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2008-07-11 06:00:24

By Laura Bly Even as more than 300 uncontained wildfires burn across Northern and Central California and a storied stretch of the Big Sur coast probably will stay off-limits to visitors through early next week, the state's tourism industry is scrambling to reassure vacationers that most hotels, attractions and campgrounds are open and unaffected. About 1,700 wildfires have scorched more than 1,000 square miles and nearly 100 homes in the state since a lightning storm struck more than...

2008-07-06 12:00:14

The entire coastal town is ordered to clear out. BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities ordered the remaining residents of this scenic coastal community to leave Wednesday because an out-of-control wildfire, one of hundreds in California, had jumped a fire line and was threatening more homes. Flames raged in the hills above and ash fell from orange skies as evacuees in packed cars streamed north along California Highway 1, the only major road out of Big Sur. "The fire is just a big...

2008-07-04 00:00:13

By The Associated Press BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) - Authorities ordered the remaining residents of this scenic coastal community to leave Wednesday because an out-of-control wildfire, one of hundreds in California, had jumped a fire line and was threatening more homes. Flames raged in the hills above and ash fell from orange skies as evacuees in packed cars streamed north along Highway 1, the only major road out of Big Sur. Sheriff's deputies told residents they needed to leave the area by...

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2008-07-03 00:45:00

Raging wildfires forced the remaining residents of Big Sur, California to leave their homes on Wednesday. The fire in Big Sur is one of more than 1,100 currently raging across the state. Residents of the coastal community were prompted to leave the fire when it crossed a fire line and was threatening more homes. Sherriff's deputies told residents they needed to be out of the area by late afternoon. "The fire is just a big raging animal right now," said Darby Marshall, spokesman for the...


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