SAN SIMEON, Calif. – The Latest on wildfires burning in the Western United States (all times local):
A wildfire in central California that destroyed 47 structures and forced the closure of the famed Hearst Castle has chased more people from their homes.
Fire spokeswoman Diley Greiser said early Monday that residents of at least 50 mostly rural homes near Lake Nacimiento were ordered to leave late Sunday.
The fire in San Luis Obispo County has burned 43 square miles of timber and dry brush since it began August 13. It's partially contained.
Hearst Castle was closed over the weekend, though officials said Sunday that the fire was growing in the opposite direction of the popular tourist attraction built by media magnate William Randolph Hearst.