A huge forest fire raging out of control north of San Francisco is giving fire-fighters a difficult time.
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AV Smoke rising from forest.
GV ZOOM IN to smoke-filled skyline.
GV Trees on fire. (2 shots)
GV Fire-fighters move in with shovels and hand-sprays (3 shots)
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Background: A huge forest fire raging out of control north of San Francisco is giving fire-fighters a difficult time. The site is one of the most beautiful stretches of natural wilderness on the Pacific Coast, the Big Sur country. But it's virtually inaccessible, and the fire-fighters are having to combat the flames with hand-operated equipment.
When filmed yesterday (Wednesday), the fire was advancing along a six-mile front. There's little property in the area. But several hundred campers had to be evacuated -- and it is thought that the blaze may have been caused by an illegal camp fire. Twelve-hundred men are fighting the flames.