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California Wildfire Prompts Weeklong Closure of Hearst Castle

The historic Hearst Castle, a major tourist attraction on California's central coast, will be closed to the public through the week as a safety precaution due to a wildfire in the area that has destroyed more than 30 homes, state officials said on Monday. The monumental estate, built in the early 20th century for publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst, was no longer in immediate danger, but the so-called Chimney Fire had crept within 3 miles (5 km) of the castle over the weekend...

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