H-MONTEREY COUNTY

Dec 16, 2013 5:32 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Firefighters battling 100 acre fire in Big Sur

Firefighters are battling a 100 acre vegetation fire in Big Sur.

CAL FIRE says the fire started around midnight Monday near Pheiffer Ridge Road and Highway 1.

CAL FIRE, the Los Padres National Forest, the Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade, and other local government agencies are responding.

As of 2:15 a.m. Monday, about 130 firefighters were working to contain the blaze.

Evacuations are in progress. Residents are evacuating to the north, toward Carmel, until an evacuation center is set up.

Firefighters say at least one structure has been damaged in the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

No injuries have been reported.

California has had its driest year on record.

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