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This deadly Big Sur wildfire was started by a campfire that wasn't extinguished

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The wildfire in California's Big Sur region that has raged for more than a week was started by someone not putting out a campfire, fire officials said.

Since July 22, the blaze has consumed 69 square miles of some of California's most scenic land, destroyed 57 homes, and killed at least one person.

And it might not be going away anytime soon. The fire is only 25 percent contained, despite the efforts of 5,400 firefighters.

Officials are still trying to find who started the fire and if it was done intentionally. Campfires aren't allowed in Garapata Park, where the fire started.

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CNN framegrab of Big Sur fire

The fire is so big, its devastation can be seen from space. Here's a shot from NASA via CNN.

This deadly Big Sur wildfire was started by a campfire that wasn't extinguished

And here's how bad it looked at the start.

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