Vegetation Fire in Corralitos
CONTACT: Jonathan Cox
DATE: April 28, 2012
Corralitos – At approximately 2:41 pm this afternoon, CAL FIRE/Santa Cruz County Fire
Department and neighboring agencies responded to a vegetation fire in the Eureka Canyon area of Corralitos.
The fire burned one acre of dense vegetation in extremely steep terrain and was controlled by
6:33 pm. An unattended control burn on private property with inadequate clearance caused the
68 firefighters from agencies throughout the region worked cooperatively to extinguish the fire.
This included CAL FIRE San Mateo-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County Fire Department Company
41-Corralitos, Santa Cruz County Fire Department Company 36-Loma Prieta, Aptos-La Selva
Fire District, Watsonville Fire Department, Central Fire District and CAL FIRE San BenitoMonterey.
CAL FIRE reminds everyone of the dangers associated with open burning, especially as
conditions become warmer and drier. Open burning will close on April 30, 2012 in all State
Responsibility Areas of Santa Cruz County. Failure to follow burning regulations can result in
citation and liability of complete suppression response.