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The Big Sur wildfire in California is now the most expensive to fight in US history



The Big Sur wildfire along California's coast is breaking records - and it's not done burning.

It has cost firefighters $206.7 million to fight the fire, which has been burning for months and is only about two-thirds contained, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

The previous record was a 2002 fire in California and Oregon that cost $165 million. Those numbers don't include the cost of property damage or account for inflation.

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WATCH: The origins of the Big Sur wildfire.

As of Tuesday, it has burned 185 square miles, which doesn't even make the top-10 largest fires in California.

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Here's what the fire looked like in August. 

There are two more major unconfined fires burning in California. One started near Vandenberg Air Force Base. It's 170 miles southeast of Big Sur and postponed a satellite launch as it continued to grow.  

And meanwhile, the Federal Emergency Management Agency <b>may only be complicating things further for Californians</b>.

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