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    U.S. Fire Service firefighter Andrew Way puts a sign up at the Big Sur Station indicating the area as a water point for other firefighters as they battle a wildland fire in the Pfeiffer Ridge area in Big Sur, Calif. on Monday Dec. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/ Monterey County Herald, David Royal)
    David Royal | AP
  • Fire Big Sur
    U.S. Forest Service strike teams from Santa Barbara, Stanislaus and Sonora Counties gather near the Pfeiffer Ridge Road entrance before heading in to battle the fire in the area in Big Sur, Calif. on Monday Dec. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/ Monterey County Herald, David Royal)
    David Royal | AP
  • US NEWS CALIF-WILDFIRE 4 OX
    Land charred by a wildfire is photographed near Pfeiffer Ridge in Big Sur, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. The fire has burned about 550 acres in the Los Padres National Forest. (Aric Crabb/ Bay Area News Group/ MCT)
    ARIC CRABB | MCT
  • US NEWS CALIF-WILDFIRE 3 OX
    A Cal Fire helicopter flies over flames near Pfeiffer Ridge in Big Sur, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. The fire has burned about 550 acres in the Los Padres National Forest. (Aric Crabb/ Bay Area News Group/ MCT)
    ARIC CRABB | MCT
  • Big Sur Fire
    Garritt Cooper, 25, of Idaho takes a water break while clearing a fire break near a friend's home on Rancho Rico Road as firefighters battle a fire across the ridge in Big Sur, Calif., Tuesday Dec. 17, 2013. Firefighters are making gains against the unusual fall wildfire that has destroyed 15 homes and forced about 100 people to flee the forested mountains of California's scenic Big Sur region overlooking the Pacific. The fire began Sunday near midnight, fueled by dry vegetation and fanned by winds.(AP Photo/ Monterey County Herald, David Royal)
    David Royal | AP
  • Fire Big Sur
    Big Sur Volunteer Fire Chief Martha Karstens bows her head after speaking at a press conference about losing her house to the fire as crews battle the fire in the Pfeiffer Ridge area in Big Sur, Calif. on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/ Monterey County Herald, David Royal)
    David Royal | AP
  • Big Sur Fire
    A helicopter makes a water drop in thick smoke as firefighters battle a fire in the Pfeiffer Ridge area in Big Sur, Calif., Tuesday Dec. 17, 2013. Firefighters are making gains against the unusual fall wildfire that has destroyed 15 homes and forced about 100 people to flee the forested mountains of California's scenic Big Sur region overlooking the Pacific. The fire began Sunday near midnight, fueled by dry vegetation and fanned by winds.(AP Photo/ Monterey County Herald, David Royal)
    David Royal | AP
  • Big Sur Fire
    A helicopter makes a water drop in thick smoke as firefighters battle a fire in the Pfeiffer Ridge area in Big Sur, Calif., Tuesday Dec. 17, 2013. Firefighters are making gains against the unusual fall wildfire that has destroyed 15 homes and forced about 100 people to flee the forested mountains of California's scenic Big Sur region overlooking the Pacific. The fire began Sunday near midnight, fueled by dry vegetation and fanned by winds.(AP Photo/ Monterey County Herald, David Royal)
    David Royal | AP
  • US NEWS CALIF-WILDFIRE 6 OX
    State Park Ranger Phil Bergman directs traffic along Highway 1 near the Pfeiffer Ridge fire in Big Sur, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. The fire has burned about 550 acres in the Los Padres National Forest. (Aric Crabb/ Bay Area News Group/ MCT)
    ARIC CRABB | MCT
  • Big Sur Fire
    Fire crews work to contain the fire atop Pfeiffer Ridge, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in Big Sur, Calif. The 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. (AP Photo/ Nic Coury)
    Nic Coury | AP
  • Big Sur Fire
    Smoke rises above Pfeiffer Ridge, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in Big Sur, Calif. The 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. (AP Photo/ Nic Coury)
    Nic Coury | AP
  • APTOPIX Big Sur Fire
    Lucas Handy of the Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade cuts trees and brush on Sycamore Canyon only a few miles from the Pfeiffer Ridge on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in Big Sur, Calif. The 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. (AP Photo/ Nic Coury)
    Nic Coury | AP
  • APTOPIX Big Sur Fire
    A Cal Fire helicopter flies over Pfeiffer Ridge on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in Big Sur, Calif. The 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. (AP Photo/ Nic Coury)
    Nic Coury | AP
  • Fire Big Sur
    Firefighters defend a home as a wild land fire burns in the Pfeiffer Ridge area in Big Sur, Calif. on Monday De.c 16, 2013. (AP Photo/ Monterey County Herald, David Royal)
    David Royal | AP
  • Fire Big Sur
    Fire burns near the Big Sur River as firefighters battle a wildland fire in the Pfeiffer Ridge area in Big Sur, Calif. on Monday Dec/ 16, 2013.(AP Photo/ Monterey County Herald, David Royal)
    David Royal | AP
A wildfire burning Dec. 16, 2013, 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.
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