Big Sur Wildfire: 15 Homes Destroyed; More Firefighters Sent In

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pfeiffer fireMONTEREY COUNTY (LA Times) —┬áHundreds of additional firefighters have been called to battle a wildfire in Big Sur that has consumed 500 acres and destroyed 15 homes.

The ranks of 400 firefighters on the lines Monday were increased to 625 by Tuesday morning.

U.S. Forest Service officials said they had no containment of the fire and do not even have an accurate count of acreage burned because of the heavy smoke and rough terrain.

The Pfeiffer fire, so named because it started in the area of Pfeiffer Ridge in the Monterey Ranger District of Los Padres National Forest, has also forced about 100 people to evacuate near state Highway 1, officials said.

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