Huge Fire Threatens Monterey Vineyards
Vintage in danger as massive blaze continues to frustrate firefighters. Monterey County’s best wine grapes are in peril as an enormous fire is burning out of control to their windward side. The fire that started in Soberanes Creek in Big Sur on July 22 has grown to cover more than 38,000 acres. It has destroyed 57 homes and has burned one vineyard already. The cause of the fire has not been determined.