Santa Cruz Mountain Fire Chars 200 Acres

Santa Cruz

On Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, the fire in the mountains of Santa Cruz, Calif. has charred about 200 acres of land. The crew from Cal Fire are responding with urgency, as the fire has engulfed the vegetation.

The authorities reported that the fire is currently in the area of Loma Chiquita and Loma Prieta Roads, which is west of Morgan Hills. The fire could be seen spreading rapidly. There is a direct threat to 300 structures that the flames could potentially devour. The Cal Fire crew are taking all necessary means to contain this wildfire.

Earlier it was reported that there was a structure fire at around 2.45 p.m. PDT, near Loma Chiquita Road in Santa Cruz. Matt Streck from Cal Fire stated that the fire has now spread to almost 200 acres and has already emblazoned several homes.

Streck further added that the fire may be pushed by the winds in many directions, as its location is on top of a mountain. This has added to the rapid growth of the flames. He also pointed to the fact that the drought conditions have also acted as a factor for the fire’s rapid growth.

Written by Abdullah Sultan Usmani
Edited by Cathy Milne

Sources:

NBC Bay Area: Watch Live: 200-Acre Fire in Santa Cruz Mountains Prompts Evacuations, Threatens 300 Structures
ABC 7 News: AST-GROWING WILDFIRE BURNS HOMES IN SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS — WATCH LIVE

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