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.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Monday, December 16th, 2013
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BIG SUR, Calif. — 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.