The Big Sur fire has already devoured 64,305 acres and still shows no signs of letting up, destroying three homes. The homes are venting their ire that the 12-day-old blaze hasn’t been contained.
State officials have ordered the evacuation of residents along 12 more miles on Highway 1 north. This new order has affected only 10 to 15 homes, but the underlying implicit message is that the fire is unstoppable.
More than 1,600 firefighters were deployed in 39 crews stretched through much of central Monterey County. The fire was only 5 percent contained, and officials say they don’t expect it to be fully contained until July 30 due to the steep terrain and dry and windy conditions.
California is indeed burning this summer. Additionally you might want to check out my coverage of other fires through the related posts.