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Thursday, September 29, 2016

CA-SCU Loma Fire burning in steep inaccessible terrain in the Mt Loma Prieta, Mt Chual and Uvas Creek drainages. [MAP]

 Loma Wildland Fire Location Map
Current Situation: 3,849 Containment: 22%
Overnight, the fire remained active in the brush and timber litter, which allowed the fire to make short runs and smolder throughout the night. The fire is burning in steep inaccessible terrain covered by drought stressed fuels, burning in the Mt Loma Prieta, Mt Chual and Uvas Creek drainages. Tonight at 7:00PM a community meeting will be held at Loma Prieta Elementary School, located at 23800 Summit Road, Los Gatos. 

Santa Clara County: Mandatory evacuation orders for the Loma Prieta ridgeline area including all tributary roads along Summit Road from Soquel San Jose Road to Ormsby Fire Station. This includes Uvas Canyon County Park, Loma Chiquita, Casa Loma, and Loma Prieta Way. Portions of Croy Road are under an evacuation warning. 
Santa Cruz County: All evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted. Evacuation alerts in Santa Clara County can be received by signing up for AlertSCC

Evacuation Centers: 
Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville (large animals welcome) 
Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos 
Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church, 16970 De Witt Avenue, Morgan Hill 

Road Closures:
 Loma Chiquita Road Summit Road from Soquel San Jose Road to Pole Line Road Casa Loma Road at McKean/Uvas Mount Madonna at Ormsby Road Mount Bache Road at Highland Road is open to residents only. Mount Madonna Road at Pole Line Road Croy Road at Uvas Road is open to residents only. 

Incident Start Date: 9/26/16
Incident Start Time: 2:42 PM 
Incident Type: Vegetation Fire 
Cause: Under Investigation 
Incident Location: Loma Chiquita Road and Loma Prieta Road, Los Gatos 
Acreage: 3,849 Containment: 22% 
Expected Containment: 10/3/16 
Structures Threatened: 325 
Structures Destroyed: 1-Single Residence and 6-Outbuildings 
Structures Damaged: 1-Single Residence 

Engines: 140 
Water Tenders: 16 
Helicopters: 15 
Air Tankers:
Hand Crews: 60 
Dozers: 32 
Total Personnel: 1,762 
Cooperating Agencies: California Highway Patrol, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Cruz County Sherriff’s Office, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, San Jose Water Company, Santa Clara Valley Water District, Pacific Gas and Electric and Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services, California Conservation Corps, Red Cross, Santa Clara County Fire Safe Council, Santa Clara County Parks, Santa Clara County Open Space District, and Mid-Peninsula Open Space District


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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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