Wildfire Blackens 100's of Acres in Big Sur

Dec 16, 2013 9:00 PM

More than two dozen homes have been destroyed and about 100 people have been forced to evacuate because of a wildfire in the Big Sur area of California.

According to the Associated Press, Los Padres National Forest spokesman Andrew Madsen says the fire broke out early Monday near Pfeiffer Ridge Road and state Highway 1. He says it burned about 500 acres by late afternoon.

Madsen says the fire destroyed the home of Big Sur Fire Chief Martha Karstens. Officials were hopeful that they could contain it within the next couple of days.

Madsen says the Red Cross has set up an overnight shelter for people who have been displaced by the fire. The cause is under investigation.##


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