SAN SIMEON, Calif. – The Latest on wildfires burning in the Western United States (all times local):
A destructive wildfire continues to grow as it threatens homes on California's central coast, where more than 2,400 people are under evacuation orders.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Tuesday that the blaze has charred nearly 58 square miles of brush in San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties.
Spokesman Brian Steiger says the fire is 35 percent contained after destroying 36 homes and 16 other buildings.
Hearst Castle, the palatial ocean-view estate popular among tourists, remains closed because of proximity to the fire.
Eighty miles up the coast, California's biggest fire has burned through nearly 135 square miles of timber and brush in rugged terrain along coastal Highway 1 north of Big Sur. It's 60 percent contained. More than 400 homes remained threatened by the fire.