Soberanes Fire costing up to $208M

(CAL Fire)
(CAL Fire)

MONTEREY COUNTY (KRON)—The Soberanes Fire that has been burning for almost two months near Big Sur in Monterey County has cost about $208 million, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The fire is 71 percent contained as of Tuesday morning has grown over 121,000 acres, said Forest Service spokesman John DeYoe.

Firefighting expenses have cost an estimated $208.4 million and the total is expected to change, DeYoe said.

One person has died from the fire and seven people have been injured since the flames started on July 22.

Cal Fire said the cause of the fire was from an campfire that was not put out all the way in Garrapata State Park.

Over 2,000 firefighters are trying to extinguish the fire.

It is expected to be fully contained by Sept.30.

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