Carmel Valley Road is now open only to residents from just outside Carmel Valley Village to Arroyo Seco Road.
The helibase at the junction of Carmel Valley Road and Tassajara Road is slowly getting busier. More engines, cars and trucks, more tents, a grove of porta-pottys.
We're seeing much more activity in the area with convoys of trucks or engines moving up and down the road - they seem to go in teams of 5.
Yesterday afternoon, we passed one such team parked in the shade just above Jamesburg. The crews were waiting outside their engines, some of them passing the time by playing hacky sack in the road. When we returned they were gone.