Big Sur Wildfire is Fully Contained - NBC Bay Area

Big Sur Wildfire is Fully Contained



    Big Sur Wildfire is Fully Contained
    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.

    An unusual late-fall wildfire in central California's Big Sur region is now fully contained.

    Mark Nunez, the incident commander in charge of battling the blaze, announced Friday night that firefighters had achieved 100 percent containment of the blaze after working nonstop for nearly four days.

    Nunez says the fire had burned through a total of 917 acres, or just under 1-square miles, destroying 22 buildings, including 14 homes.

    Big Sur - miles of rugged coast, cliffs and wilderness - is a popular tourist destination about 150 miles south of San Francisco with high-end resorts and beautiful views of the ocean. The fire was burning a little more than a mile from Ventana Inn and Spa, a favorite spot among celebrities where former Facebook president and Napster co-founder Sean Parker got married in June.