BIG SUR, Calif. – The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):
Firefighters gained a little ground on a wildfire burning along California's Big Sur coastline Friday.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire has now spanned 46 square miles (119 square kilometers) and is 15 percent contained.
It has destroyed at least 41 homes and put at least 2,000 homes and other buildings at risk. The massive blaze has forced at least 350 residents to flee.
All California State Parks from Point Lobos State Natural Reserve through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park are closed until further notice.
The fire this week claimed the life of 35-year-old Robert Regan. He was killed when the bulldozer he was operating rolled over on the fire lines.