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A fire in the Big Sur area of the central California coast has destroyed at least 15 homes and forced dozens to evacuate. ...
The cause of the fire is unknown. (Dec. 17)
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DURATION: :59-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:SOURCE - KGO - COURTESY KGO, EMBARGO SAN FRANCISCOALL SCRIPTS MUST INCLUDE: "USAGE OF THIS VIDEO IS LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF THE PERIOD OF THE DISPLAY RIGHTS IN YOUR CONTRACT WITH AP OR 60 DAYS."Big Sur, California - 16 December, 20131. Wide, nightflames visible amid trees on mountains, orange sky2. Wide, more flames3. Wide, car driving up road4. Wide/pan to flames in distance5. SOUNDBITE (English) Sheriff Scott Miller, Monterey County Sheriff's Dept. (Transcript Below)6. Wide, smoke, mountains, day7. Wide, helicopter fighting fire8. Wide, house on mountainside9. Mid, night, burning branches10. Mid, more burning branches11. SOUNDBITE (English) Dasha Taraban, Big Sur Resident (Transcript Below) 12. Wide, flames leaping over trees13. Pan from road to firey mountainsVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:A FIRE BURNING IN CALIFORNIA'S BIG SUR AREA HAS DESTROYED AT LEAST 15 HOMES.THE FIRE IS TEARING THROUGH DRY BRUSH IN THE LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO, HEADING FOR THE PACIFIC OCAN.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Sheriff Scott Miller, Monterey County Sheriff's Dept. "It's probably the driest year like many other parts of the state that we have in the history of Monterey County. Big Sur is historically one of the wettest places in California and we've had virtually no rain here all year,all season."TRACK-2MORE THAN 600 FIREFIGHTERS ARE BATTLING THE BLAZE, ALONG WITH AIR TANKERS AND HELICOPTERS.ABOUT 100 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO EVACUATE.MORE RESIDENTS OF THE SPARSLY-POPULATED AREA ARE READY TO LEAVE.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Dasha Taraban, Big Sur Resident "We've been told to pack some bags and prepare in case we do get evacuated.(REPORTER) HAVE YOU DONE THAT? Yeah."TRACK-3THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.A WILDFIRE THIS LATE IN THE YEAR IS SAID TO BE UNUSUAL BUT NOT SURPRISING, SINCE THE WEATHER HAS BEEN SO DRY.MATT SMALL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.