Dec 18, 2013 9:24 PM by Jeff Langan

Officials: Big Sur blaze now 74 percent contained

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a late fall wildfire in Northern California is now nearly three quarters fully contained.

U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Lynn Olson says the Pfeiffer Fire in Los Padres National Forest as of Wednesday has now consumed 843 acres and is about 74 percent contained.

Olson says the fire could be fully contained as early as Thursday evening.

She says the blaze has destroyed some 22 structures, about 13 of those are homes.

U.S. Forest Service Spokeswoman Kathleen Phelps says nearly 900 firefighters have assisted in battling fire as the forest service has spent nearly $1 million to fight it.



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