Historic Lucia Lodge in Big Sur burns in late night fire

Parts of the historic Lucia Lodge in Big Sur burned down late Tuesday night in a fire, the cause of which is still under investigation.   

Big Sur Fire crews responded at about 11:30 p.m. to the lodge along state Highway 1 and found that flames were burning through the roof of its restaurant. Additional crews from Monterey Fire, Cal Fire, Monterey County Regional Fire District, the Mid-Coast Fire Brigade and U.S. Forest Service also responded. Although the fire was eventually put out, most of the restaurant building was destroyed.   

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The Lucia Lodge is a cliffside resort built in the 1930s that has 10 cabins, a general store, a gift shop and a restaurant. 

Crews were able to contain the fire from spreading from the restaurant to the general store and other areas of the lodge.