Pfeiffer Fire Update December 18;
*Big Sur V.F.D. Chief Martha Kartens home is among 20 homes lost in the blaze.
*Pfeiffer Fire 890 acres, 20% containment, 20 homes destroyed. 850 fire personnel assigned. Inciweb.org
Update (Dec. 16): 3:00 pm PST. Local Blogger BigSurKate.com has information that up to 15 homes have been destroyed. As a local resident and trusted community member her blog contains highly reliable information.
Big Sur, California –
An onshore wind flow, low humidity, above average temperatures and lack of rain has invited wildfire to California’s central coast.
The ‘Pfeiffer Fire’ has burned in excess of 300 acres and unconfirmed reports suggest numerous homes have been involved.