The forest fire in the Big Sur country, which has been raging since last Thursday morning, is now under control. The area devastated is approximately twenty-five square miles, including both government and private property. The property destroyed embraces a vast amount of redwood timber, the University of California Bee Farm, the telephone line from Big Sur to Soledad. Upwards of seventy-five men were engaged in fighting the flames, among them a number of regulars from the Monterey Presidio.
Carmel Pine Cone, Wednesday, August 9, 1916