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Wildfire in Big Sur

<p>A dog riding in a car passes a fire burning near the access road to Pfeiffer Ridge in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

A dog riding in a car passes a fire burning near the access road to Pfeiffer Ridge in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A dog riding in a car passes a fire burning near the access road to Pfeiffer Ridge in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>Signs are posted at the entrance to the access road leading to Pfeiffer Ridge during a wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

Signs are posted at the entrance to the access road leading to Pfeiffer Ridge during a wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

Signs are posted at the entrance to the access road leading to Pfeiffer Ridge during a wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>Firefighter Tyson Navarro (C) and his colleagues watch a burn out operation along Highway 1 in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013.  REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

Firefighter Tyson Navarro (C) and his colleagues watch a burn out operation along Highway 1 in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

Firefighter Tyson Navarro (C) and his colleagues watch a burn out operation along Highway 1 in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>A firefighter watches over a fire line in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013.  REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

A firefighter watches over a fire line in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A firefighter watches over a fire line in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>A California Department of Forestry helicopter flies over a wildfire burning on Pfeiffer Ridge in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

A California Department of Forestry helicopter flies over a wildfire burning on Pfeiffer Ridge in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A California Department of Forestry helicopter flies over a wildfire burning on Pfeiffer Ridge in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>A wildfire burns down to Highway 1 in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013.  REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

A wildfire burns down to Highway 1 in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A wildfire burns down to Highway 1 in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>Beach Boys band member Al Jardine attends a community meeting for updates on the area's wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

Beach Boys band member Al Jardine attends a community meeting for updates on the area's wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

Beach Boys band member Al Jardine attends a community meeting for updates on the area's wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>A firefighter keeps watch over a burn out operation along Highway 1 in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

A firefighter keeps watch over a burn out operation along Highway 1 in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A firefighter keeps watch over a burn out operation along Highway 1 in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>A firefighter keeps watch over a burn out operation in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

A firefighter keeps watch over a burn out operation in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A firefighter keeps watch over a burn out operation in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>A deer stands on a smokey ridge in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

A deer stands on a smokey ridge in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A deer stands on a smokey ridge in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>A firefighter keeps watch over a burn out operation in Big Sur, Calif., December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

A firefighter keeps watch over a burn out operation in Big Sur, Calif., December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A firefighter keeps watch over a burn out operation in Big Sur, Calif., December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>Residents attend a community meeting for updates on the area's wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

Residents attend a community meeting for updates on the area's wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

Residents attend a community meeting for updates on the area's wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>Firefighters stand at the entrance to the access road for Pfeiffer Ridge during a wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013.  REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

Firefighters stand at the entrance to the access road for Pfeiffer Ridge during a wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

Firefighters stand at the entrance to the access road for Pfeiffer Ridge during a wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>Inmates from the Gabilan Conservation Camp are deployed along Highway 1 to hold a fire line during a burn out operation in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

Inmates from the Gabilan Conservation Camp are deployed along Highway 1 to hold a fire line during a burn out operation in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

Inmates from the Gabilan Conservation Camp are deployed along Highway 1 to hold a fire line during a burn out operation in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>Firefighter Brian Hughes fires a flare during a burn out operation in Big Sur, Calif., December 18, 2013.  REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

Firefighter Brian Hughes fires a flare during a burn out operation in Big Sur, Calif., December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

Firefighter Brian Hughes fires a flare during a burn out operation in Big Sur, Calif., December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>California State Park employees use chainsaws to remove a smoldering tree that fell on Highway 1 during a wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

California State Park employees use chainsaws to remove a smoldering tree that fell on Highway 1 during a wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

California State Park employees use chainsaws to remove a smoldering tree that fell on Highway 1 during a wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>A firefighter sets fire to bush along Highway 1 during a burn out operation in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

A firefighter sets fire to bush along Highway 1 during a burn out operation in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A firefighter sets fire to bush along Highway 1 during a burn out operation in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>A map of the Pfeiffer Fire is displayed at the Ranger Station in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

A map of the Pfeiffer Fire is displayed at the Ranger Station in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A map of the Pfeiffer Fire is displayed at the Ranger Station in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>A blaze flares up during a wild fire in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

A blaze flares up during a wild fire in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A blaze flares up during a wild fire in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>Residents attend a community meeting at the Ranger Station to listen to updates regarding a wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

Residents attend a community meeting at the Ranger Station to listen to updates regarding a wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

Residents attend a community meeting at the Ranger Station to listen to updates regarding a wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>A wildfire burns next to Highway 1 in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

A wildfire burns next to Highway 1 in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A wildfire burns next to Highway 1 in Big Sur, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>A helicopter drops ocean water on a wildfire burning on Pfeiffer Ridge in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

A helicopter drops ocean water on a wildfire burning on Pfeiffer Ridge in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A helicopter drops ocean water on a wildfire burning on Pfeiffer Ridge in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>State Park Ranger Phil Bergman stops traffic on Highway 1 after a tree fell on the road as a result of a wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

State Park Ranger Phil Bergman stops traffic on Highway 1 after a tree fell on the road as a result of a wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

State Park Ranger Phil Bergman stops traffic on Highway 1 after a tree fell on the road as a result of a wildfire in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>A tree smoulders in an area that burned down to Highway 1 during a wild fire in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013.  REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

A tree smoulders in an area that burned down to Highway 1 during a wild fire in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A tree smoulders in an area that burned down to Highway 1 during a wild fire in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>Big Sur Fire Brigade Chief Frank Pinney addresses residents during a community meeting at the Ranger Station in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

Big Sur Fire Brigade Chief Frank Pinney addresses residents during a community meeting at the Ranger Station in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

Big Sur Fire Brigade Chief Frank Pinney addresses residents during a community meeting at the Ranger Station in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>A firefighting crew crosses Highway 1 while deploying to contain a wild fire in Big Sur, California December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

A firefighting crew crosses Highway 1 while deploying to contain a wild fire in Big Sur, California December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A firefighting crew crosses Highway 1 while deploying to contain a wild fire in Big Sur, California December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>A helicopter drops ocean water on a wildfire burning on Pfeiffer Ridge in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. 
REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

A helicopter drops ocean water on a wildfire burning on Pfeiffer Ridge in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A helicopter drops ocean water on a wildfire burning on Pfeiffer Ridge in Big Sur, California, December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>A firefighting crew walk after being deployed to contain a wild fire in Big Sur, California December 16, 2013.  REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

A firefighting crew walk after being deployed to contain a wild fire in Big Sur, California December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A firefighting crew walk after being deployed to contain a wild fire in Big Sur, California December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>A firefighting crew walks past burning trees in Big Sur, California, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala</p>

A firefighting crew walks past burning trees in Big Sur, California, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A firefighting crew walks past burning trees in Big Sur, California, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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