Fire In Monterey County 20 Percent Contained

FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (AP) - The nearly 1,500 firefighters
on the lines of a wildfire near the Monterey County coast should be
getting some help from Mother Nature.

Humidity levels are up in the region and forecasters are predicting rain will move into the area Friday night.

U.S. Forest Service officials say after expanding to a little more than 9,100 acres, the fire is now 20 percent.

A portion of the fire has approached Highway 1 near Pacific Valley, but officials expect the change in weather will help firefighters hold their lines near the highway.

Officials say the blaze threatens 32 homes and 45 outbuildings located in a remote area south of King City.

No structures have been damaged so far.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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