2015 Tassajara Fire
In September 2015 during the fall work period, a fire in the vicinity of Jamesburg was named the "Tassajara Fire," and burned 1086 acres, destroying parts of Carmel Valley, although Jamesburg and Tassajara were not in the path of the fire.
2013 Tassajara Fire
In July 2013, a fire of approximately 200 acres burned in the vicinity of Tassajara before coming under control. Interesting timing, as July 10, 2013, was the fifth anniversary of the 2008 Basin Complex fire that passed through Tassajara five years ago.