noted the cancellation of his own family’s upcoming trip to Yosemite.

California Firestorms Good For P.G. Tourism

Truck Fire On Eighth Street An Arson?

Narrow street, lucky no homes caught fire.

A vehicle fire at 10 p.m. Sunday involving a 2000 Ford F-150 extended-cab pickup is being investigated as a possible arson, according to the Pacific Grove Police Department.

PG Police and Monterey Fire responded to the fire on the 200 block of Eighth Street in Pacific Grove and found the pick-up fully engulfed in flames.

Truck Fire On Eighth Street An Arson?

Peppers Mexicali Cafe So Hot It Catches On Fire

Clean those grease filters!

Jim Brown, a division chief for the Monterey Fire Department, said the fire broke out in a flue designed to carry exhaust and grease away from the stove at Peppers.

“Those flues can get a buildup of grease inside, and sometimes the grease catches fire, which is what happened today,” Brown said. “The initial knockdown of the fire was from the outside of the restaurant, and we actually cut the flue pipe open to get to the seed of the fire.”

Peppers Mexicali Cafe So Hot It Catches On Fire

Fire Up The Feast Week, Pt 2

Blaze Damages House

A predawn fire damaged a Pacific Grove Edwardian house Wednesday.

The fire at 305 Cypress Ave. was reported at 3:30 a.m., said Monterey Fire Division Chief David Brown.

Nine engines, two ladder trucks and a respirator support unit responded, he said. Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from the second story.

The house was unoccupied, Brown said, and no one was injured fighting the blaze.

The fire appeared to originate in the basement and worked its way up through walls to the attic, gutting the rear portion of the house and causing smoke damage.

Fire Up The Feast Week, Pt 2

Golf Course Shed Fire Creates Scare

This Week In Fire #1

What I wonder is “was it up to code?” hmmm.

A fire Wednesday in a storage building at Ocean View Boulevard and Asilomar Avenue forced a police evacuation of the nearby area, Monterey fire officials said.

The blaze broke out about 8 p.m. and heavy black smoke was coming from the storage structure. A poison placard was posted on the outside of the building.

Golf Course Shed Fire Creates Scare

Fire Breaks Out In Pebble Beach!

Smoke filled the Del Monte Park area, the constant drone of copters and air tanker planes can make a person pause and think what would they do if evacuated. Prepared?

Fire Helicopter

From The Hear-old

The fire broke out about 5:35 p.m. near Congress and Majella roads and was contained quickly, said Capt. Jennifer Valdez of Calfire-Pebble Beach Community Services District.

Crews were assisted by two air tankers and a helicopter in stopping the fire. No structures were threatened, Valdez said.

From KSBW:

The forest was so dense that fire crews had to cut their way in to get to the fire.

“We had an air tanker in and they made five drops,” said Battalion Chief Dennis King with the Department of Forestry. “Then we had a helicopter that worked it and probably made a dozen drops on it.”

Fire Breaks Out In Pebble Beach!