VIDEO: Some evacuation orders lifted for fire in Santa Cruz Mountains

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY (KRON)– CAL Fire said Thursday morning that the Bear Fire burning in the Santa Cruz mountains is now 30 percent.

The fire erupted around 11 p.m. Monday night in the area of 820 Bear Creek Canyon Road and Deer Creek Road.

The blaze has burned 350 acres so far and destroyed 4 structures.

It started as a house fire, and quickly spread to surrounding vegetation, prompting about 150 evacuations.


Some evacuation orders have been lifted Thursday morning. Information from Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office:

Las Cumbres

Evacuation orders have been lifted for the Las Cumbres and Skyline Blvd. communities.

Areas South of Bear Creek Rd.

Evacuation orders have been lifted for areas south of Bear Creek Road such as Hidden

Springs Lane, Moon Rise Road, Mustang Mesa, and Bear Creek Way.

Areas still under Evacuation and Closed

Bear Creek Canyon Road, Deer Creek Road, Rons Road, Dons Road, and their tributary streets in the effected fire area will remain closed.

Road Closures

Bear Creek Road between Hawk Ridge Road and Hwy 35 will open to residents only

at 12:00 PM on 10/19/17.

Seven firefighters have sustained minor injuries navigating rugged, steep terrain that has made ground fighting difficult. Two firefighters have minor burns, and one firefighter fractured his wrist after slipping down a steep ravine.

Here is the Cal Fire incident page.

Open facilities for residents

Lakeside Elementary: 19621 Black Rd, Los Gatos
Zayante Fire Protection District Station: 7700 E Zayante Rd, Felton

Evacuation Shelters for Animals

Horses and Goats: Graham Hill Showgrounds: 1145 Graham Hill Rd, Santa Cruz
Small Animals: Santa Cruz County Animal Services: 2200 7th Ave, Santa Cruz




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