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A helicopter drops ocean water on a wildfire burning on Pfeiffer Ridge in Big Sur, California

A helicopter drops ocean water on a wildfire burning on Pfeiffer Ridge in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. Crews battling the wildfire along central California's scenic Big Sur coastline were on guard against a possible shift in winds on Tuesday, after the blaze destroyed at least 15 dwellings and forced 100 people to flee their homes, fire and county officials said. REUTERS/Michael Fiala (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER TRANSPORT)

Big Sur fire

Yahoo NewsDecember 16, 2013

A wildfire burning Monday in the Big Sur area of California destroyed at least 15 homes and forced about 100 people to evacuate as it chewed through dry vegetation on its way toward the ocean. No injuries were reported.

The fire burned about 500 acres in the Pfeiffer Ridge area of Los Padres National Forest near state Highway 1, with 0 percent containment, Los Padres National Forest spokesman Andrew Madsen said. (AP)

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